No sport and back to normal and Seven got a shock. The two hours and more of live performance for The X Factor failed to click in metro audiences. It failed to crack a million metro viewers and was beaten by The Block on Nine: 1.021 million to 948,000. Nationally, The X Factor did better with 1.494 million viewers to 1.446 million for The Block.

Seven and Nine shared the night in the metros, with The Block just ahead. Nationally, Seven did better thanks to a solid win in the regions. It was close in the metros in the main channels, with Nine just in front, but in the regions Seven was well ahead.

At 6pm though Seven News had another win in the metros with another rare victory in Melbourne over Nine News. Nine won Brisbane and Sydney, but Seven won Adelaide and Perth. Seven’s win was again due to the solid performance of the 5.30pm bit of The Chase Australia which had 628,000 metro viewers against Hot Seat’s 581,000. Nationally, the 5.30 bit of The Chase had 1.0354 million viewers, Hot Seat, 793,000.

At breakfast, Sunrise, 309,000 beat Today on 291,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (30.1%)
  2. Nine (27.3%)
  3. ABC (20.1%)
  4. Ten (17.2%)
  5. SBS (5.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (21.3%)
  2. Seven (21.1%)
  3. ABC (16.3%)
  4. Ten (11.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.0%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.2%)
  2. 7mate (3.8%)
  3. GO, ONE (3.5%)
  4. Gem (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.496 million
  2. The X Factor (Seven) — 1.494 million
  3. Australian Story (ABC) — 1.464 million
  4. The Block (Nine) — 1.446 million
  5. Seven News — 1.356 million
  6. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.288 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.251 million
  8. ABC News — 1.215 million
  9. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.149 million
  10. Nine News 6.30 — 1.068 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.089 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.068 million
  3. Nine News — 1.068 million
  4. Australian Story (ABC) — 1.047 million
  5. The Block (Nine) — 1.021 million
  6. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.020 million

Losers: Homeland returned to Ten after 9.30pm and grabbed just 208,000 metro viewers and nationally, just 284,000. Flopperoo, again. US secret agent stuff just doesn’t cut it here with local audiences.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.089 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.068 million
  3. Nine News — 1.068 million
  4. Australian Story (ABC) — 1.047 million
  5. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.020 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) – 969,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 910,000
  8. ABC News – 866,000
  9. Four Corners (ABC) — 746,000
  10. Media Watch (ABC)  — 656,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 309,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 291,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 182,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) — 163,000
  5. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  90,000 + 45,000 on News 24) — 135,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 72,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 101,000
  2. AFL: Bounce (Fox Footy) — 95,000
  3. Mickey Mouse Club (Disney Jr) — 71,000
  4. Sofia The First (Disney Jr – 68,000
  5. Jake And The Neverland Pirates (Disney Jr) – 68,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. The data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM. (All shares on the basis of combined overnight 6pm to midnight all people.) and network reports.

Peter Fray

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