The Verdict — Nine, 8.40 to, well, 9.45pm-ish. There was more class and better manners on the NRL Footy Show in the same time slot through late Autumn, Winter and early Spring (but the same can’t be said for the offensive AFL Footy Show). Karl Stefanovic should keep his regular job at Today. Q&A has nothing to fear — the imitation wasn’t even the sincerest form of flattery. 522,000 metro viewers – not enough, nor was 195,000 in the regions, or the 717,000 nationally..

Sunrise beat Today  330,000 to 303,000. Nine News and Seven News had 926,000 metro viewers each at 6pm. The Bachelorette had 1.176 million national viewers for Ten and second better than the sixth spot in the metros.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (28.3%)
  2. Seven (26.9%)
  3. Ten (21.9%)
  4. ABC (16.8%)
  5. SBS (6.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (19.7%)
  2. Seven (18.8%)
  3. Ten (15.4%)
  4. ABC (11.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.0%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.6%)
  2. GO (4.7%)
  3. Gem (3.8%)
  4. Eleven (3.7%)
  5. ABC2 (3.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1.  Nine News — 1.299 million
  2. The Bachelorette (Ten) — 1.176 million
  3. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.169 million
  4. Seven News — 1.169 million
  5. Highway Patrol (Seven) — 1.122 million
  6. ABC News — 1.091 million
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.077 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.060 million
  9. The Block (Nine) — 1.008 million
  10. The Chase Australia (Seven) — 940,000

Top metro programs: None with a million or more viewers

Losers: The Verdict on Nine; Seven’s line up with the exception of Home and Away.Metro news and current affairs:

  1.  Seven News — 926,000
  2. Nine News — 926,000
  3. Nine News (6.30pm) — 902,000
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) – 886,000
  5. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 865,000
  6. ABC News – 778,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 753,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 599,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 487,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 417,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 330,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 303,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 158,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  95,000 + 46,000 on News 24) — 141,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 115,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 45,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. LifeStyle (2.4%)
  2. Fox8 (2.0%)
  3. TVHITS
  4. UKTV (1.9%)
  5. Fox Sports 1 (1.8%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Soccer: A League: Western Sydney v Brisbane (Fox Sports 4) — 71,000
  2. Arrow (Fox8) — 78,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 63,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) — 58,000
  5. Back In Time For Dinner (LifeStyle) — 56,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. 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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