A better night for Seven with a reasonable win the metros and a much larger victory in the regionals, thanks to 800 Words and The X Factor (weakish though in the metros), and a better outing for the 6-to-7pm News hour because The Chase Australia at 5.30pm easily beat Hot Seat in the metros especially (616,000 to 512,000) and that reduced Nine’s winning margins in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and allowed Seven to benefit from its usual big margins in Adelaide and Perth. Nine did well in the demos, along with Seven.

800 Words topped metro (1.082 million) and regional viewing (662,000) and 1.745 million nationally with viewers. The X Factor’s metro performance with 982,000 viewers was pushed higher by the 568,000 viewers in the regions for a national figure of 1.550 million and Number 2 across the country (against 6th in the metros). Home and Away had 1.282 million viewers — 798,000 metro and 488,000 regional viewers who again provided the program with strong support.

The Block was solid with 949,000 metro viewers and 1.326 million nationally (after 377,000 regionally). The Block moved from ninth in the metros to fourth nationally. The fresh Big Bang episode on Nine was third nationally with 1.363 million viewers.

At Breakfast, Sunrise with 308,000 metro viewers just snuck home in front of Today with 299,000. Sunrise was a bigger winner nationally.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (32.4%)
  2. Nine (27.8%)
  3. Ten (17.5%)
  4. ABC (16.3%)
  5. SBS (6.1%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (23.7%)
  2. Nine (20.5%)
  3. ABC (11.8%)
  4. Ten (11.4%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.0%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.4%)
  2. Gem (4.1%)
  3. ONE (3.4%)
  4. 7mate (3.3%)
  5. GO (3.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. 800 Words (Seven) — 1.745 million
  2. The X Factor (Seven) — 1.550 million
  3. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.363 million
  4. Nine News — 1.350 million
  5. The Block (Nine) — 1.326 million
  6. Seven News — 1.301 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.282 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.140 million
  9. ABC News — 1.131 million
  10. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.060 million

Top metro programs:

  1. 800 Words (Seven) — 1.082 million
  2. Seven News — 1.031 million
  3. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.018 million
  4. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.012 million

Losers: No one really. There was enough on TV for most viewers,  including another great episode of Foyle’s War on 7TWO.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.031 million
  2. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.0123 million
  3. Nine News (6.30pm) — 987,000
  4.  Nine News —968.000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 962,000
  6. ABC News – 796,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 667,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 563,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 479,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 387,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 389,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 299,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  104,000 + 39,000 on News 24) — 143,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 118,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 111,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 65,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Great Australian Bake-Off (LifeStyle) – 104,000
  2. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 74,000
  3. Mrs Brown’s Boys (UKTV) — 68,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 65,000
  5. America’s Next Top Model (Fox8) — 55,000

*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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