Nine won the metros with The Block with its second best audience of this season (another five weeks to go!). In the regions, Seven won overall, but eked out a tiny win over Nine in the main channels. Nine scored in the demos. The Block had 1.6 million national viewers and 1.14 million in the metros, making it Number 1 in both. It finished third in the regions with 461,000, after Seven News on 471,000 and Sunday Night with 512,000 regional viewers. An average of 188,000 watched the telethon on Seven in Perth. Ten continues to do better than a year ago.

Viewing yesterday and last night was disrupted by one off events — The Australian Moto GP on Ten during the day and the Royal Children’s Hospital Telethon on Seven in Perth (which raised more than $25 million) during the day and early evening (it finished at 8.45pm and meant that Sunday Night and Beach Cops were pre-empted in that market). During the morning, The Bolt Report was disrupted in some markets and shown at different times because of a combination of the Moto GP and daylight saving.

The Bolt Report had around 134,000 metro viewers and 193,000 national viewers for the program’s first broadcast. That was well behind the 356,000 metro and 515,000 national viewers for an undisturbed Insiders on the ABC and News 24. The Moto GP had 580,000 viewers across the country on Ten and a further 76,000 on Fox Sports.

Seven News with an average 963,000 viewers, won the Monday to Friday metro news battle last week from Nine News with an average 947,000 viewers. Nine won Sydney, Melbourne and especially Brisbane (where Seven is very weak). Seven won Adelaide and Perth. The key to Seven’s better performance was the 5.30 bit of The Chase Australia which averaged 569,000 metro viewers to Hot Seat (Nine) with 501,000 viewers.

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Network channel share:

  1. Nine (31.2%)
  2. Seven (31.0%)
  3. Ten (17.1%)
  4. ABC (13.9%)
  5. SBS (6.7%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (23.5%)
  2. Seven (20.9%)
  3. Ten (10.4%)
  4. ABC (9.9%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (5.3%)
  2. 7TWO (4.8%)
  3. GO (4.4%)
  4. ONE (3.5%)
  5. Gem (3.3%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The Block (Nine) — 1.601 million
  2. Seven News — 1.525 million
  3. Nine News — 1.447 million
  4. Sunday Night  — 1.408 million
  5. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.281 million
  6. ABC News — 1.166 million
  7. Beach Cops (Seven) — 1.091 million
  8. Quantico (Seven)  — 927,000
  9. The Beautiful Lie (ABC) — 765,000
  10. Dr Who (ABC) — 756,000

Top metro programs:

  1. The Block (Nine) — 1.140 million
  2. Seven News — 1.054 million
  3. Nine News — 1.050 million

Losers: A Beautiful Lie struggled to win over viewers, but it still managed a ninth placing nationally — 540,000 metro viewers and a stronger regional audience of 225,000.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.140 million
  2. Nine News — 1.054 million
  3. Sunday Night (Seven) — 896,000
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) —886,000
  5. ABC News – 798,000
  6. Ten Eyewitness News — 504,000
  7. SBS World News — 171,000

Morning TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC, 237,000, 119,000 on News 24) — 356,000
  2. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) – 280,000
  3. Landline (ABC) — 276,000
  4. Weekend Today (Nine) – 263,000
  5. Offsiders (ABC) — 136,000
  6. The Bolt Report (Ten) — 134,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Sports 2 (4.7%)
  2. TVHITS (2.3%)
  3. Fox 8  (2.0%)
  4. Foxtel Movies Premiere, LifeStyle, Fox Sports 4 (1.7%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. A Place To call Home (SoHo) – 170,000
  2. RWC: NZ v France (Fox Sports 2) — 123,000
  3. RWC: Ireland v Argentina (Fox Sports 2) — 90,000
  4. RWC: Australia v. Scotland (Fox Sports 2) — 82,000
  5. Motor GP (Fox Sports 5) – 76,000

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