Seven’s night in metro and regional markets, with Nine in second (but it topped the demos, with The Block having another solid night). The regional win by Seven was especially large. 800 Words was the most watched program nationally with 1.637 million viewers and second in the metros. The X Factor was second nationally with 1.529 million viewers (and fourth in the metros). The Block had a very solid 1.327 million national viewers and fourth spot (seventh in the metros), so a big improvement.

Kaching! Pokie Nation at 9.35pm on the ABC deserved a much earlier airing. It had a solid 563,000 national viewers:  375,000 in the metros and 189,000 in the regions. Another example of why only the ABC can make powerful long form TV that upsets entrenched interests, especially in the corporate sector.

In the morning Today, 310,000 metro viewers, beat Sunrise which fell to 286,000 – Sunrise won nationally though, as usual.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (30.9%)
  2. Nine (27.7%)
  3. Ten (18.2%)
  4. ABC (17.7%)
  5. SBS (5.6%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (22.0%)
  2. Nine (20.8%)
  3. ABC (13.62%)
  4. Ten (11.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.7%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.2%)
  2. Gem (3.8%)
  3. 7mate, ONE (3.7%)
  4. GO (3.1%))

Top 10 national programs:

  1. 800 Words (Seven) — 1.637 million
  2. The X Factor (Seven) — 1.529 million
  3. Nine News — 1.375 million
  4. The Block (Nine) — 1.327 million
  5. Seven News — 1.255 million
  6. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.253 million
  7. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.229 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.195 million
  9. ABC News — 1.150 million
  10. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.083 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News 6.30 — 1.052 million
  2. 800 Words (Seven) — 1.019 million
  3. A Current Affair  (Nine) — 1.009 million
  4. The X Factor (Seven) — 1.003 million

Losers: Nothing really — there was enough on TV last night to occupy most viewers for a while (or put them to sleep early).Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News 6.30 — 1.052 million
  2. A Current Affair  (Nine) — 1.009 million
  3. Nine News  — 989,000
  4. Seven News  — 986,000
  5. Seven News/ Today Tonight  – 957,000
  6. ABC News – 802,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 760,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 641,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 501,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 479,000

Morning TV:

  1. Today (Nine) – 310,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) – 286,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  109,000 + 40,000 on News 24) — 149,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 131,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 96,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 51,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.80%)
  2. LifeStyle  (1.9%)
  3. TVHITS  (1.9%)
  4. UKTV, Fox Classics (1.7%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Great Australian Bake-Off  LifeStyle Food) – 102,000
  2. OC: Real Housewives (Arena) — 68,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 66,000
  4. Coronation Street (UKTV) — 54,000
  5. America’s Next Top Model (Fox8) – 54,000

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Peter Fray

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