A close night in the Metros as Seven won overall, Nine edged in front in the main channels and did well in the demos. But in the regions, a very clear win overall and the main channels, for Seven. The boost to 800 Words, Seven’s new Trans-Tasman drama hit was significant — it saw a huge boost from regional viewers. The 1.027 million metro viewers (and third), was lifted to top spot nationally by a very high 648,000 regional viewers.

The boost from regional viewers to The X Factor (it was an elimination episode last night, but that couldn’t inspire metro viewers with the audience of 965,000 people) was significant — 516,000 viewers lifted it to Number 2 nationally from seventh in the metros. Nine’s The Block had a very strong Tuesday night with 1.369 million viewers across the country with a solid 983,000 metro viewers. But it could only muster 386,000 regional viewers. That’s OK, but if it was as popular as Seven’s two programs, it would have probably battled for the top spot nationally.

In the morning Sunrise moved back in front of Today – 334,000 metro viewers to 312,000 – reversing Monday’s ranking.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (31.0%)
  2. Nine (29.4%)
  3. Ten (18.6%)
  4. ABC (16.1%)
  5. SBS (5.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (22.2%)
  2. Seven (22.0%)
  3. Ten (12.5%)
  4. ABC (11.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.2%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.6%)
  2. Gem (3.7%)
  3. GO (3.6%)
  4. 7mate, ONE (3.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. 800 Words (Seven) — 1.675 million
  2. The X Factor (Seven) — 1.481 million
  3. Nine News — 1.4325 million
  4. The Block (Nine) — 1.369 million
  5. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.291 million
  6.  Seven News — 1.276 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.260 million
  8. ABC News — 1.237 million
  9. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.162 million
  10. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.088 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.068 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.044 million
  3. 800 Words (Seven) — 1.027 million
  4. Seven News — 1.008 million

Losers: Anyone who missed Breaking The Silence on the ABC at 9.30pm. It was the second report on a scandal in part of the Jewish community that shames that community at the treatment of people who raised the question of child abuse (and have been vindicated by the Royal Commission into Sexual Abuse). Both parts of the story were powerful, powerful TV — courageous TV at its best and a tribute to the whistleblowers and their families, the Compass group at the ABC, and the film makers. It had 378,000 national viewers: 274,000 in the metros and 103,000 in the regionals. 106,000 people watched in Melbourne where much of the report last night (and the first part) was based.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.068 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.044 million
  3. Seven News — 1.008 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) – 983,000
  5. Seven News/Today Tonight — 965,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 841,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 746,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 581,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 542,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 465,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 334,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 312,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 173,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  121,000 + 40,000 on News 24) — 161,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 108,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 63,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.4%)
  2. LifeStyle  (2.0%)
  3. TVHITS  (1.9%)
  4. Arena (1.8%)
  5. A&E (1.7%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Great Australian Bake-Off (LifeStyle) — 109,000
  2. Real Housewives (Arena) — 62,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 50,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) — 48,000
  5. Mrs Brown’s Boys (UKTV) — 47,000

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Peter Fray

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