A strong performance by The Block last night gave Nine a narrow win over Seven in the metros and a stronger performance in the demos. In the regions, Seven again won fairly easily. The Block finished on top of the national rankings with 1.425 million, one step higher than its metro performance where it averaged 1.026 million. Nine is really riding The Block home in the last weeks of ratings.

Gruen averaged 1.252 million nationally on the ABC, and remains on auto pilot — it should have really had a look at Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup and the win by Michelle Payne.  At breakfast Today beat Sunrise 350,000 to 331,000 viewers in metro markets. That was despite Sunrise having the halo of the history making Melbourne Cup the day before. Sunrise still won nationally.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (29.8%)
  2. Seven (28.5%)
  3. ABC (19.2%)
  4. Ten (16.6%)
  5. SBS (5.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (20.6%)
  2. Seven (20.3%)
  3. ABC (14.5%)
  4. Ten (11.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (5.1%)
  2. 7TWO (4.7%)
  3. Gem (4.2%)
  4. 7mate (3.5%)
  5. Eleven (2.9%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The Block (Nine) — 1.425 million
  2. Nine News — 1.394 million
  3. Highway Patrol episode two repeat (Seven) — 1.362 million
  4. Seven News — 1.357 million
  5. Gruen (ABC) — 1.252 million
  6. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.246 million
  7. Highway Patrol episode one repeat Seven) — 1.235 million
  8. ABC News — 1.225 million
  9. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.154 million
  10. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.086 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.082 million
  2. The Block (Nine) — 1.026 million
  3. Nine News — 1.024 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 1.027 million

Losers: An OK night. Seven’s repeat of James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace didn’t set the TV sets on fire — 531,000 national viewers-352,000 in the metros and 179,000.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.082 million
  2. Nine News — 1.024 million
  3. Nine News (6.30pm) — 1.027 million
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 972,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 960,000
  6. ABC News – 882,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 794,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 583,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 521,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 423,000

Morning TV:

  1. Today (Nine) – 350,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) – 331,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 157,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  97,000 + 46,000 on News 24) — 143,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 128,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 66,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. LifeStyle, Fox 8  (3.0%)
  2.  TVHITS (2.1%)
  3. UKTV  (2.0%)
  4. A&E, Nick Jr (1.8%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Gogglebox Australia (LifeStyle) – 121,000
  2. The Flash (Fox8)  — 103,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 87,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 64,000
  5. Selling Houses Australia (LifeStyle) — 63,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. 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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