Nine and Seven shares the spoils in metro markets last night, sort of. Seven won overall, but Nine snuck home in the main channels and had a lock on the major demos thanks to The Block. But in the regions it was a very different story with again Seven an easy winner overall, in the main channels and in the major demos. Seven’s The X Factor ruled the roost in the regions and 507,000 viewers pushed the program to number one nationally with 1.481 million viewers, just ahead of The Block’s 1.402 million (it had a solid, not nowhere near enough 378,000 regional viewers). Seven News and The Block were the most watched metro programs with 1.024 million viewers each. Seven News with 251,000 viewers had another of its occasional wins over Nine News (239,000) at 6pm in Sydney.

The ABC’s strong news and current affairs line-up prevailed in both metro and regional markets, pushing Ten to fourth spot. In the mornings, Sunrise with 317,000 metro viewers started the weak with a rare (lately) win over Today with 298,000 viewers.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (28.5%)
  2. Nine (27.4%)
  3. ABC (20.7%)
  4. Ten (18.0%)
  5. SBS (5.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (19.8%)
  2. Seven (19.0)
  3. ABC (16.3%)
  4.  Ten (12.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.8%)
  2. GO (4.0%)
  3. 7mate (3.8%)
  4. Gem (3.6%)
  5. ONE (3.2%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The X Factor (Seven) — 1.481 million
  2. The Block (Nine) — 1.402 million
  3. Nine News — 1.455 million
  4. Seven News — 1.235 million
  5. Australian Story (ABC) — 1.32 million
  6. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.239 million
  7. ABC News — 1.203 million
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.183 million
  9. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.117 million
  10. The Chase Australia (Seven) — 1.046 million

Top metro programs:

  1. The Block (Nine) — 1.024 million
  2. Seven News — 1.024 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 1.013 million
  4. Nine News — 1.004 million

Losers: No one really.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.024 million
  2. Nine News (6.30pm) — 1.013 million
  3. Nine News — 1.004 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) — 950,000
  5. Seven News/Today Tonight — 930,000
  6. Australian Story (ABC) — 868,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 809,000
  8. 7pm ABC News – 804,000
  9. Media Watch (ABC) — 630,000
  10. Four Corners (ABC)  — 627,000

 

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 317,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 298,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 138,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  89,000 + 38,000 on News 24) — 127,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 85,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 77,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. TVHITS(2.2%)
  2. Fox 8, LifeStyle  (2.1%)
  3. UKTV (1.9%)
  4. 111 Greats (1.6%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Walking Dead (Fx) — 65,000
  2. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 62,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox8) — 61,000
  4. The Walking Dead (Fx) — 59,000
  5. Father Brown (UKTV) — 54,000

*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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