The X Factor (12.544 million) did well for Seven, especially in regional markets, but a combination of The Block (1.317 million nationally), and the fresh episode of The Big Bang Theory (1.392 million) saw Nine do better in metro markets. And that was the night.

Seven’s Blindspot tonight at 8.30pm is the Fall hit in the new US ratings season averaging around 12.7 million people and doing very nicely in the key 18 to 49 demo (the key for US advertisers). That saw NBC pick up a second season this week, the biggest renewal so far from the 2015-16 newbies. So far this US season there hasn’t been a series axed, though some series have lost episodes.

NBC also renewed the sluggish (in Australia) Chicago Fire (Seven and Foxtel) and Chicago PD (Seven and Foxtel). Both are from Dick Wolf (Law and Order SVU and the original Law and Order). His new series Chicago Med debuts on NBC on November 17.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (30.4%)
  2. Nine (30.3%)
  3. Ten (18.1%)
  4. ABC (15.0%)
  5. SBS (6.1%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (21.9%)
  2. Seven (20.7%)
  3. Ten (12.1%)
  4. ABC (10.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.1%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.5%)
  2. GO (4.5%)
  3. 7mate (4.2%)
  4. Gem (3.8%)
  5. Eleven (3.2%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. The X Factor (Seven) — 1.544 million
  2. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.392 million
  3. Nine News — 1.335 million
  4. The Block (Nine) — 1.317 million
  5. Seven News — 1.276 million
  6. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.253 million
  7. ABC News — 1.236 million
  8. The Big Bang Theory  — 1.080 million
  9. Nine News 6.30 — 1.065 million
  10. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.059 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News 6.30 — 1.065 million
  2. The X Factor (Seven) — 1.031 million
  3. Seven News — 1.023 million
  4. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.019 million

Losers: A low voltage night really.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News 6.30 — 1.065 million
  2. Seven News — 1.023 million
  3. Nine News —988,000
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 978,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 866,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 822,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 682,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 599,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 516,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 498,000

Morning TV:

  1. Today (Nine) – 328,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) – 324,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 157,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  97,000 + 40,000 on News 24) — 137,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 112,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 40,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.6%)
  2. TVHITS  (2.3%)
  3. LifeStyle  (1.9%)
  4. UKTV, Nick Jr (1.8%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Great Australian Bake-Off (LifeStyle Food) — 111,000
  2. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 74,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox8) — 51,000
  4. Back Page (Fox Sports 1) — 49,000
  5. Doc McStuffins, Tales of Friendship (Disney Jr), The Guns of Navarone (Fox Classics) — 49,000

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Peter Fray

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