A boring Tuesday night in late ratings with Nine, Seven and Ten slowly winding up their final ’tent poles’ of the year in the shape of The Block (1.217 million nationally last night), The X Factor (1.392 million) and TBL Families (1.153 million). And that was the night. The final session of the second cricket test against NZ from Perth died a natural death after the bat-a-thons, but still averaged a solid 1.141 million people, despite a rain delay and an early finish. World War 2 ended on Foyle’s War, now for the spooks.

Nine won the metros and the main demos, Seven won the regionals, thanks to The X Factor’s 472,000 viewers, and 497,000 for Home and Away.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (29.6%)
  2. Seven (28.6%)
  3. Ten (19.9%)
  4. ABC (16.9%)
  5. SBS (5.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (21.1%)
  2. Seven (20.5%)
  3. Ten (14.7%)
  4. ABC (12.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.2%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.5%)
  2. GO (4.3%)
  3. Gem (4.2%)
  4. 7mate (3.5%)
  5. GO (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1.  Nine News — 1.498 million
  2. The X Factor (Seven) — 1.392 million
  3. Seven News — 1.345 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.254 million
  5. The Block (Nine) — 1.217 million
  6. ABC News 1.201 million
  7. TBL Families (Ten) — 1.153 million
  8. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.048 million
  9. Second Test: Aust v NZ, Day 5, session 3 (Nine) — 1.141 million
  10. The World’s Oddest Animal Couples (Seven) — 1.037 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.095 million
  2. Seven News — 1.076 million
  3. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.011 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 1.006 million

Losers: A weak night, apart from the ending ‘reality’ programs on Seven, Nine and Ten. The end of ratings can’t come too quickly.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News 1.095 million
  2. Seven News — 1.076 million
  3. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.011 million
  4. Nine News (6.30pm) — 1.006 million
  5. ABC News — 848,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) – 804,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 718,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 616,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 518,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 416,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 353,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 328,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 152,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  103,000 + 45,000 on News 24) — 148,0060
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 107,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 78,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. FFox8 (2.3%)
  2. TVHITS (2.1%)
  3. Disney Jr (2.0%)
  4. UKTV (1.9%)
  5. Nick Jr, LifeStyle (1.8%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Great Australian Bake-Off (LifeStyle) – 91,000
  2. Soccer: Aust v Bangladesh (Fox Sports 4) — 81,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 62,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 56,000
  5. Mrs Brown’s Boys (UKTV) — 53,000

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Peter Fray

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