Last night? Glad you reminded me because it was a pretty big stretch to say it was a night of entertainment — more like incipient boredom. Summer’s magic is upon us. Snooze button hit, Kindle at the ready, watch! Seven showed its mettle by programming a repeat of a big boat doco that has already cruised the briny blue one or twice — Inside Queen Mary 2 and a repeat of Surveillance Oz Dashcam. (Who cares?). Not one program in metro markets with a million or more viewers. The top seven programs all news and current affairs offerings and the first non-news program was Home and Away on Seven at 7pm. And the total share for the 11 digital channels was 33.5%, which was greater than the combined shares of any network last night. The main channel offerings drove hundreds of thousands of viewers away to the digital offerings.

In the morning Sunrise (350,000) moved back in front of Today (311,000). News Breakfast is ending another solid year well — 163,000 viewers yesterday morning on ABC and News 24, and Studio 10 continues to build with a solid (relatively speaking) 77,000 viewers. Seven News had a solid win at 6pm despite losing the east-coast markets — solid wins in Adelaide and especially Perth had it home over Nine News by 23,000 viewers. Seven’s 6.30pm effort also beat Nine’s 6.30pm offering, 899,000 to 850,000. Seven won the metro and regional markets, but the offerings were simply, weak.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (31.6%)
  2. Nine (25.7%)
  3. Ten (20.4%)
  4. ABC (16.4%)
  5. SBS (6.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (19.71%)
  2. Nine (17.2%)
  3. Ten (13.8%)
  4. ABC (11.4%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (6.0%)
  2. 7mate (5.9%)
  3. GO (5.1%)
  4. Eleven (3.8%)
  5. Gem (3.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1.  Nine News — 1.262 million
  2.  Seven News — 1.191 million
  3. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.163 million
  4. 7pm ABC News — 1.075 million
  5. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.035 million
  6. Surveillance Oz: Dashcam (rpt) (Seven) — 1.032 million
  7. Inside Queen Mary (Seven) — 1.016 million
  8. Seven News/Today Tonight — 955,000
  9. The Chase Australia 5.30 (Seven) — 893,000
  10. Alisa & Lysandra To The Rescue  (Nine) — 882,000

Top metro programs: Not one program with a million or more metro viewers.

Losers: Us.Metro news and current affairs:

  1.  Seven News — 933,000
  2.  Nine News — 910,000
  3.  Seven News/Today Tonight — 899,000
  4. Nine News (6.30pm) — 855,000
  5. 7pm ABC News – 760,000
  6. 7.30 (ABC) — 734,000
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) – 718,000
  8. Ten Eyewitness News — 489,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 472,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 366,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 350,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 311,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  105,000 + 58,000 on News 24) — 163,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) — 133,000
  5. The Morning Show (Seven) — 125,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 77,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.7%)
  2. LifeStyle,TVHITS  (2.4%)
  3. Disney Jr, UKTV, (1.9%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 80,000
  2. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 76,000
  3. Grand Designs Australia (LifeStyle) — 66,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 66,000
  5. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 60,000

*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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