Another soft night except for Seven’s News which continues to improve off the back of the 5.30 bit of The Chase Australia. It had 620,000 metro viewers, Nine’s Hot Seat had 498,000. Seven News beat Nine News in the metro markets by a rather large 114,000 viewers, 1.040 million and 941,000. That dominance continued at 6.30 with Seven averaging 1.060 million, 119,000 ahead of Nine’s 6.30 news.

As I wrote yesterday, the longer this goes on in summer, the more used viewers will be to The Chase Australia and then staying with Seven News, which is the result Seven is aiming for. Seven News lost Sydney by just 2,000 people, won Melbourne by 19,000, lost Brisbane by 39,000. Seven News had the usual big wins in Adelaide and Perth. This is the most important battle in Australian media at the moment.

Seven and Nine shares the metros, but in the regions, Seven again won by a country kilometre.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (28.1%)
  2. Nine (27.2%)
  3. Ten (17.9%)
  4. ABC (16.9%)
  5. SBS (10.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (18.7%)
  2. Seven (18.5%)
  3. Ten (12.2%)
  4. ABC (11.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.9(%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.9%)
  2. 7mate (4.7%)
  3. GO (3.1%)
  4. Eleven (2.9%)
  5. ABC2, ONE (2.8%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.299 million
  2. Nine News — 1.27 million
  3. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.232 million
  4. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.105 million
  5. RBT rpt (Nine) — 1.099 million
  6. Ready For Take-Off (Nine) — 1.026 million
  7. ABC News — 1.023 million
  8. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 994,000
  9. A Current Affair (Nine) — 988,000
  10. Nine News 6.30 941,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.060 million
  2. Seven News — 1.040 million

Losers: Us viewers again. What a disappointing lot of stuff last night.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.060 million
  2. Seven News — 1.040 million
  3. Nine News (6.30pm) — 941,000
  4. Nine News  926,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 803,000
  6. ABC News – 731,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 650,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 563,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 461,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 429,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 335,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 315,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC 105,000 + 60,000 on News 24) — 165,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 147,000
  5. Mornings – Summer (Nine) — 104,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 68,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.80%)
  2. LifeStyle  (1.9%)
  3. TVHITS  (1.9%)
  4. UKTV, Fox Classics (1.7%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Flash (Fox8) –  121,000
  2. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 74,000
  3. Real Housewives of Beverley Hills (Arena) — 62,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) — 61,000
  5. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Disney Jr) — 54,000

*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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