Insiders managed 376,000 metro viewers, 276,000 on ABC and 110,000 on News 24. The Bolt Report had 111,000 viewers at 10 am, but that was lower than it should have been because it was pre-empted in Perth by the V8 Supercars on Ten. Nationally Insiders had 543,000 viewers and Bolt, 177,000 (remember it was pre-empted in Perth and WA regionals). Offsiders had 276,000 national viewers. Adding in the Perth and WA regional audiences wouldn’t have made much difference – Insiders and Offsiders clearly had more viewers than Bolt.

But with today’s innovation statement and the mid-year economic forecast next week, you’d think the management of the ABC and Ten would find the money for two more programs to cover both and the continuing political brawl over Ian McFarlane’s outburst of entitlement over a cabinet position that he wants back, and the continuing guerilla warfare Tony Abbott is conducting against Malcolm Turnbull.

If anyone is interested, Nine won the metros last night and Seven did well in the regions, as usual. End of story. The night was fairly average, even for this time of year.

Tonight watch or record Divorce on ABC at 9.30pm (and until Wednesday in the same slot). On the commercials, Home and Away enters its final episodes for the year. It is a standout for the demo for the night.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (28.1%)
  2. Seven (25.7%)
  3. ABC (18.1%)
  4. Ten (17.8%)
  5. SBS (10.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (18.9%)
  2. Seven (17.9%)
  3. ABC (12.4%)
  4. Ten (10.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (7.0%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.5%)
  2. GO (4.4%)
  3. ONE (3.8%)
  4. ABC 2 (3.7%)
  5. Eleven (3.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.574 million
  2. Nine News — 1.415 million
  3. ABC News — 1.233 million
  4. The Force (Seven) — 1.080 million
  5. Christmas With The Australian Women’s Weekly (Nine) — 928,000
  6. 60 Minutes – Summer (Nine) — 903,000
  7. The Biggest Loser (Ten) — 899,000
  8. Sunday Night – Summer (Seven) — 878,000
  9. Blindspot (Seven) — 852,000
  10. Dr Who (final) (ABC) — 840,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.076 million
  2. Nine News — 1.044 million

Losers: Us viewers, again.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.076 million
  2. Nine News — 1.044 million
  3. 60 Minutes – Summer (Nine) – 903,000
  4. ABC News — 837,000
  5. Sunday Night – Summer – 556,000*
  6. Nine News At Five 416,000
  7. Seven News at Five — 391,000
  8. Ten Eyewitness News — 276,000**
  9. SBS World News  –194,000

* Pre-empted in Perth, ** Pre-empted in Sydney and Melbourne

Morning TV:

  1. Insiders Final (ABC, 276,000, 110,000 on News 24) — 386,000
  2. Weekend Today (Nine) – 288,000
  3. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) – 258,000
  4. Offsiders (ABC) — 188,000
  5. The Bolt Report Final (Ten) — 111,000*

*Pre-empted in Perth

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Sports 5 (3.9%)
  2. Fox8  (3.3%)
  3. Foxtel Movies Premiere  (2.8%)
  4. TVHITS  (2.2%)
  5. Foxtel Movies Action (2.0%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Supergirl (Fox8)  – 141,000
  2. V8 Supercars (Fox Sports 5) — 140,000
  3. Taken 3 (Foxtel Movies Premiere) — 115,000
  4. V8 Supercars (Fox Sports 5) — 104,000
  5. V8 Supercars Supports (Fox Sports 5) — 90,000

*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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