A quiet night. Australians On Porn rated well on ABC2, with the channel doubling its metro share to around 4.6% for prime time. Back Roads again stood out. Heather Ewert does not stand out in regional Australia (being a ‘bush gel’ anyway) unlike some of her urban contemporaries. It’s why the program is so solid. Back Roads managed 1.265 million national viewers.

Worryingly for Seven there is no sign of a metro build towards the final Home and Away episode of the year tomorrow night. Last night saw 788,000 metro viewers and a very high 522,000 viewers in regional Australia, which is supporting the program as metro viewers fade away. Home and Away had 1.309 million national viewers, thanks to the strong support from the regional audience.

Tonight, TBL Families ends on Ten ( you wouldn’t really know that) in a two hour extravaganza from 7.30. Over on Seven, the less than gripping BBQ one off, Aussie Barbecue Heroes ends in a “slimming” fest that lasts 75 minutes. I’d suggest the contenders on TBL duck over to Seven for a calorie top up. There would be more excitement in that than we’ve seen on TBL. But given that, it has been a modest success for Ten this year and the 10th spot nationally with 1.041 million viewers is testimony to that.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (27.5%)
  2. Nine (26.6%)
  3. ABC (19.8%)
  4. Ten (17.9%)
  5. SBS (8.1%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (18.9%)
  2. Nine (17.7%)
  3. ABC , Ten (12.7%)
  4. SBS ONE (5.5%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (6.0%)
  2. ABC 2 (4.6%))
  3. GO (4.1%)
  4. ONE (3.0%)
  5. 7mate, Gem (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.420 million
  2. Seven News — 1.323 million
  3. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.3098 million
  4. Back Roads (ABC) — 1.265 million
  5. ABC News — 1.158 million
  6. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.123 million
  7. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.071 million
  8. Nine News 6.30 — 1.057 million
  9. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.057million
  10. TBL Families (Ten) — 1.041 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News 6.30 — 1.057 million
  2. Seven News 1.044 million
  3. Nine News — 1.018 million
  4. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.015 million

Losers: Weak night, again.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News 6.30 — 1.057 million
  2. Seven News — 1.044 million
  3. Nine News — 1.018 million
  4. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.015 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 872,000
  6. ABC News – 805,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 766,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) —5773,000
  9. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) —511,000
  10. Ten Eyewitness News — 499,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 333,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 333,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 179,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  87,000 + 62,000 on News 24) — 149,000
  5. Mornings- Summer (Nine) — 114,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 64,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8 (2.6%)
  2. TVHITS  (2.6%)
  3. UKTV, Disney (2.0%)
  4. LifeStyle, A&E (1.9%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 66,000
  2. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 65,000
  3. Sofia The First (Disney Jr) –51,000
  4. Jake and the Neverland Pirates (Disney Jr) — 51,000
  5. Peppa Pig (Nick Jr) — 51,000

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Peter Fray

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