Overall, a night which bored the audience: Big Bash cricket on Ten, the first day and night of the Australian Open tennis on Seven and a collection of repeats on Nine (which won Total People and shared second with Ten behind Seven in the main channels) was hardly an inspiring offer for viewers. In the regions Ten won Total People and tied the main channels with Nine, with Seven not far behind.

The second session of the Big Bash had a national audience on Ten and ONE of 1.309 million, which is not to be sneezed. Seven’s Night session of the tennis on Seven and 7TWO had a combined figure of 1.079 million (for different games). Overall it was a win for cricket on Ten over the tennis on Seven and 7TWO.

Back Roads on the ABC stood out with a very solid 1.277 million national audience, making it the third most watched program on the night.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (26.0%)
  2. Ten (25.3%)
  3. Seven (24.6%)
  4. ABC (18.3%)
  5. SBS (5.8%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (18.3%)
  2. Nine (18.1%)
  3. Ten (18.1%)
  4. ABC (13.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.6%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. ONE (4.5%)
  2. 7TWO (3.6%)
  3. ABC2 (3.3%)
  4. Gem (2.8%)
  5. 7mate, Eleven (2.7%))

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.570 million
  2. The Big Bash Session 2 (Ten) — 1.309 million
  3. Back Roads (ABC) — 1.277 million
  4. Seven News — 1.178 million
  5. ABC News — 1.177 million
  6. Nine News 6.30 — 1.141 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.070 million
  8. The Big Bash Session 1 (Ten) — 1.061 million
  9. 7.30 Summer (ABC) — 1.059 million
  10. New Tricks repeat (ABC) — 1.032 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.157 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.141 million

Losers: Anyone who can’t stand tennis or cricket or repeats of movies such as Oceans Eleven – that’s the remake from 2002. Horizontal.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.157 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.141 million
  3. Seven News — 941,000
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) – 902,000
  5. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 842,000
  6. ABC News – 789,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 776,000
  8. 7.30 Summer (ABC) — 707,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 611,000
  10. Ten Eyewitness News — 536,000
  11. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 392,000

Morning TV:

  1. Today (Nine) – 311,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) – 275,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  87,000 + 48,000 on News 24) — 135,000
  4. Mornings – Summer (Nine) — 118,000
  5. Studio 10 (Ten) — 81,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.3%)
  2. TVHITS  (2.0
  3. Nick Jr, LifeStyle  (1.9%)
  4. UKTV(1.8%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 76,000
  2. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 74,000
  3. Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks (Nick Jr) — 66,000
  4.  Soccer: EPL, Liverpool v Man United (Fox Sports 4) — 64,000
  5. Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks (Nick Jr) — 63,000

*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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