A solid night for Seven in total people and the main channels in the metros, and an even bigger night in the regions. Nine and Ten did well in the metro demos with The Block (Nine) and Survivor and Todd Sampson’s Body Hack (Ten). The X Factor and 800 Words did OK for Seven in the demos, not not as solidly as the Nine and Ten programs.

And that was the night.

Seven did well because it programmed backed to back episodes of 800 Words from 8.45pm. In the metros the average for the two hours was 765,000 viewers: more than enough to push Seven home. Nationally the average was 1.235 million people (1.349 million for the first episode and 1.221 million for the second).

The Block managed 1.305 million national viewers for what is normally a weak episode, while The X Factor averaged 1.363 million nationally for Seven. But in the metros The Block with 931,000 did better than The X Factor with 895,000. Australian Survivor hung in there for Ten, at least in the metros, with 917,000 nationally (660,000 metro and 256,000 regional). Todd Sampson’s Body Hack also did OK with 775,000 nationally, with the appeal skewed to the metros with 588,000 viewers. Regional viewers totalled 188,000, which is approaching “so what” levels.

The regional top five were: the first episode of 800 Words with 558,000 people, then Seven News with 548,000, the second episode of 800 Words was third with 493,000, then Home and Away with 482,000 and Seven News/Today Tonight with 478,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (31.5%)
  2. Nine (26.3%)
  3. Ten (19.2%)
  4. ABC (16.2%)
  5. SBS (6.8%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (22.4%)
  2. Nine (18.2%)
  3. Ten (13.9%)
  4. ABC (11.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (4.5%)
  2. 7mate (4.3%)
  3. 7TWO (3.7%)
  4. ABC 2, ONE (2.9%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.594 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.561 million
  3. The X Factor (Seven) — 1.363 million
  4. 800 Words – Episode 1 (Seven) — 1.349 million
  5. Nine News — 1.345 million
  6. The Block (Nine) — 1.305 million
  7. 800 Words episode 2 — 1.221 million
  8. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.207 million
  9. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.149 million
  10. ABC News — 1.130 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.082 million
  2. Seven News — 1.047 million

Losers: Nine. Not much after The Block, and the ABC didn’t have much all night.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.082 million
  2. Seven News — 1.093 million
  3. Nine News (6.30pm) — 1.037 million
  4. Nine News — 1.022 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 965,000
  6. ABC News – 918,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 776,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 613,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 500,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 451,000=

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 300,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 281,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC,  116,000 + 48,000 on News 24) — 164,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 151,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 120,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 103,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Australia’s Next Top Model (Fox8) — 80,000
  2. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 67,000
  3. Back Page (Fox Sports 1) — 61,000
  4. Jones & Co (Sky News) — 53,000
  5. Family Guy (Fox8) — 50,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2016. 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.

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