Just a night to lay down and sleep and forget TV. The final Clarke and Dawe appeared last night just before 7pm on ABC TV. It averaged well, I can’t tell you because although it was in the advanced guides, it doesn’t seem to have been coded to appear in the overnight ratings. It was worth the view and the ABC should think seriously (with the permission of the Clarke family) about running a regular vintage series of the best of the program.

Nine won the night — The Footy Show helped with 720,000 national viewers from 8.30pm until around 11pm — 239,000 watched the AFL program in Melbourne. Nine says that’s a season high, which it is, but still a shadow of its former greatness when that figure used to start with a 4 or a 5, in Melbourne!

Regionally, another solid night for Seven with Seven news again top with 658,000 viewers (more than double the Nine/NBN News) with Seven news/Today Tonight second with 520,000. Home and Away was third with 495,000, then the 5.30pm part of The Chase Australia with 441,000, and ACA was fifth with 308,000.

In breakfast, Today with 292,000 had a rare win over Sunrise with 269,000 — that was in the metros. Nationally, Sunrise with 504,000, beat Today with 439,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (29.4%)
  2. Seven(26.4%)
  3. Ten (18.6%)
  4. ABC (17.5%)
  5. SBS (8.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (21.3%)
  2. Seven (16.0%)
  3. Ten (12.3%)
  4. ABC (11.7%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.5%)
  2. ONE (3.6%)
  3. GO (3.4%)
  4. ABC 2 (3.3%)
  5. 7mate (3.0%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.613 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.463 million
  3. Nine/NBN News (6.30pm) — 1.313 million
  4. Nine/NBN News — 1.298 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.139 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.116million
  7. 7pm ABC News — 1.044 million
  8. RBT (Nine) — 1.034 million
  9. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.002 million
  10. The Checkout (ABC) — 872,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.014million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.008million

Losers: Viewers generally.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.014 million
  2. Nine News (6.30pm) — 1.008 million
  3. Seven News — 956,000
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight —943,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 809,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 743,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 548,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 532,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 458,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) —389,000

Morning national TV:

  1. Today (Nine) – 504,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) – 439,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC,  159,000 + 91,000 on News 24) — 250,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 225,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 171000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 147,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. To 10 Grand Designs (LifeStyle) — 88,000
  2. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 77,000
  3. The Late Show With Matty Johns (Fox League) — 65,000
  4. Grand Designs (LifeStyle) — 64,000
  5. TheBig Bang Theory (Comedy Channel) — 62,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. 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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