Seven’s night as House Rules had its second 2 million plus national audience on consecutive Sundays (2.05 million). It dominated Nine’s The Voice (1.43 million) and Ten’s Masterchef Australia (1.05 million) which remains flat. And that was the night after a day dominated by reporting and news on the atrocity in London.

Grandchester ended with no sign of a fourth series. A pity – more than 980,000 national viewers last night. In the regions, a solid win by Seven with House Rules pinching 773,000 viewers, Seven News, 702,000, Sunday Night, 479,000, Nine/NBN News 6.30 with 461,000 and Nine/NBN news with 460,000. Tonight watch True Story on Nine at 730 with Hamish and Andy — it’s a bit of an experiment, and new ideas are worth supporting, especially if they are Australian, at least for the first couple of episodes.

Seven was a close winner of total people and the main channels last week as a combination of House Rules and three AFL games in a row outweighed the first Rugby League state of origin and its huge 3.5 million audience on Wednesday night. Seven finished the week with a total people share of 30.7% to Nine’s 28.8%. In the main channels it was much closer – 21.4% for Seven to 21.0% for Nine.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (30.3%)
  2. Nine (29.7%)
  3. Ten (17.2%)
  4. ABC (15.6%)
  5. SBS (7.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (23.1%)
  2. Nine (23.0%)
  3. Ten (17.5%)
  4. ABC (11.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. ONE, 7mate (2.6%)
  2. 7TWO (2.4%)
  3. ABC 2, GO, Gem (2.1%))

Top 10 national programs:

  1. House Rules (Seven) — 2.052 million
  2. Seven News  — 1.940 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.735 million
  4. The Voice (Nine) — 1.438 million
  5. Sunday Night (Seven) — 1.308 million
  6. 7pm ABC News — 1.135 million
  7. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.078 million
  8. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.050 million
  9. Grandchester (ABC) —981,000
  10. Dr Who (ABC. ABC Me) — 728,000

Top metro programs:

  1. House Rules (Seven) — 1.279 million
  2. Nine News — 1.271 million
  3. Seven News — 1.239 million
  4. The Voice (Nine) — 1.025 million

Losers: Masterchef

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.271 million
  2. Seven News — 1.239 million
  3. Sunday Night (Nine) — 829,000
  4. 7pm ABC News – 786,000
  5. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 758,000
  6. Ten Eyewitness News — 393,000
  7. SBS World News  — 249,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 544,000
  2. Insiders (ABC, News 24) — 533,000
  3. Weekend Today (Nine) — 448,000
  4. Landline (ABC) — 402,000
  5. Offsiders (ABC) — 217,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: Fremantle v Collingwood (Fox Footy) — 278,000
  2. NRL: Canterbury v Penrith (Fox League) — 207,000
  3. NRL: Manly v Canberra (Fox League) — 201,000
  4. AFL: Bounce (Fox Footy) — 146,000
  5. AFL: Before The Bounce (Fox Football) — 92,000

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