It was Seven’s night easily in the metros and regions. Nine did poorly and Ten did OK thanks to a solid night for Masterchef (1.25 million nationally). Seven’s First Dates (790,000 nationally) and Nine’s Love Child (784,000 nationally) were very weak, verging on flop territory. Seven’s House Rules was a bit of program spakfilla with the “top 10 reveals” — it was designed to milk the audience and it worked, with 1.24 million viewers nationally.

Australia’s 4-zip loss to Brazil last night in a soccer “friendly” was watched by 460,000 people on Nine Gem (317,000 nationally) and Fox Sports (143,000).

In the regions Seven News ruled again with 736,000 viewers, while Seven News/Today Tonight with 567,000 was second, followed by Home and Away with 537,000, The 5.30pm bit of The Chase was fourth with 490,000 and House Rules was fifth with 477,000

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (27.7%)
  2. Nine (25.9%)
  3. Ten (23.0%)
  4. ABC (169%)
  5. SBS (6.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (18.7%)
  2. Nine (17.0%)
  3. Ten (16.6%)
  4. ABC (12.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.0%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate, GO (3.8%)
  2. ONE (3.6%)
  3. Gem (3.3%)
  4. 7TWO (3.2%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.879 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.614 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.360 million
  4. Nine/NBN News (6.30pm) — 1.358 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.324 million
  6. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.252 million
  7. House Rules (Seven) — 1.248 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.242 million
  9. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.185 million
  10. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.132 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.144 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.047 million
  3. Nine News — 1.045 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 1.034 million

Losers: First Dates on Seven, Love Child on Nine

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.144 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.047 million
  3. Nine News  — 1.045 million
  4. Nine News (6.30pm) — 1.034 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 889,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 794,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 636,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 577,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 520,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 461,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 577,000 (294,000)
  2. Today (Nine) — 434,000 (286,000)
  3. News Breakfast (ABC,  103,000 + ,000 on News 24) — 158,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 158,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 122,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 50,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. TVHITS  (2.4%)
  2. Nick Jr (2.4%)
  3. Fox 8  (2.1%)
  4. Fox Sports 505 (1.8%)
  5. LifeStyle, Sky News  (1.7%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Soccer: Australia v Brazil (Fox Sports 505) — 143,000
  2. Wentworth (showcase) — 81,000
  3. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 68,000
  4. Soccer: Australia v Brazil (Fox Sports 505) — 64,000
  5. Rugby Union: Lions v Highlanders (Fox Sports 503) — 58,000

Peter Fray

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