A very dull night — the AFL game between Geelong and the Weagles was the highlight for many viewers, especially in Melbourne and Perth (This of course excluded Masterchef which was again far more interesting than episodes earlier in the week). Overall it was a big night for Seven in total people and the main channels.

The AFL game had 838,000 viewers on Seven and 7Mate, plus another 249,000 on Fox Sports, for a total national audience of 1.08 million. Masterchef starred though with 1.15 million nationally and was the most watched non-news program on the night.

In regional markets Seven News was tops with 662,000, followed by Seven News/Today Tonight with 513,000, then Home and Away with 480,000, the 5.30pm part of The Chase Australia with 440,000 and fifth was Masterchef with 336,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (31.4%)
  2. Nine (24.8%)
  3. Ten (20.7%)
  4. ABC (16.7%)
  5. SBS (6.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (19.4%)
  2. Nine (16.5%)
  3. Ten (15.0%)
  4. ABC (11.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.0%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (5.4%)
  2. 7TWO (4.2%))
  3. GO (3.5%)
  4. ABC 2 (3.1%)
  5. ONE (3.0%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.66 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.48 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.35 million
  4. Nine/NBN News (6.30pm) — 1.26 million
  5. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.15 million
  6. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.09 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.08 million
  8. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.06 million
  9. 7pm ABC News — 1.02 million
  10. RBT (Nine) —944,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.01 million
  2. Seven News — 1.00 million

Losers: If you have losers, logically you have winners. Last night? Nah. Well, maybe West Coast.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.01 million
  2. Seven News — 1.00 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 968,000
  4. Nine News (6.30pm) — 960,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 770,000
  6. 7pm ABC News —724,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) —548,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 530,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 472,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 350,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 511,000 (279,000)
  2. Today (Nine) — 454,000 (302,000)
  3. News Breakfast (ABC,  174,000 + 94,000 on News 24) — 268,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 243,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 202,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 138,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: West Coast v Geelong (Fox Footy) — 249,000
  2. AFL:Thursday Night Footy on Fox (Fox Footy) — 107,000
  3. AFL:Thursday Night Footy on Fox (Fox Footy) — 100,000
  4. Grand Designs Australia (LifeStyle) — 91,000
  5. NCIS (TVHITS) — 54,000

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