Ten’s night thanks to Masterchef and the way Seven and Nine ran dead. Seven might have had more viewers overall, but Ten edged Nine in the main channels, with Seven third. And the main channels is where the money is made — especially important for Ten! SBS was boosted by the first of three episodes of its reality program Filthy Rich and Homeless, which grabbed 476,000 national viewers (354,000 in the metros and 122,000 in the regions). Part 2 is tonight. In breakfast, while Sunrise again won nationally — 513,000 to 432,000 and Today won the metros, 300,000 to Sunrise’s 272,000.

See again dominated regional viewing with Seven News tops with 707,000, then Seven News/Today Tonight with 544,000, with Home and Away third with 537,000, The 5.30pm part of The Chase Australia was fourth with 497,000 and the 7pm ABC News was fifth with 376,000 viewers.

Tonight: Mad As Hell at 8.30pm with Shaun Micallef and Offspring on Ten at 8.40pm — both more appealing that what went to air last night, apart from Masterchef.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (26.5%)
  2. Nine (25.8%)
  3. Ten (24.2%)
  4. ABC (14.5%)
  5. SBS (8.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Ten (17.9%)
  2. Nine (17.7%)
  3. Seven (16.8%)
  4. ABC (9.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (6.6%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (3.8%)
  2. ONE (3.7%)
  3. 7TWO (3.6%)
  4. Gem (3.4%)
  5. GO (3.0%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.827 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.616 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.339 million
  4. Nine/NBN News (6.30pm) — 1.324 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.294 million
  6. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.251 million
  7. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.186 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.132 million
  9. 7pm ABC News — 1.147 million
  10. Shark Tank (Ten) — 963,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.120 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.066 million
  3. Nine News — 1.038 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 1.006 million

Losers: Apart from Masterchef – it was pretty barren night.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.120 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.066 million
  3. Nine News — 1.038 million
  4. Nine News (6.30pm) — 1.006 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 823,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 777,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 585,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 567,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 498,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 390,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 513,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 432,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC 177,000 + 80,000 on News 24) — 257,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 234,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 181,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 137,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. TVHITS  (2.9%)
  2. Fox 8  (2.2%)
  3. Sky News (2.1%)
  4. LifeStyle  (1.9%)
  5. Nick Jr (1.8%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 82,000
  2. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 62,000
  3. Back Page (Fox Sports) — 62,000
  4. Family Guys (Fox8) — 60,000
  5. Jones & Co (Sky News) — 60,000

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