Fairytales galore in TV last night and this morning, all involving one person — Ms Katy Perry — who was on the plane as she sang on the final of Nine’s The Voice and on the final approach on the ground in Los Angeles as she started co-hosting Seven’s Sunrise just after 7am. 

Ms Perry seems to have boosted the audience by around 120,000 last night and past last year’s national figure of 1.78 million for the winner announcement — this year it was 1.91 million. The Grand Final 2 (as Nine coded it) was Ms Perry’s segment and it averaged 1.84 million and the performance part of the Final averaged 1.68 million nationally, or an average of more than 1.76 million, which is not to be sneezed at. We will know how Sunrise’s figures went this time tomorrow.

House Rules stuck it out to average more than 1.6 million people and Masterchef hung in there with 1.01 million. And that was the night. In the morning Insiders beat the opposition with 568,000 people from 9 to 10 am — 405,000 in the metros and 160,000 in the regions. Tony Abbott is helping boost Insiders audiences. Nine won the night in metro and regionals where The Voice dominated, but Seven News was tops with 665,000, followed by House Rules with 614,000, The Voice was third with 604,000, The Grand Final 2 was 4th with 560,000 and the GF averaged 501,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (35.1%)
  2. Seven (26.7%)
  3. Ten (17.2%)
  4. ABC (13.5%)
  5. SBS (7.5%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (27.3%)
  2. Seven (18.8%)
  3. Ten (12.1%)
  4. ABC (9.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.9%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (3.0%)
  2. 7mate, ONE (2.8%)
  3. GO (2.7%)
  4. Gem (2.3%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.955 million
  2. The Voice – Winner (Nine) — 1.911 million
  3. The Voice – Final 2 (Nine) — 1.843 million
  4. Nine/NBN News — 1.689 million
  5. The Voice – Final (Nine) — 1.683 million
  6. House Rules (Seven) — 1.623 million
  7. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.146 million
  8. 7pm ABC News — 1.034 million
  9. Sunday Night (Nine) — 1.023 million
  10. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.013 million

Top metro programs:

  1. The Voice – Winner (Nine) — 1.306 million
  2. Seven News — 1.291 million
  3. The Voice – Final 2 (Nine) — 1.282 million
  4. Nine News — 1.215 million
  5. The Voice – Final (Nine) — 1.182 million
  6. House Rules (Seven) — 1.009 million

Losers: The Voice Final meant no losers.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.291 million
  2. Nine News — 1.291 million
  3. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 786,000
  4. 7pm ABC News — 726,000
  5. Sunday Night (Seven) — 634,000
  6. Ten Eyewitness News — 340,000
  7. SBS World News — 194,000

Morning TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC, 408,000,  160,000 on ABC News) — 568,000
  2. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 476,000
  3. Landline (ABC) — 417,000
  4. Weekend Today (Nine) — 274,000
  5. Sports Sunday (Nine) — 265,000
  6. Offsiders (ABC) — 250,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Footy (4.4%)
  2. Fox League (4.0%)
  3. TVHITS  (2.6%)
  4. Fox Sports 503 (2.5%)
  5. Foxtel Movies Premiere   (1.7%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. NRL: Souths v Penrith (Fox League) — 217,000
  2. AFL: Hawthorn v Collingwood (Fox Footy) — 177,000
  3. NRL: Newscastle v Wests (Fox League) — 167,000
  4. AFL: Fremantle v St Kilda (Fox Footy) — 154,000
  5. AFL: Essendon v Brisbane (Fox Footy) — 143,000

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