Seven’s night in total people, main channels, the major demos and in regional areas. House Rules had 1.26 million national viewers and Masterchef 1.1 million. With the AFL on tonight, Nine’s AFL Footy Show on Nine and Seven’s Front Bar aired last night. And again it was an easy win to the modest Front Bar — 366,000 nationally and 195,000 in Melbourne (which is the key market), against 293,000 nationally and 143,000 in Melbourne for The AFL Show on Nine. Gruen was OK last night (a stand out in fact) with 1.02 million nationally for the ABC. End of night. 

In regional areas Seven yet won — the 6pm News was tops with 589,000 viewers, then House Rules with 499,000, followed by Seven News/Today Tonight with 489,000, Home and Away with 437,000, and the 5.30pm bit of The Chase Australia with 372,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (28.7%)
  2. Nine (25.7%)
  3. Ten (20.0%)
  4. ABC (17.2%)
  5. SBS (8.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (19.0%)
  2. Nine (17.4%)
  3. Ten (14.4%)
  4. ABC (12.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (6.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (4.1%)
  2. 7TWO (3.8%)
  3. 7mate (3.1%)
  4. Eleven (2.8%)
  5. ONE (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.642 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.513 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.303 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.269 million
  5. House Rules (Seven) — 1.262 million
  6. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.161million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.157 million
  8. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.107 million
  9. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.064 million
  10. Gruen (ABC) — 1.027 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.053 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.024 million

Losers: Nine, again.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.053 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.024 million
  3. Nine News — 974,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 943,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 687,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 918,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 533,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 522,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 429,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 335,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 446,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 331,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 230,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 225,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 158,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 96,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 83,000
  2. Selling Houses Australia (LifeStyle) — 70,000
  3. The Bolt Report (Sky News), Wentworth (showcase)  — 56,000
  4. Criminal Minds (TVHITS) — 55,000

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