ABC TV's Old people’s home for four year olds (Image: ABC)

Nine’s night from Seven, the ABC and Ten. In the main channels the ABC slipped past Ten into third spot thanks again to a solid audience for Old People’s Home For Four Year Olds, which built on last week’s big audience gain and ended up with 964,000 viewers. It easily whacked Seven’s flop, The Proposal (379,000), Ten’s new Part Time Private Detectives (458,000) and Nine’s Seachange (a fading pastiche of the original and really a load of TV codswallop) with 787,000. The Block had a top Tuesday audience of 1.30 million.

In regional markets it was Seven’s 6pm news with 597,000, Seven News/Today Tonight with 536,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 388,000, Home and Away with 367,000 and Nine/NBN News with 343,000

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (30.9%)
  2. Seven (25.5%)
  3. Ten (18.8%)
  4. ABC (17.6%)
  5. SBS (7.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (22.7%)
  2. Seven (15.5%)
  3. ABC (13.5%)
  4. Ten (12.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. Gem,10 Bold (3.8%)
  2. 7mate (3.4%)
  3. 7TWO (3.1)
  4. 7flix (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.644 million
  2. Seven News/TT —  1.492 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.323 million
  4. The Block (Nine) — 1.308 million
  5. Nine/NBN News  — 1.203 million
  6. ACA (Nine) — 1.143 million
  7. Australian Survivor (Ten) — 1.051 million
  8. Home And Away (Seven) — 1.027 million
  9. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 985,000
  10. 7pm ABC News — 966,000

Top metro program: None

Losers: Where to start: Seven — just weak again. Seachange on Nine.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.047 million
  2. Nine News 6.30— 981,000
  3. Seven News/TT (Seven) —955,000
  4. Nine News — 900,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 819,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 654,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 503,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 479,000
  9. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) — 390,000
  10. 10 News First  — 382,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 502,000 (Metros: 293,000)
  2. Today (Nine) —293,000 (Metros: 193,000)
  3. ABC News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) —280,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) —224,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) —152,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) —89,000

Pay TV 

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 75,000
  2. Jones & Credlin (Sky News) — 55,000
  3. Family Guy (Fox8) — 54,000
  4. NTL: 360 (Fox League) — 45,000
  5. AFL: Open Mike (Fox Footy), The Simpsons (Fox8) — 44,000

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