The Voice Australia coaches
(Image: Nine)

Sunday night redux — Nine wins, Seven loses, Ten does OK, the ABC weak.

Seven loses despite having a 322,000 lead in the 6pm to 7pm news battle with Nine, and a reasonable 1.01 million audience for Big Brother. 

Seven News averaged 1.79 million. Nine News, 1.37 million, but The Voice averaged 1.205 million and 60 Minutes 912,000 and that’s why Nine won easily and Seven was left well behind, again. 

Masterchef Australia won the non-news battle (again) with 1.28 million. Masterchef topped all the demos and The Voice and Big Brother were left to scrap for second and third. Nearly 3.3 million people watched the trio which was down around 100,000 from a week ago but is still a very big audience these days.

In the morning, Insiders from 9am to 10am, 651,000. Sports Sunday on Nine saw its audience slump from 222,000 a week ago to 126,000 yesterday.

In the regions, Seven News, 603,000, Nine News, 368,000, 7pm ABC News, 356,000, The Voice, 339,000, Big Brother, 311,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (31.4%)
  2. Seven (24.9%)
  3. Ten (21.0%)
  4. ABC (14.2%)
  5. SBS (8.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (22.4%)
  2. Seven (18.5%)
  3. Ten (16.2%)
  4. ABC (10.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (3.7%)
  2. 10 Bold (3.0%)
  3. 7TWO, 7mate, Gem (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.79 million
  2. Nine/NBN News — 1.37 million
  3. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.28 million
  4. The Voice (Nine) — 1.21 million
  5. 7pm ABC News — 1.06 million
  6. Big Brother (Seven) — 1.01 million
  7. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 912,000
  8. Grand Designs (ABC) — 743,000
  9. Sunday Project 7pm (Ten) — 667,000
  10. Operation Buffalo (ABC) — 656,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.18 million

Losers: A lot for everyone last night, but viewing mostly down on a week earlier

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.18 million
  2. Nine News — 996,000
  3. 7pm ABC News – 702,000
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 632,000
  5. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 477,000
  6. The Project 6.30 (Ten) — 316,000
  7. Nine News Late — 316,000
  8. 10 News First — 307,000
  9. SBS World News — 196,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC, ABC News) — 651,000
  2. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 436,000
  3. Landline (ABC) — 426,000
  4. Weekend Today (Nine) – 308,000 
  5. Offsiders (ABC) — 302,000
  6. Sports Sunday (Nine) — 126,000

Top five pay TV programs: 

  1. NRL: Canterbury v Wests (Fox League) — 209,000. 
  2. AFL: Melbourne v Geelong (Fox Footy) — 200,000
  3. AFL: Hawthorn v North Melbourne (Fox Footy) — 188,000
  4. NRL: Manly v Cronulla (Fox League) — 186,000
  5. AFL: Brisbane v Adelaide (Fox League) — 134,000

Peter Fray

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