Today’s Sydney winning streak stretches to two days

Nine’s Today has beaten Seven’s Sunrise in Sydney for a second straight day, preliminary TV ratings suggest.

While Today routinely wins Melbourne, a victory against Sunrise in the battle for Sydney breakfast viewers is less common. On Monday the margin was just 9000. And on Tuesday, Today won by just 1000 viewers – 108,000 to Sunrise’s 107,000.  

In addition, Early Today (168,000 ) beat Early Sunrise (156,000) across the five city metro.

However, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth remain strongholds for Sunrise and the network’s margin of victory in those cities was so strong that Sunrise still won the morning overall – by 381,000 viewers to 348,000, according to OzTam figures.

Meanwhile, in the midmorning slot Nine’s Kerri-Anne Kennerley (97,000) fell to third behind Ten’s The Circle (103,000) and Seven’s The Morning Show (194,000).

In primetime the absence of Masterchef had an immediate impact on Ten’s schedule with only one show – Modern Family – making it into the top ten for the night with 1.183m viewers.

The 7PM Project sank back just below the 1m mark to 991,000. However, this was still much improved on The 7PM Project’s ratings before Masterchef helped familiarise audiences with the current affairs show.

Seven dominated most of Tuesday night.

Packed To The Rafters easily won the night with 1.91m viewers, while Nine’s best performing show was car show Top Gear with 1.374m viewers.

Top 15 shows:

  1. Packed to the Rafters Seven 1.910m
  2. Today Tonight Seven 1.511m
  3. Seven News Seven 1.503m
  4. Top Gear Nine 1.374m
  5. Nine News Nine 1.312m
  6. A Current Affair Nine 1.265m
  7. Minute to Win It Seven 1.223m
  8. Modern Family Ten 1.183m
  9. Two and a Half Men Nine 1.170m
  10. Home and Away Seven 1.071m
  11. ABC News ABC 1.066m
  12. The 7PM Project Ten 0.991m
  13. Rules of Engagement Ten 0.951m
  14. NCIS – 9:30pm Ten 0.934m
  15. Thank God You’re Here (r) Seven 0.884m

Tuesday’s channel share:

  • Seven: 29.7%
  • Nine: 24.4%
  • Ten: 20.2%
  • ABC1: 13.9%
  • SBS1: 4.4%
  • 7TWO 2.2%
  • GO!: 2.2%
  • ABC2: 1.4%
  • One: 0.6%
  • SBS2: 0.6%
  • ABC3: 0.5%

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