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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: MKR back to burn the competition

Seven’s cooking juggernaut My Kitchen Rules is still a ratings winner.

Seven’s night, easily. Seven won metro and regional markets by daylight and a country mile combined. It was no contest with My Kitchen Rules back in the Seven line-up. Revenge was weak, but managed to hold up its end after MKR. Thanks to the Cats-Hawks AFL game finishing bang on 6pm in eastern states, Seven News had a big night, with a 217,000 winning margin in Melbourne and solid margins in Perth and Adelaide. But Nine News beat Seven in Sydney by 104,000 and by 22,000 in Brisbane. The strong performance by Seven News mean Home and Away easily won the 7pm time slot. Nine ran dead as dead last night. No stewards to give the network a swab for last night’s weak effort.

The ABC did OK with its news and current affairs line-up — it easily beat Ten in metro markets and by a very solid margin in regional markets. ABC1’s Q&A was confused, with two UK guests expected to talk about Australian domestic politics. One, right-winger, Brendan O’Neill, showed he didn’t lack in opinions, despite being poorly informed about what happened in New South Wales. Yesterday afternoon’s Cats v Hawks game averaged a total of 1.245 million on Seven (924,000 on Seven and 7mate) and 321,000 on Fox Footy on pay TV.

On Sunday morning Financial Review Sunday (182,000 metro viewers) easily dusted The Bolt Report (78,000 at 10am and 75,000 metro viewers for the 4pm repeat) on Ten. The absence of Insiders at 9am on ABC1 (what a weak effort to be off for Easter Sunday after the shocks in NSW last week!) meant both programs, especially Bolt, had a free run at covering the week’s political events. Financial Review Sunday’s audience rose on previous weeks as a result. In contrast, Bolt’s figures sank to the worst for the program, certainly this year and possibly since it started.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (38.2%)
  2. Nine (24.1%)
  3. ABC (17.5%)
  4. Ten (15.7%)
  5. SBS (3.7%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (29.3%)
  2. Nine (17.0%)
  3. ABC1 (13.3%)
  4. Ten (9.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (?%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.2%)
  2. GO (4.7%)
  3. 7mate (3.7%)
  4. Eleven (3.1%)
  5. ONE (3.0%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven)  —  2.799 million
  2. Seven News  — 1.954 million
  3. Nine News  — 1.796 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.627 million
  5. Revenge (Seven) — 1.413 million
  6. ABC1 News  — 1.381 million
  7. Seven News/Today Tonight  — 1.266 million
  8. 7.30 (ABC1) — 1.156 million
  9. A Current Affair (Nine)  —  1.113 million
  10. Australian Story (ABC1) — 1.085 million

Top metro programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven)  —  1.877 million
  2. Seven News — 1.487 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight  — 1.266 million
  4. Nine News — 1.262 million
  5. Nine News 6.30 — 1.073 million
  6. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.039 million

Losers: Viewers of the Nine Network last night, and tonight. Weak, repeats and second-rate movies. Just rubbish, in fact.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.487 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight  — 1.267 million
  3. Nine News  — 1.262 million
  4. Nine News 6.30  — 1.073 million
  5. ABC1 News — 960,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine)  —  890,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC1) — 807,000
  8. Australian Story (ABC1) — 750,000
  9. The Project 7 pm (Ten) — 585,000
  10. Media Watch (ABC1) — 554,000

Metro morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven)  —  309,000
  2. Today (Nine)  —  240,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 231,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) — 170,000
  5. News Breakfast (ABC 1, 53,000 + 45,000 on News 24) — 98,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 51,000
  7. Wake Up (Ten) — 29,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Footy (5.9%)
  2. Fox Sports 1 (5.6%)
  3. Fox 8  (2.7%)
  4. TVHITS!,  LifeStyle  (1.9%)
  5. A&E (1.8%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: Geelong v Hawthorn (Fox Footy) — 321,000
  2. NRL: Parramatta v Wests Tigers (Fox Sports 1) —  304,000
  3. NRL: Penrith v Gold Coast (Fox Sports 1) —  247,000
  4. Game of Thrones (showcase)   —  180,000
  5. Game of Thrones (showcase)  133,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM. (All shares on the basis of combined overnight 6pm to midnight all people.) and network reports.

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    paddy
    Posted Tuesday, 22 April 2014 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    Bah! MKR nonsense. Game of Thrones trashed the lot of them.

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