The Glenn Dyer breakdown: Seven’s night, again, as My Kitchen Rules ruled supreme — it ends next Tuesday.

Seven’s Please Marry My Boy failed to hang on to as many My Kitchen Rules viewers as it has been doing and averaged less than a million people last night (985,000). Enough, already!

Nine and Ten were not in the hunt, as is usual on a Wednesday night while My Kitchen Rules is in the schedule.

Tonight: My Kitchen Rules on Seven. The Footy Shows on Nine. The Straits on ABC 1, The Biggest Loser and Law and Order SVU on Ten. SBS has its usual foodie programs from 7.30pm starting with Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong.

The top 10 national programs (metro & regional combined):

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) — 2.450 million
  2. Seven News — 1.789 million
  3. Nine News — 1.578 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.464 million
  5. Today Tonight  (Seven) — 1.398 million
  6. Please Marry My Boy (Seven) — 1.394 million
  7. ABC News — 1.363 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.347 million
  9. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.205 million
  10. The Biggest Loser (Ten) — 1.175 million

The Metro Winners:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) (7.30pm) — 1.744 million
  2. Seven News (6pm) — 1.216 million
  3. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.095 million
  4. Nine News (6pm) — 1.070 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) (7pm) — 1.009 million

The Losers: Woodley on the ABC at 8pm, 298,000. Enough, enough, get it off. It’s punishment enough knowing it’s in the schedule.

Adam Hills in Gordon Street Tonight, 495,000. Not helped by Woodley. Another flop.

Metro News & CA: Nine News won Sydney and Melbourne. Seven won the rest. Today Tonight won everywhere bar Melbourne where A Current Affair got up.

  1. Seven News (6pm) — 1.216 million
  2. Today Tonight (Seven) (6.30pm) — 1.095 million
  3. Nine News (6pm) — 1.070 million
  4. ABC News (7pm) — 982,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) (6.30pm) — 850,000
  6. Ten News (5pm) — 647,000
  7. The Project (Ten) (6pm) — 478,000
  8. Lateline (ABC) (10.30pm) — 223,000
  9. SBS News (6.30pm) — 162,000
  10. The Business (ABC) (11.05pm) — 127,000
  11. SBS News (10.30pm) — 127,000
  12. The Drum (News 24) (6pm) — 20,000

In the morning: Today‘s recovery seems to have stalled this year. Could it be that Ten’s Breakfast is taking viewers? Not many, but enough to make a difference?

Breakfast lifted yesterday in the two hours, but The Circle didn’t add any viewers for the next two and a half hours. When you average Breakfast out over three hours from 6am, on the same basis as News Breakfast on the ABC, News Breakfast is doing better — 37,000 to 23,000.

  1. Sunrise (Seven) (7am) — 401,000
  2. Today (Nine) (7am) — 333,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) (9am) —  169,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) (9am) — 94,000
  5. The Circle (Ten) (9am) — 47,000
  6. Ten’s Breakfast (Ten) (7am) — 47,000
  7. ABC News Breakfast (6am) — 37,000 (+5000)*

*On News 24 simulcast

Metro FTA: Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 35.6% from Nine (3) on 23.5%, Ten (3) was on 19.8%, the ABC (4) was on 14.4% and SBS (2) was on 6.7%. Seven leads the week with 34.8% from Nine on 23.6% and Ten on 21.2%. Main Channels: Seven won with a share of 27.4% from Nine on 17.5%, Ten was on 13.1%, ABC 1 was on 10.1% and SBS ONE ended on 5.4%. Seven leads the week with 28.0% from Nine on 17.6% and Ten on 14.7%.

Metro Digital: Eleven won a close night with 4.4% from 7mate on 4.3%, 7TWO on 3.8%, along with GO. ABC 2 on 3.0%, ONE on 2.3%, Gem was on 2.2%, SBS TWO was on 1.3%, News 24, 0.7% and ABC 3, 0.6%. The 10 digital channels had an FTA share last night of 26.4%. 7TWO and Eleven lead the week with 3.6% each, with GO on 3.4%.

Pay TV:  Seven (3 channels) won with a share of 29.,7% from Nine (3) on 19.6%, Ten (3) was on 16.5%, Pay TV (200 plus channels) was on 14.5%, the ABC (4) was on 12.0% and SBS (2) was on 5.6%. The 15 FTA channels had a viewing share last night of 85.5%, the 10 digitals channels share was 22.0%, the five main channels, 63.5%

The top five pay TV channels were:

  1. Fox 8 (3.2%)
  2. Lifestyle (2.5%)
  3. A&E (1.9%)
  4. TV 1 (1.9%)
  5. Sky News (1.9%)

The five most-watched programs on pay TV were:

  1. Selling Houses Australia (Lifestyle) — 123,400
  2. Storage Wars (A&E) — 115,100
  3. The Simpsons (Fox 8) — 93,500
  4. Family Guy (Fox 8) — 89,400
  5. Eastenders (UKTV) — 75,200

Regional: Prime/7Qld (3 channels) won with a share of 34.7% from WIN/NBN (3) on 25.1%, SC Ten (3) was third with 19.9%, the ABC (4) was on 13.2% and SBS (2) ended on 7.2%. Prime/7Qld won the main channels with 24.4% from WIN/NBN on 19.2%. Eleven won the digitals with 5.3% from 7mate on 5.2% and 7TWO on 5.1%. The 10 digital channels had a high FTA viewing share last night of 30%. Prime/7Qld leads the week with 34.3% from WIN/NBN on 25.9%.

The five most-watched programs in regional markets were:

  1. My Kitchen Rules — 704,000
  2. Seven News — 573,000
  3. Nine News — 507,000
  4. A Current Affair — 492,000
  5. Home and Away — 454,000

Major Metro Markets: A win to Seven overall and the main channels in every market. In Adelaide, Ten was second overall, but third in the main channels. In Perth, Ten was second overall and the main channels as Nine continues to weaken. Perth seems to be Ten’s best performing metro market of late. Eleven won Sydney and Brisbane. 7mate won Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. Seven leads the week from Nine and Ten except in Perth where Ten is second and Nine third.

(All shares on the basis of combined overnight 6pm to midnight All People)

*Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports

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