The My Kitchen Rules monster roles onwards and last night rolled over The Block and its triple threaters, the Celebrities struggling to free themselves from channel 10 and the ABC and SBS programming for good measure. My Kitchen Rules had more than 2.47 million national and over 1.7 million metro viewers, and almost 750,000 in the regionals. How To get Away With Murder, the new US crime drama started after My Kitchen Rules and had a respectable 1.489 million national viewers. It’s well made, melodramatic, but I doubt it would get such figures without My Kitchen Rules as a lead in. Seven won the night – overall, main channels and the major demos.

And that was the night. The Block struggled with 1.086 million national viewers, while I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here averaged 791,000 viewers nationally and looks lonely all the way down the list, Nine’s fresh episode of The Big Bang Theory did well with 1.53 million national viewers — but it’s not a saviour every night, despite the constant repeats.

Tonight Mad As Hell returns conducted by host Shaun Micallef, as always. So much material to work from, so many lunatic sayings, situations and more to plough through for inspiration, and then there’s the Captain’s Call, or Captain’s Pick (by the way, it’s not the Chaplain’s Pick). Real Tom Brown’s Schooldays stuff, the playing fields of Eton and Tony Abbott’s real aspirational ideals. Seven’s Winter is on tonight — watch it.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (33.1%)
  2. Nine (28.6%)
  3. Ten (18.1%)
  4. ABC (15.8%)
  5. SBS (4.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (26.9%)
  2. Nine (20.0%)
  3. Ten (13.6%)
  4. ABC (11.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.4%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. Gem (4.7%)
  2. 7TWO, GO (3.7%)
  3. Eleven (2.7%)
  4. 7mate (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) – 2.475 million
  2. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.532 million
  3. How To Get Away With Murder (Seven) — 1.489 million
  4. Nine News — 1.453 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.435 million
  6. Seven News — 1.268 million
  7. ABC News 1.220 million
  8. The Big Bang Theory repeat (Nine) — 1.152 million
  9. The Block: Triple Threat (Nine) — 1.086 million
  10. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.056 million

Top metro programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) – 1.725 million
  2. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.100 million
  3. How To Get Away With Murder (Seven) — 1.086 million
  4. Nine News — 1.003 million

Losers: Tough call – there was a lot not to like about some of the programming last night, if you don’t like food shows, renovations shows or faux celebrities, or US crime shows, or the weather, or getting up in the morning or a dull day in the rest day in Canberra’s latest blood sport of Abbott baiting.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News 1.003 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 989,000
  3. Seven News — 965,000
  4. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 912,000
  5. ABC News 849,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) – 770,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 715,000
  8. Ten Eyewitness News — 592,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 562,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 452,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 356,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 319,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 158,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  101,000 + 42,000 on News 24) — 143,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 118,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 63,000

Top pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.9%)
  2. TVHITS  (2.2%)
  3. UKTV (2.0%)
  4. LifeStyle (1.9%)
  5. Arena, Sky News, 111Hits (1.6%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Call The Midwife (BBC First) – 79,000
  2. Modern Family (Fox8) – 68,000
  3. QI (UKTV) – 64,000
  4. Would I Lie To You (UKTV) – 60,000
  5. RBT (Fox8) – 55,000

*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.

Peter Fray

Get your first 12 weeks of Crikey for $12.

Without subscribers, Crikey can’t do what it does. Fortunately, our support base is growing.

Every day, Crikey aims to bring new and challenging insights into politics, business, national affairs, media and society. We lift up the rocks that other news media largely ignore. Without your support, more of those rocks – and the secrets beneath them — will remain lodged in the dirt.

Join today and get your first 12 weeks of Crikey for just $12.

 

Peter Fray
Editor-in-chief of Crikey

JOIN NOW