The monster (AKA My Kitchen Rules, 2.374 million national viewers, 1.632 million metro, 742,000 regional viewers) rolled over the opposition last night, again. So it’s no wonder Seven won the night in metro and regional areas, plus the demos, and there’s more of the same tonight. The ABC beat Ten into third in metro and regional markets. No matter what Ten says about its third place among the commercials, its fourth place underlines its weakness and lack of ratings oomph.

Winter did OK for Seven the second night out, but silly viewers deserted it. It still had 1.388 million national viewers  (and last week’s debut audience was boosted by 185,000 viewers who recorded and watched up to seven days later, taking the national audience to close to 1.9 million people).

Nine started its promoted US series, Forever — it averaged 571,000n across the two episodes nationally. Forever won’t be for Nine judging by what I saw and the fudging of the first episode — it was a repeat (not a premiere, as some material claimed it to be) — 620,000 national viewers. The second episode lost viewers to average 522,000. It’s just another crime series from the US crime series factory. Ten’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here spent another night hanging on the cliff over the ratings crevasse. Its 827,000 viewers across the country was just OK, and nothing more. Why is it morphing into a conflation of Survivor, Bear Grylls, Big Brother and MasterChef? Wonderland still bored Australia for an hour on Ten last night — 620,000 heroes did their bit for Ten. The Block – Triple Threat again held viewers with its contrived situations (more obvious than ever). Nine will just have to suck it up until My Kitchen Rules ends. Only 1.057 million national viewers were gripped with an unbreakable need to watch this one.

The highlight was the return on ABC of Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell — 1.052 million national viewers. So much material to work through, so well done. Can we have Admiral Barbo Gargle back, ASAP? Ten starts Gogglebox Australia (a local version of a UK format). It actually premiered on pay TV on the LifeStyle channel last night and averaged 146,000 viewers

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (35.6%)
  2. Nine (25.8%)
  3. ABC (17.2%)
  4. Ten (16.2%)
  5. SBS (5.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (26.8%)
  2. Nine (18.3%)
  3. ABC (12.4%)
  4. Ten (11.4%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (4.8%)
  2. 7TWO (4.6%)
  3. 7mate (4.1%)
  4. Eleven (3.3%)
  5. ABC2 (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) – 2.374 million
  2. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.422 million
  3. Winter (Seven) — 1.388 million
  4. Nine News 1.359 million
  5. Seven News 1.284 million
  6. ABC  News — 1.150 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 10.72 million
  8. The Block – Triple Treat (Nine) — 1.057 million
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.056 million
  10. Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (ABC) — 1.052 million

Top metro programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) – 1.632 million

Losers: Nine, and Ten, whacked, crushed, whatever you call it. My Kitchen Rules returns tonight to ruin Thursday.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 997,000
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 987,000
  3. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 964,000
  4. Nine News — 959,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 924,000
  6. ABC News  – 794,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 716,000
  8. Ten Eyewitness News — 571,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 494,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 437,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 333,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 310,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 172,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC  98,000 + 45,000 on News 24) — 143,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 118,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 70,000

Top  pay TV channels:

  1. LifeStyle  (3.4%)
  2. Fox8  (3.2%)
  3. TVHITS  (2.1%)
  4. 111Greats, Sky News (1.9%)
  5. UKTV (1.7%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Selling Houses Australia (LifeStyle) – 152,000
  2. Goggle Box Australia (LifeStyle) — 146,000
  3. The Flash (Fox8) – 110,000
  4. Modern Family (Fox 8) – 72,000
  5. Family Guy (Fox8) – 71,000

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Peter Fray

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