Seven’s night again in metro and regional markets as the monster that is My Kitchen Rules rolled across the opposition once again. End of night. My Kitchen Rules had 2.083 million viewers nationally and 1.490 million metro viewers, and a further 594,000 in the regionals.

Ten had a better night — third in the metros in total people and the main channels — but it has found that another hot idea from offshore Gogglebox, a UK format about watching people watch TV, isn’t so interesting to local viewers, despite what some impressionable local critics might think. It’s a Channel 4 idea from the UK, remade here by Foxtel and Ten (what a unique partnership). Give this one an F — better suited to Pay TV. 675,000 people watched here nationally and 495,000 in the metros. Better viewed through beer goggles, or sav blanc bifocals?  It makes I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here look entertaining. I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here managed 832,000 national viewers — just enough to keep it in the game.

The world cup of cricket starts tomorrow on Foxtel and Nine (which only has Australia’s games — we play England tomorrow). The Hancock RomCom House of Hancock continues on Sunday night on Nine. Seven starts its heavily promoted Australian history series Australia: The Story of Us, which looks a bit like a reenactment of the old History Detectives on ABC1 all those years ago. The Bolter is back at 10 am  on Ten, what will he say about Tony Abbott? We are still waiting the return of Financial Review Sunday on Nine at 10 am. Is it returning?

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (34.9%)
  2. Nine (22.7%)
  3. Ten (19.5%)
  4. ABC (17.8%)
  5. SBS (5.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (25.3%)
  2. Nine (16.3%)
  3. Ten (13.4%)
  4. ABC (12.4%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.7%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.6%)
  2. 7mate (4.0%)
  3. GO (3.7%)
  4. Eleven (3.6%)
  5. ABC2 (2.9%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) – 2.083 million
  2. Home and Away — 1.329
  3. Nine News — 1.322 million
  4. Seven News 1.182 million
  5. ABC News — 1.171 million
  6. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.088 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 957,000
  8. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 951,000
  9. Outback ER (ABC) — 929,000
  10. Nine News 6.30 900,000

Top metro programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) – 1.490 million

Losers: Gogglebox on Ten and Open House (aka a highlights bits and pieces of The Block on Nine, like the Unlocked series last year, but with a few more tips, Think Burke’s Backyard with Scottie Cam, but without the gardens, more The Block). Open House had 892,000 national viewers — not 578,000. Once again WIN coded a Nine program wrongly and separated the ratings data.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 951
  2. Seven News — 926,000
  3. Nine News  – 918,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 900,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 816,000
  6. ABC News — 794,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 724,000
  8. Insider Story (Nine) — 539,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 536,000
  10. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 505,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 330,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 292,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  92,000 + 52,000 on News 24)
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 138,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) —  101,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) —  50,000

Top  pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8, LifeStyle (2.4%)
  2. TVHITS, UKTV (2.3%)
  3. Sky News (1.8%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Gold Rush Discovery) – 62,000
  2. QI (UKTV), Selling Houses Australia (LifeStyle) — 60,000
  3. Family Guy (Fox8) – 58,000
  4. The Great British bake-off (LifeStyle Food) — 56,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. 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

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