One program ruled last night, again, OK!  My Kitchen Rules — 2.444 million viewers across the country including more than 1.7 million in the metros. As a result, Seven wins and wins easily. That meant Nine’s The Block struggled, as did Ten’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, which also found it tough going. Almost a case of reality imitating art as the program’s on air experience mirrors that of the contestants in Darkest Africa. Unfortunately for both, Dr Livingstone has the next few months off and can’t rescue either.

And that was the night. Not quite, Seven’s new US drama, How To Get Away With Murder proved (not unexpectedly) to be less gripping to fickle local viewers on its second outing and the program’s 1.130 million national viewers last night was well down on the 1.489 million for the debut a week ago. That was lifted by 168,000 in the seven days recording and viewing measure — so the total debut audience last week was close to 1.7 million people.

Seven won the night in metro and regional markets, with Nine second, Ten a solid third and the ABC fourth.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (32.7%)
  2. Nine (27.8%)
  3. Ten (18.5%)
  4. ABC (15.4%)
  5. SBS (5.6%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (25.7%)
  2. Nine (19.6%)
  3. Ten (13.6%)
  4. ABC (10.7%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.7%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (3.7%)
  2. GO (3.6%)
  3. Gem (3.4%)
  4. 7mate (3.3%)
  5. Eleven (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) – 2.444 million
  2. Nine News 1.471 million
  3. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.424 million
  4. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.370 million
  5. Seven News — 1.266 million
  6. ABC News — 1.256 million
  7. How To get Away With Murder (Seven) — 1.130 million
  8. The Block (Nine) — 1.124 million
  9. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.094 million
  10. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.059 million

Top metro programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) – 1.715 million
  2. Nine News — 1.049 million

Losers: Anyone not enamoured of food-based reality programs.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.049 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 – 975,000
  3. Seven News — 954,000
  4. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 916,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 912,000
  6. ABC News 845,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 683,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 572,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 556,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 437,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 360,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 297,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC,  90,000 + 52,000 on News 24) — 142,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 136,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 130,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 66,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.9%)
  2. LifeStyle  (2.3%)
  3. TVHITS  (2.2%)
  4. UKTV (2.0%)
  5. Sky News (1.8%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Family Guy (Fox8) – 94,000
  2. Modern family (Fox8) – 89,000
  3. Call The Midwife (BBC First) — 59,000
  4. The Great British Sewing Bee (LifeStyle ) — 58,000
  5. Pawn Stars  (A&E) — 53,000

*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

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