The night of the Cooking Monster (AKA My Kitchen Rules) which had a huge 2.447 million national viewers — over 1.7 million metro and over 700,000 regional viewers. It completely squashed the opposition, helped by another solid night for the excellent Winter on Seven which had 1.3 million national viewers. So Seven won the metros and the regional easily, with Nine a distant second, the ABC third and Ten back in fourth spot.

The Block averaged 1.094 million viewers nationally for Nine — barely enough for such an expensive program. Likewise I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here on Ten, which averaged 870,000 national viewers.

The night’s highlight was again Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell on ABC, with Admiral Bobo Gargle recalled to duty from long leave. Wonderful stuff. At 9pm Judith Lucy’s quiet guerrilla warfare against quite a few icons (many male) continued with 791,000 national viewers. Excellent. On pay TV, the second episode of Gogglebox Australia (made by Foxtel and Ten — it’s on Ten at 9 pm) had an audience of 106,000 last night on the LifeStyle Channel — down 46,000 from the debut last week. Not so hot. Selling Houses Australia, also on LifeStyle, topped the night on pay TV with 167,000 viewers. Property, houses, top spot natch!

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (35.9%)
  2. Nine (25.3%)
  3. ABC (17.2%)
  4. Ten (16.3%)
  5. SBS (5.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (27.5%)
  2. Nine (17.8%)
  3. ABC (12.2%)
  4.  Ten (11.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (4.9%)
  2. 7TWO (4.5%)
  3. 7mate (4.0%)
  4. Eleven (3.1%)
  5. Gem (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) – 2.447 million
  2. Nine News — 1.484 million
  3. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.369 million
  4. Seven News — 1.327 million
  5. Winter (Seven) — 1.309 million
  6. ABC News — 1.188 million
  7. The Block (Ten) — 1.094 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.051 million
  9. Nine News 6.30 – 1.050 million
  10. Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (ABC) — 1.020 million

Top metro programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) – 1.709 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.050 million
  3. Nine News — 1.043 million
  4. Seven News — 1.007 million

Losers: The Block on Nine. Forever on Nine, Wonderland on Ten (it looks like the plot lines Home and Away rejected) .Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News 6.30 — 1.050 million
  2. Nine News — 1.043 million
  3. Seven News — 1.007 million
  4. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 960,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 878,000
  6. ABC News  – 865,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 638,000
  8. Ten Eyewitness News — 544,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 533,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 403,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 331,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 275,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 143,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC,  68,000 + 51,000 on News 24) — 119,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 105,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 61,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. LifeStyle  (3.6%)
  2. Fox 8  (3.0%)
  3. Fox Sports 3 (2.3%)
  4. TVHITS  (2.2%)
  5. UKTV (1.8%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Selling Houses Australia (LifeStyle) – 167,000
  2. Gogglebox Australia (LifeStyle) – 107,000
  3. The Flash (Fox8) – 93,000
  4. Family Guy (Fox8)  – 74,000
  5. Cricket World Cup: Bangladesh v Afghanistan (Fox Sports 3) – 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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