My Kitchen Rules again monstered the rest of the line ups on other nights (with 2.127 million national viewers and almost 1.5 million metro), leaving Seven with another big win. Ten had another solid night (especially compared to its abject slide a year ago). The ABC’s much trumpeted drama, Hiding, managed 327,000 metro viewers  (520,000 nationally) tuned in last night from 8.30pm on ABC. A case of the audience being in witness protection and unable, or unwilling to turn on their TVs for fear of being forced to watch?

In the mornings, Nine’s Today with its cash offer (to go up against the Sunrise Cash Cow), has helped it to a competitive week up to yesterday morning when Today had another 300,000 plus national audience — still well behind Sunrise on Seven in the metros, and in the regionals where Sunrise dominates.

And on pay TV, the footy started for 2015 with the first of the NAB challenge games between the Hawks and the Wobbles – 180,000 people watched on Fox Footy. Desperates all of them who emerged from their anoraks and tents at dusk last night for the first time in months to gaze at their TVs and the bright gold and black animals dancing in the twilight gloaming from somewhere in Australia that’s not a well known ground.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (35.5%)
  2. Nine (25.6%)
  3. Ten (17.6%)
  4. ABC (16.2%)
  5. SBS (5.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (24.8%)
  2. Nine (17.4%)
  3. Ten (13.4%)
  4. ABC (11.2%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.1%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (6.5%)
  2. GO (5.1%)
  3. 7mate (4.3%)
  4. Gem (3.2%)
  5. Eleven (3.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) – 2.127 million
  2. Nine News 1.337 million
  3. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.311 million
  4. ABC News 1.159 million
  5. Seven News — 1.125 million
  6. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.069 million
  7. Nine News 6.30 — 932,000
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 900,000
  9. The Block Open House (Nine) — 834,000
  10. Outback ER (ABC) — 831,000

Losers: A one program night last night. When it stops, will TV sets fade to black in their tens of thousands as viewers return to their lounges and leave their kitchens?Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News  956,000
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 932,000
  3. Seven News — 813,000
  4. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 811,000
  5. ABC News 791,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) – 766,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 706,000
  8. Inside Story (Nine) — 556,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News 517,000
  10. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 472,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 346,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 315,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC,  81,000 + 43,000 on News 24) — 124,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 119,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 97,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 53,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Footy  (2.9%)
  2. LifeStyle  (2.7%)
  3. Fox8 (2.6%)
  4. Fox Sports 3 (2.1%)
  5. TVHITS (1.9%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: NAB Challenge Cup: Hawthorn v Collingwood (Fox Footy) — 180,000
  2. AFL: NAB Challenge Cup: Post Game (Fox Footy) — 95,000
  3. Gold Rush (Discovery) – 60,000
  4. The Great British Bake-off (LifeStyle) – 59,000
  5. World Cup Cricket: Innings Break (Fox Sports 3) – 58,000

*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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