My Kitchen Rules (2.407 million national) was back in Seven’s schedule last night and that was the end of proceedings.  Seven won metro and regional markets easily as a result and scooped up the demos into the bargain.

Ten’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here (1.012 million national) lost viewers, but held up quite well compared to The Block (1.070 million national, down 400,000 from Sunday night) on Nine which took a real whacking. I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here is due to end on Sunday March 15. It had 170,000 more viewers last night than the previous Monday. Building nicely. Will Ten renew for 2016? Ten’s offerings though were not well-watched in regional markets, again where the main channel share fell under 10% (9.6%).

Despite that strength, Ten was again left behind by the ABC’s strong news and current affairs line up last night, from the news through to Q&A which ran second behind Seven for much of the night. Nine said A Current Affair had its highest audience of the year so far with 989,000 metro viewers. It has yet to crack the million viewer level in the metros this year and has had a slower start to 2015 than a year ago. At the moment a revitalised ABC News is doing very well. Home and Away is off its usual 900,000 plus figure some nights, but still very strong in regional markets and nationally. Nine’s Gallipoli had 754,000 national viewers, including just 479,000 in metro markets). Sadness. Revenge averaged 1.002 million national viewers including 661,000 in metro markets. That was down from last week.

In the morning Nine’s Today with 307,000 got close to Seven’s Sunrise (322,000) in metro markets. Nationally it’s Sunrise, then daylight, then Today.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (32.3%)
  2. Nine (23.7%)
  3. ABC (20.3%)
  4. Ten (18.4%)
  5. SBS (5.1%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (24.5%)
  2. Nine (17.1%)
  3. ABC (15.9%)
  4. Ten (13.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.6%)
  2. GO (3.5%)
  3. 7mate (3.3%)
  4. Gem (3.2%)
  5. ONE (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) – 2.407 million
  2. Nine News — 1.547 million
  3. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.374 million
  4. ABC News — 1.362 million
  5. Seven News — 1.347 million
  6. Australian Story (ABC) — 1.231 million
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.204 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.197 million
  9. Four Corners (ABC ) — 1.168 million
  10. The Block (Nine) — 1.070 million

Top metro programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven)  1.649 million
  2. Nine News  1.109 million
  3. Nine News 6.30  1.045 million
  4. Seven News/ Today Tonight  1.030 million
  5. Seven News  1.003 million

Losers:Another night where My Kitchen Rules ate the opposition. But My Kitchen Rules can’t be blamed for Gallipoli’s weak night, nor Revenge’s fading beauty.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News   1.109 million
  2. Nine News 6.30   1.045 million
  3. Seven News/ Today Tonight   1.030 million
  4. Seven News   1.003 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine)   989,000
  6. ABC News   — 908,000
  7. Australian Story (ABC)   836,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC)   815,000
  9. Four Corners (ABC)   809,000
  10. Media Watch (ABC)   723,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 322,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 307,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC 83,000 + 45,000 on News 24) — 128,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 123,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 113,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 72,000

Pay TV shares:

  1. Fox8 (2.5%)
  2. LifeStyle, TVHITS (2.1%)
  3. UKTV (2.0%)
  4. Arena, Fx (1.6%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Walking Dead (Fx)   86,000
  2. The Walking Dead (Fx)   68,000
  3. New Tricks (UKTV)   64,000
  4. Top Gear (BBC Knowledge)   63,000
  5. Family Guy (Fox8) – 61,000

*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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