Cue the Monster and Seven wins the night again as My Kitchen Rules (2.3030 million national viewers) dominated TV viewing for yet another night. Seven won metro and regional markets and won the demos. Ten actually did better than Nine last night, even though it finished third and had fewer viewers, its rebound from the depths of 2014’s very weak start continues, while Nine is losing viewers as The Block does miserably.

7.30 on ABC (admittedly with a promoted interview with Malcolm Turnbull) again had more metro viewers: 736,000 to The Block’s weak 726,000 from 7.30 to 8pm. This version of The Block is a dud. Being beaten by 7.30 didn’t happen last year. It’s not the first time this year — 7.30 had more viewers on Monday night. Nationally 7.30 had more viewers on both nights — 1.080 million last night to 1.050 million for The Block which is suffering from viewers being too familiar with its formula. I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here on Ten averaged 932,000. It’s costly, but Ten is prepared for that to try and revive its rating fortunes, which seems to be happening. Celebrity is the new “reality” show on the box so “fresh” to viewers.

Tonight, Mad As Hell on ABC. Watch it or be square (how’s that for a bit of nostalgic cool jive?) I would have recommended Winter on Seven, but after all that lust and clothing removal last week, I’m scared to watch again in case a real storyline emerges and takes me by surprise.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (31.2%)
  2. Nine (26.5%)
  3. Ten (21.2%)
  4. ABC (15.5%)
  5. SBS (5.5%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (24.4%)
  2. Nine (18.4%)
  3. Ten (15.2%)
  4. ABC 1 (11.0?%)
  5. SBS ONE (?%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. Gem (4.4%)
  2. 7TWO (4.0%)
  3. GO (3.8%)
  4. ONE (3.1%)
  5. Eleven (2.9%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) – 2.303 million
  2. Nine News — 1.401 million
  3. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.364 million
  4. Seven News — 1.267 million
  5. ABC News — 1.260 million
  6. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.249 million
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.080 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.069 million
  9. The Block (Nine) — 1.050 million
  10. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 963,000

Losers: The Block – crunched again by The MKR Monster, which was the only metro program with a million or more viewers last night — 1.602 million. I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here is barking at The Block’s heels.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 987,000
  2. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 963,000
  3. Seven News  – 939,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 920,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 910,000
  6. ABC News  – 903,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 736,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 585,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 532,000
  10. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 470,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 325,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 272,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC 114,000 + 53,000 on News 24) — 167,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 126,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 99,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 49,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.5%)
  2. LifeStyle  (2.3%)
  3. Fox Sports 3 (2.2%)
  4. TVHITS (2.1%)
  5. UKTV, Sky News (1.8%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Call The Midwife (BBC First) – 79,000
  2. Cricket Legends; Mark Waugh (Fox Sports 3) — 66,000
  3. Family Guy (Fox8) – 57,000
  4. The Great British Sewing Bee (LifeStyle) — 56,000
  5. World Cup Cricket: South Africa v Ireland (Fox Sports 3) – 55,000

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Peter Fray

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