The Monster that is My Kitchen Rules ate the night again with nearly 2.1 million viewers (including 1.433 million metro viewers), but there was a bit of cheek from the first NRL game of the year between defending premiers Souths and Brisbane. Souths flogged Brisbane 36-6 and Nine and its regional affiliate WIN can be happy with the total national audience of 1.144 million, including 724,000 in metro markets (the game was on Nine’s main channel, Gem and on WIN in regional markets). MKR beat the NRL in Sydney, 430,000 viewers to 418,000, but in Brisbane, the hometown Broncos were more attractive than the out of down cookers and had 235,000 viewers to 205,000.

I’m A Celebrity on Ten did well — 858,000 national viewers, including 619,000 in metro markets. Gogglebox averaged 685,000 national viewers and 503,000 metro viewers for Ten.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (31.8%)
  2. Nine (28.0%)
  3. Ten (18.7%)
  4. ABC (16.1%)
  5. SBS (5.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (21.6%)
  2. Nine (20.6%)
  3. Ten (13.9%)
  4. ABC (11.1?%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.4%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (6.2%)
  2. GO (4.3%)
  3. 7mate (4.0%)
  4. Gem (3.1%)
  5. ABC 2, Eleven (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) – 2.096 million
  2. Nine News — 1.319 million
  3. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.219 million
  4. ABC  News — 1.198 million
  5. NRL: South V Brisbane (Nine) — 1.144 million
  6. Seven News –1.141 million
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 982,000
  8. Nine News 6.30 — 917,000
  9. I’m A Celebrity (Ten) — 858,000
  10. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 788,000

Losers: People who don’t like NRL  — it was back (that’s ignoring the off field drug and other drams, and the warm up games).Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News – 935,000
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 917,000
  3. ABC  News — 851,000
  4. Seven News — 836,000
  5. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 788,000
  6. 7.30 (ABC) — 671,000
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) – 613,000 *
  8. Ten Eyewitness News — 528,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 503,000
  10. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 380,000

*ACA was pre-empted in Brisbane by the NRL game

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 323,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 308,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC  83,000 + 57,000 on News 24) –140,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) –138,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 115,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 62,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: NAB Challenge Cup (Fox Footy) – 67,000
  2. The Great British Bake-Off (LifeStyle) – 67,000
  3. Gold Rush (Discovery) – 64,000
  4. Coronation Street (UKTV) – 58,000
  5. Eastenders (UKTV) – 50,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2015.  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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