Kerthump! That’s the sound of Ten coming back to earth after the Sunday night boost from the final episode of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.  Hear that? It’s the high-pitched scream of triumph from The Beast (AKA My Kitchen Rules) after it had eaten another Monday night’s offerings from Nine (The Block was beaten by more than 1.3 million viewers, or well over 50%) and Ten (thrashed soundly). Only the ABC gave any cheek.

Seven won easily in metro and regional markets. The latter saw Ten end the night in a very weak fourth position with the main channel share only 7% — worse than the 10.1% in the metros. Seven won 7 to 7.30pm with Home and Away (second nationally with 1.502 million viewers), 7.30 to 9pm with My Kitchen Rules, and then 9-10pm with Revenge (1.069 million national viewers). Of course Seven swallowed all the demos as well.

Four Corners managed 1.118 million national viewers for a solid report on the recent Liberal Party leadership woes. There was a little bit of news, but the on air talent wasn’t standout. The leak in the Fairfax websites this morning from last night’s Cabinet meeting was far more telling about that the leadership problems of the prime minister and the government are ongoing, with no sign of easing. Four Corners struggled to bring out that point last night. Treasurer Joe Hockey illustrated the government ’s woes with another average performance on Q&A last night. He did say we should be having a “discussion” and not a “conversation” so I suppose that’s a small mercy.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (33.5%)
  2. Nine (26.1%)
  3. ABC (19.9%)
  4. Ten (15.4%)
  5. SBS (5.1%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (25.2%)
  2. Nine (19.5%)
  3. ABC (15.9%)
  4. Ten (10.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.0%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.7%)
  2. ONE, 7mate (3.6%)
  3. GO (3.5%)
  4. Gem (3.0%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) – 2.517 million
  2. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.502 million
  3. Nine News — 1.466 million
  4. ABC News — 1.318 million
  5. Seven News — 1.305 million
  6. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.288 million
  7. The Block (Nine) — 1.207 million
  8. Australian Story (ABC) — 1.194 million
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.148 million
  10. Four Corners (ABC) — 1.118 million

Top metro programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) – 1.756 million
  2. Nine News — 1.080 million
  3. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.039 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 1.013 million

Losers: Ten. the Neighbours 30th anniversary episode  at 7.30 pm on Ten for 90 minutes averaged 535,000 national and 426,000 metro viewers. Not good enough for all the free publicity it has received in recent weeks. Home and Away on Seven at 7pm was second nationally with 1.502 million viewers. Oh, for the heady days of Africa and those celebs. It must be boring in downtown Pyrmont, with the misery of being battered by The Beast, and the ABC and low ratings, again, with the main channel managing only a 7% share in regional markets. Bring on the faux glitz of The Bachelor and his side kick, The Bachelorette.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.080 million
  2. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.039 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 1.013 million
  4. Seven News — 999,000
  5. ABC News — 911,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) – 859,000
  7. Australian Story (ABC) — 814,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 798,000
  9. Four Corners (ABC) — 757,000
  10. Media Watch (ABC) — 716,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 314,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 282,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 152,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  89,000 + 52,000 on News 24) — 141,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 114,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 62,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Sports 1 (2.6%)
  2. UkTV (2.2%)
  3. Fox8  (2.1%)
  4. LifeStyle  (1.9%)
  5. Arena (1.8%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. NRL: Wests v St George (Fox Sports 1) — 210,000
  2. Monday Night With Matty Johns (Fox Sports 1) — 115,000
  3. The Walking Dead (Fx) – 67,000
  4. New Tricks (UKTV) – 63,000
  5. The Walking Dead (Fx) – 55,000

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Peter Fray

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