Hit the instant replay button for Tuesday and Monday nights, but widen the winning margin buffer. Here goes … buzzzz , The Beast (AKA My Kitchen Rules) made an absolute feast of the ratings battle last night, eating viewers left right and centre to completely dominate the night. MKR ended with more than 2.3 million national, over 1.6 million metro and more than 700,000 regional viewers. Its audience was 1.2 million more than The Block’s national figure of 1.124 million. Only the ABC gave any cheek last night — well, only Shaun Micallef did as he got Mad As Hell for yet another week in fine style. It ended with 1.047 million national viewers.

So dominant was Seven last night that it won metro and regional markets, with daylight second and Nine just edging into the picture. Ten was a weak fourth, with its main channel again registering a sub 10% share in the regions and in Melbourne and Perth. Seven News had a surprisingly strong night in metro markets, mostly because of big margins in Adelaide and Perth.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (36.4%)
  2. Nine (23.9%)
  3. ABC (17.4%)
  4. Ten (16.2%)
  5. SBS (6.1%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (27.1%)
  2. Nine (16.6%)
  3. ABC (13.0%)
  4. Ten (10.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.9%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.9%)
  2. GO (4.4%)
  3. Eleven (3.6%)
  4. 7mate (3.4%)
  5. Gem (2.9%%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) – 2.344 million
  2. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.382 million
  3. Seven News — 1.288 million
  4. 7pm ABC 1 News — 1.233 million
  5. Nine News — 1.179 million
  6. The Block (Nine) — 1.124 million
  7. Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (ABC 1) — 1.047 million
  8. 7.30 (ABC 1) — 1.002 million
  9. A Current Affair (Nine) — 967,000
  10. Seven News/Today Tonight — 909,000

Losers: Nine and Ten, just not in the battle. Nine seems to be running dead in the knowledge that this series of The Block is weak and won’t make a dent in MKR. The Block is just too complicated.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 966,000
  2. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 909,000
  3. ABC News — 844,000
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) – 798,000
  5. Nine News  – 795,000
  6. Nine News 6.30 — 792,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 670,000
  8. Ten Eyewitness News — 528,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 496,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 405,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 335,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 304,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 140,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC  95,000 + 41,000 on News 24) — 136,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 110,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 50,000

Top pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Sports 3 (3.7%)
  2. LifeStyle  (23.3%)
  3. Fox 8 (3.2%)
  4. Arena (2.2%)
  5. UKTV, TVHITS (1.9%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Selling Houses Australia (LifeStyle) – 163,000
  2. Gogglebox Australia (LifeStyle) – 140,000
  3. Cricket World Cup: QF1 Sri Lanka v South Africa, Session 1 (Fox Sports 3) – 101,000
  4. Cricket World Cup: QF1 Innings Break (Fox Sports 3) — 96,000
  5. The Flash (Fox8) – 76,000

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