Oh, no, not The Beast story again? Yes, reader, I am afraid My Kitchen Rules ate the night’s viewing, again, with nary a sauce or a dressing of quality in sight. It had 2.013 million national viewers, more than 1.37 million metros and 637,000 regional viewers and that won the night for Seven.

Seven’s Million Dollar Minute with 880,000 viewers from 5.30 to 6pm did well with a half a million dollar winner, who backs up for a crack at $750,000 tonight. MDM beat Nine’s Hot Seat which managed 745,000 national viewers. Million Dollar Minute won the metros and the regionals. Nine’s Footy Show — 888,000 and a weak opening for the AFL version with just 264,000. That should pick up when the AFL season starts. The NRL Footy Show had 161,000 in Sydney and 84,000 for Brisbane. Not very good for the NRL heartland.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (34.0%)
  2. Nine (27.4%)
  3. Ten (16.6%)
  4. ABC (15.8%)
  5. SBS (6.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (22.6%)
  2. Nine (20.0%)
  3. ABC (11.0%)
  4. Ten (10.2%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.2%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (6.7%)
  2. 7mate (4.7%)
  3. GO (4.2%)
  4. Eleven )3.3%)
  5. Gem (3.2%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) – 2.013 million
  2. Nine News –  1.359 million
  3. Seven News –  1.256 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) –  1.244 million
  5. ABC News –  1.162 million
  6. 7.30 (ABC) –  964,000
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) –  956,000
  8. The Footy Show (Nine) –  888,000
  9. Seven News/ Today Tonight –  882,000
  10. Million Dollar Minute (Seven) –  880,000

Losers: Not the best night of viewing – Seven does best thanks to The Beast.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News –  973,000
  2. Nine News –  964,000
  3. Seven News/ Today Tonight –  882,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 –  875,000
  5. ABC News  –  806,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) –  789,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) –  639,000
  8. Ten Eyewitness News –  492,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) –  485,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) –  364,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 348,000
  2. Today (Nine) –  276,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) –  144,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC  87,000 + 34,000 on News 24) –  121,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) –  92,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) –  62,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Cricket World Cup: QF 2 Bangladesh v India, Session 2 (Fox Sports 3) –  105,000
  2. Cricket World Cup: QF 2 Innings Break (Fox Sports 3) –  103,000
  3. Cricket World Cup: QF 2 Bangladesh v India, Session 1 (Fox Sports 3) –  103,000
  4. AFL: NAB Challenge, St Kilda v Hawthorn (Fox Footy) –  72,000
  5. 19 Kids and Counting (TLC) –  67,000

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Peter Fray

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