Seven won in metro and regional markets as The Beast (AKA My Kitchen Rules) found the right menu after a couple of dodgy nights. Did Seven threaten the producers with a visit from Gordon Ramsay to get a lift in performance? It regained the 2 million mark (2.089 million) nationally for the first time this week. Home and Away at 7pm lifted, thanks to strong viewing support from regional viewers — 540,000, while metro viewing was still down on recent levels at 785,000. Nine’s The Block was a solid 1.289 million, the fresh Big Bang Theory episode, averaged 1.400 million.

In fact, Gordon Ramsay arrived straight after MKR to terrorise some swarthy-looking eatery owners in Spain that are frequented by British TV viewers looking for a chortle and a bit of “foreigner bashing”. Good sport, what! Ramsay’s Spanish vocal gymnastics and cooking program had 980,000 national viewers.

Tonight — the final Shaun Micallef‘s Mad As Hell for the year.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (32.9%)
  2. Nine (27.9%)
  3. Ten (19.4%)
  4. ABC (13.4%)
  5. SBS (6.5%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (23.9%)
  2. Nine (20.5%)
  3. Ten (13.9%)
  4. ABC 1  (9.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.1%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (5.4%)
  2. Gem (4.2%)
  3. 7TWO (3.6%)
  4. GO (3.2%)
  5. Eleven (3.0%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) – 2.089 million
  2. Nine News — 1.424 million
  3. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.400 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.325 million
  5. Seven News — 1.308 million
  6. The Block (Nine) — 1.289 million
  7. 7pm ABC 1 News — 1.197 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 987,000
  9. Ramsay’s Costa Del Nightmares (Seven) — 980,000
  10. Nine News 6.30 — 957,000

Top metro programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) – 1.417 million
  2. Nine News — 1.022 million

Losers: Gordon Ramsay, so, so yesterday all that kitchen ranting and pots and pan banging. MKR was a far more edifying TV program last night, even if it was all a bit Masterchef Australia.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.022 million
  2. Seven News — 988,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 957,000
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 951,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 819,000
  6. 7pm ABC 1 News – 811,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 641,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC 1) — 592,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 579,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 481,000

Morning TV:

       Sunrise (Seven) – 334000

Today (Nine) – 284000

  1. The Morning Show (Seven) — 169,000
  2. Mornings (Nine) — 128,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  96,000 + 36,000 on News 24) — 132,000
  4. Studio 1o (Ten) — 61,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox8  (4.0%)
  2. UKTV (1.9%)
  3. TVHITS , Disney Jr (1.8%)
  4. LifeStyle ,LifeStyle You (1.7%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Wentworth (SoHo) – 74,000
  2. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 82,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 79,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 77,000
  5. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 74,000

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Peter Fray

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