Not Seven’s night last night as the three reality programs — Masterchef Australia, House Rules and Reno Rumble — again went head to head in a rather fruitless battle for supremacy. Masterchef Australia won the night with more than 1.5 million national viewers over House Rules with 1.278 million and Reno Rumble with 1.146 million. That’s despite Reno Rumble having more viewers in metro markets (828,000 to 789,000). House Rules easily dominated the regionals with 519,000 viewers. Reno Rumble had 318,000 and Masterchef had 361,000. Home and Away topped the night in regional markets with 539,000 viewers. And that was the night.

Nine won the metros and regionals, Ten’s main channel was second behind Nine in the metros, pushing Seven back to third.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (29.1%)
  2. Seven (24.5%)
  3. Ten (24.2%)
  4. ABC (15.9%)
  5. SBS (6.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (20.9%)
  2. Ten (18.4%)
  3. Seven (17.4%)
  4. ABC (11.9%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (4.6%)
  2. Gem (3.7%)
  3. 7TWO (3.6%)
  4. 7mate (3.5%)
  5. Eleven (3.0%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Nine News  – 1.669 million
  2. Masterchef Australia (Ten) –  1.565 million
  3. Seven News –  1.431 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) –  1.393 million
  5. Love Child (Nine) –  1.364 million
  6. ABC News –  1.285 million
  7. House Rules (Seven) –  1.278 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) –  1.261 million
  9. Reno Rumble (Nine) –  1.146 million
  10. Nine News 6.30 –  1.132 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Masterchef Australia (Ten) –  1.204 million
  2. Nine News  –  1.190 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 –  1.132 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) –  1.081 million
  5. Seven News –  1.079 million
  6. Seven News/ Today Tonight –  1.062 million

Losers: A weak night for Seven, except for House Rules and Home and Away in regional markets where they rated strongly.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News  – 1.190 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 –  1.132 million
  3. A Current Affair (Nine) – 1.081 million
  4. Seven News –  1.079 million
  5. Seven News/ Today Tonight –  1.062 million
  6. ABC News  –  874,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) –  692,000
  8. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) –  649,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News –  630,000
  10. The Project 7pm (Ten) –  616,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 323,000
  2. Today (Nine) –  298,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  96,000 + 45,000 on News 24) –  141,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) –  140,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) –  110,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) –  61,000

Top pay TV channels:

  1. Fox8  (3.2%)
  2. LifeStyle,  TVHITS  (2.1%)
  3. A&E (1.6%)
  4. UKTV, Sky News, LifeStyle Food (1.4%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Wentworth (SoHo) –  104,000
  2. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) –  80,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox8) –  79,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 79,000
  5. Back Page (Fox Sports 1) –  72,000

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Peter Fray

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