Seven’s night, overwhelmingly. Nine and Ten got crushed, especially the latter with I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here again failing to crack the million viewer mark in metro markets or nationally. The ABC beat Ten into third spot nationally, in the metros and the regions.

Doc Martin on the ABC (Will Doc and his ex get back together, the usual will they won’t they which drags in some viewers), did very well. But the night belonged the My Kitchen Rules and the second part of the Molly biopic with was fitting because both were high quality TV programs, the latter continuing the high standard from the first episode a week ago (and next week Seven goes to Molly’s well and gives a special where more than 50 well known people tell us what Molly said to them … ).

MKR had 2.373 million national and 1.676 million metro viewers, Molly had 2.184 million national viewers and 1.526 million metros. Molly dropped 450,000 national viewers from last week (mostly in the metros), MKR added nearly 300,000. Nine’s Talent shed 220,000 viewers from last week while Celebrity marked time, but didn’t lose ground. Ten keeps boasting that it is growing and its share is rising from 2015.

In the regions the five top shows were MKR with 697,000 viewers, Molly with 659,000, Seven News with 495,000, Doc Martin with 472,000 and ABC News with 429,000.

Seven’s Sunrise got beaten last week in the metros by Today, 342,000 viewers to 324,000. Weekend Sunrise lost again to Weekend Today. Some poor calls being made at Seven about breakfast.

But Insiders won the morning  easily with 416,000 metro viewers on the ABC and News 24, and 575,000 nationally. The Bolt Report’s absence is not being missed by viewers. although the gap is there for another Sunday morning political interview show. The latest cabinet reshuffle made that clear and there was plenty of talk and interview on Sky News, but Insiders had Chris Bowen, the Opposition’s Treasury spokesman. There was room for more interviews on FTA TV yesterday morning.

In the new rolling seven day Video Player Measurement (VPM) ratings issued for the first time this morning (viewing on devices and catch up and streaming), Seven had nine of the top ten shows, led by My Kitchen Rules, Molly, Home and Away and Wanted. Nine’s new local comedy Here Come The Habibs was the 10th program in that list.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (38.4%)
  2. Nine (21.7%)
  3. ABC (17.2%)
  4. Ten (15.6%)
  5. SBS (7.1%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (33.2%)
  2. Nine (14.9%)
  3. ABC (11.7%)
  4. Ten (13.7%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.0%)

Correction: An earlier version of this piece said SBS had a 45.0% ratings share. It was a typo — the correct figure has been amended above.

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (3.0%)
  2. 7mate (2.7%)
  3. 7TWO, 9Life (2.5%)
  4. ONE (2.3%))

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 2.373 million
  2. Molly Part 2 (Seven) — 2.184 million
  3. Seven News — 1.504 million
  4. Doc Martin (ABC) — 1.501 million
  5. Nine News — 1.2915 million
  6. ABC News — 1.287 million
  7. Vera (ABC) — 1.082 million
  8. I’m A Celebrity Get me Out Of Here: Elimination (Ten) — 984,000
  9. Australia’s Got Talent (Nine) — 983,000
  10. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 916,000

Top metro programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.676 million
  2. Molly Part 2 (Seven) — 1.526 million
  3. Doc Martin (ABC) — 1.030 million
  4. Seven News — 1.029 million

Losers: Nine’s Australia’s Got Talent, Ten’s I’m A Celebrity (weak and simply battling to be seen and heard against MKR) and The X Files, fading slowly.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.029 million
  2. Nine News 950,000
  3. ABC News – 857,000
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 637,000
  5. Ten Eyewitness News — 397,000
  6. SBS World News  — 165,000

Morning TV:

  1. Insiders ABC, 316,000, News 24, 100,000) — 416,000
  2. Landline (ABC) — 312,000
  3. Weekend Today (Nine) — 277,000
  4. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) – 258,000
  5. Offsiders (ABC) – 225,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Sports 2 (6.1%)
  2. TVHITS (2.6%)
  3. Fox 8  (2.3%)
  4. Fox Sports 4 (2.2%)
  5. Foxtel Movies Action, LifeStyle  (1.7%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. First cricket test, NZ V Australia (Fox Sports 2) – 224,000
  2. First cricket test, NZ V Australia (Fox Sports 2) – 184,000
  3. Breaking Ground (Fox Sports 2) — 144,000
  4. EPL Soccer: Arsenal v Leicester (Fox Sports 4) – 91,000
  5. A League Soccer: Western Sydney v Wellington (Fox Sports 3) – 67,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2016. The data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM. (All shares on the basis of combined overnight 6pm to midnight all people.) and network reports.

Peter Fray

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