Seven’s night again in metros and regional markets, thanks to My Kitchen Rules, but Wanted was quite as wanted as on its debut a week ago, while Nine’s Here Come The Habibs slowed in its approach to viewers last night and dropped. I’m A Celebrity ran on the spot but didn’t lose ground, helping give Ten a solid night.

MKR managed 2.315 million national viewers including 1.440 million in the metros and just dominated viewing. Wanted averaged 1.526 million national viewers (down from 1.767 million on debut) with 922,000 metro viewers, down a noticeable 260,000 from the 1.184 million last week. Habibs averaged 1.313 million national viewers last night which was down 300,000 from the 1.617 million a year. Metro viewers fell to 944,000 from 1.294 million, a fall of 350,000,which was also a noticeable fall.

The top five regional programs were MKR with 765,000; Wanted with 604,000; Home and Away on 525,000, The Chase Australia (5.30pm), 433,000 and Nine News, 373,000.

In breakfast Today again beat Sunrise in the metros, 318,000 to 310,000. That set!

Tonight it’s First Dates on Seven after MKR, and The Weakly on ABC. Stay for Black Comedy on the ABC after The Weakly. The Good Wife is back on ten for its last season.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (33.3%)
  2. Nine (26.5%)
  3. Ten (19.2%)
  4. ABC (15.5%)
  5. SBS (5.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (27.1%)
  2. Nine (20.6%)
  3. ABC (14.6%)
  4.  Ten (10.9%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.0%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (3.6%)
  2. ABC 2 (2.8%)
  3. 7mate (2.6%)
  4. ONE (2.5%)
  5. GO (2.3%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 2.315 million
  2. Wanted (Seven) — 1.526 million
  3. Nine News — 1.387 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.385 million
  5. Seven News — 1.342 million
  6. Here Come The Habibs (Nine) — 1.313 million
  7. The Big Bang Theory repeat (Nine) — 1.259 million
  8. ABC News — 1.157 million
  9. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.1116 million
  10. The Chase Australia (5.30pm) (Seven) — 1.069 million

Top metro programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.550 million
  2. Seven News — 1.080 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 1.027 million
  4. Nine News — 1.014 million
  5. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.005 million

Losers: Anyone who didn’t like TV. There was enough to satisfy most appetites, except mad sports nuts.Metro news and current affairs:

  1.  Seven News — 1.080 million
  2. Nine News (6.30pm) — 1.027 million
  3. Nine News — 1.014 million
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.005 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 951,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 827,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 634,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 576,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 484,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 415,000

Morning TV:

  1. Today (Nine) – 318,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) – 310,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 136,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  79,000 + 46,000 on News 24) — 125,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 116,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 82,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (3.2%)
  2. TVHITS  (2.2%)
  3. UKTV (1.6%)
  4. Crime & Investigation, A&E (1.5%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Great British Bake-Off (LifeStyle) – 75,000
  2. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 69,000
  3. 58th Grammys (Fox8) — 65,000
  4. American Dad! (Fox8) — 56,000
  5. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 59,000

*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.

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