MKR and Home and Away won the night for Seven, helped by a solid outing for the news and a reduced contribution from First Dates which dumped more than 300,000 metro viewers and over 200,000 were in the metros.

The weak third group on MKR saw its national audience drift lower to 2.099 million and 1.437 million metro views. First Dates managed 1.052 million nationally, down from1.373 million a week ago.

The Weekly on the ABC had 776,000 national and 529,000, which was FAQ for an FAQ (fair average quality, not frequently asked questions, thank you) program that still promises to get better.

In the morning Sunrise won breakfast with 329,000 metro viewers to Sunrise’s 313,000. At 6pm Seven News had a rare win in Sydney; 280,000 to 271,000 for Nine. Nine won Melbourne and Brisbane, Seven won Adelaide and Perth and the metros, Nine nationally.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (32.9%)
  2. Nine (28.0%)
  3. Ten (18.7%)
  4. ABC (15.5%)
  5. SBS (6.8%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (26.1%)
  2. Nine (18.5%)
  3. Ten (12.5%)
  4. ABC (11.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.8%)

Top 5 digital channels:

  1. GO (4.7%)
  2. 7TWO (3.7%)
  3. Gem (3.6%)
  4. 7mate (3.2%)
  5. ABC2 (2.8%))

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 2.099 million
  2. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.381 million
  3. Nine News — 1.294 million
  4. Seven News — 1.274 million
  5. ABC News — 1.136 million
  6. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.129 million
  7. First Dates (Seven) — 1.052 million
  8. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.014 million
  9. The Big Bang Theory repeat (Nine) — 1.013 million
  10. I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here (Ten) — 983,000

Top metro programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 2.099 million
  2. Seven News — 1.008 million

Losers: First Dates lost over 300,000 viewers last night from its strong outing a week ago. Dud couples, just as the third group on MKR are hardly inspiring: beige, in fact.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.008 million
  2. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 967,000
  3. Nine News (6.30pm) — 941,000
  4. Nine News — 922,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 798,000
  6. ABC News – 785,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 625,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 555,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 496,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 409,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 329,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 313,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 142000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC, 91,000 + 48,000 on News 24) — 139,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 100,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 68,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. LifeStyle  (2.5%)
  2. Fox Sports 2 (2.3%)
  3. Fox 8  (2.2%)
  4. TVHITS  (1.9%)
  5. UKTV, A&E (1.6%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Selling Houses Australia (LifeSTyle) — 133,000
  2. Cricket, 2nd Test, NZ v Australia (Fox Sports 2) – 114,000
  3. The Best of Fletch and Hindy (Fox Sports 2) — 110,000
  4. Cricket, 2nd Test, NZ v Australia (Fox Sports 2) – 92,000
  5. The Flash (Fox8) – 75,000

*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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