Only one program last night that worried the meters and that was My Kitchen Rules, even though the 1.372 million was the lowest metro audience so far this season. The program’s national audience remained above two million at 2.043 million, with solid support from regional markets. Seven won the metros and regionals in total people and the major demos. First Dates steadied after last week’s lurched downwards and had 1.070 million national viewers, up 18,000 on a week ago.

The fresh episode of The Big Bang Theory with 1.175 million did well for Nine and the cheaper repeat that followed did even better (on a cost basis) with an average 970,000 viewers and 10th spot on the national most watched list last night.

The most watched programs in the regions were: MKR, 671,000; Home and Away, 531,000; The Chase Australia, 403,000; The Big Bang Theory, 391,000; ABC News, 359,000.

Nine News won nationally with big wins in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. In the morning Today again won the metros from Sunrise, 329,000 to 316,000. Studio 10 continues to make gains for Ten: 92,000 people in the metros yesterday.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (34.1%)
  2. Nine (26.9%)
  3. Ten (16.1%)
  4. ABC (15.7%)
  5. SBS (6.7%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (25.3%)
  2. Nine (19.2%)
  3. Ten (12.6%)
  4. ABC (10.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.5%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.3%)
  2. 7mate (3.4%)
  3. Gem (3.3%)
  4. GO (3.1%)
  5. ABC 2 (3.0%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 2.043 million
  2. Home and Away (Seven) — 1284 million
  3. Nine News — 1.278 million
  4. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.175 million
  5. Seven News — 1.154 million
  6. ABC News — 1.091 million
  7. First Dates (Seven) — 1.070 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 997,000
  9. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 992,000
  10. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 970,000

Top metro programs:

  1. MKR  (Seven) — 1.372 million

Losers: Everything apart from MKR and it was hardly inspiring. The Weakly though was a better effort last night.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 934,000
  2. Seven News — 919,000
  3. Nine News (6.30pm) — 891,000
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 832,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 814,000
  6. ABC News – 732,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 646,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 538,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 441,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 366,000

Morning TV:

  1. Today (Nine) – 329,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) – 316,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  84,000 + 69,000 on News 24) — 153,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 136,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 125,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 92,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox8, TV HITS, LifeStyle  (2.2%)
  2. Nick Jr  (1.7%)
  3. A&E, UKTV (1.76)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Selling Houses Australia (LifeStyle) – 153,000
  2. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 79,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox8) — 70,000
  4. Family Guy (Fox8) — 56,000
  5. Coronation Street (UKTV) — 51,000

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