A complete and utter flogging from Seven last night in both metro and regional markets as the combination of some hissy fitting on My Kitchen Rules, Home and Away and two episodes of Wanted won the night by a long way. MKR had 2.268 million national viewers, including more than 1.5 million metro and over 750,000 in the regions. It had a near 770,000 margin in front of the national audience for the first ep of Wanted (1.496 million), which ran second. The second episode had 1.279 million viewers nationally.

In the regions MKR had 755,000 viewers; the first episode of Wanted, 623,000; Home and Away, 529,000, the second episode of Wanted, 515,000 and The Chase Australia (5.30pm), 438,000.

Today again won Breakfast by around 50,000 viewers; 333,000 to 280,000 in the metros. Seven News won Sydney, Nine News won Melbourne and Brisbane, Seven won Adelaide and Perth to win the metros 6-7 pm battle.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (33.%)
  2. Nine (25.0%)
  3. Ten (19.2%)
  4. ABC (15.5%)
  5. SBS (6.5%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (28.2%)
  2. Nine (17.8%)
  3. Ten (14.8%)
  4. ABC (10.9%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.6%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (3.1%)
  2. ABC 2 (2.6%)
  3. 7TWO (2.5%)
  4. ONE (2.3%)
  5. 7mate (2.2%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 2.268 million
  2. Wanted (Seven) — 1.496 million
  3. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.391 million
  4. Nine News — 1.370 million
  5. Seven News — 1.342 million
  6. Wanted episode 2 (Seven) — 1.279 million
  7. ABC News — 1.183 million
  8. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) — 1.118 million
  9. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.071 million
  10. I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here – Elimination (Ten) — 1.056 million

Top metro programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.513 million
  2. Seven News 1.067 million
  3. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.009 million

Losers: Nine and Here Comes The Habibs (950,000 nationally, barely enough). Sunrise. Metro news and current affairs:

  1.  Seven News — 1.067 million
  2.  Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.009 million
  3.  Nine News — 966,000
  4.  Nine News (6.30pm) — 947,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 853,000
  6. ABC News – 829,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 710,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 550,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 520,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 445,000

Morning TV:

  1. Today (Nine) – 333,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) – 280,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC 94,000 + 54,000 on News 24) — 148,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 142,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 118,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 76,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. TVHITS  (2.5%)
  2. Fox 8  (2.0%)
  3. UKTV (1.7%)
  4. Nick Jr (1.6%)
  5. LifeStyle, Fox Classics (1.5%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Back Page (Fox Sports 1) – 71,000
  2. The Great British Bake Off  (LifeStyle Food) — 69,000
  3. AlVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks (Nick Jr) — 63,000
  4. AlVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks (Nick Jr) — 57,000
  5. NICIS (TVHITS) — 56,000

*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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