Seven’s night thanks to My Kitchen Rules and the still charming First Dates. Seven won by several country miles, with 11 share points on the main channels in the metros alone! MKR had 2.199 million national viewers, 1.494 million metro and 706,000 regional. First Dates managed 1.093 million national viewers after MKR (meaning more than a million tuned out, but those who stayed were rewarded with another episode that left you wondering why people appear on these programs — but in the nicest way). First Dates and MKR gave Seven a lock on the demos — especially female viewers (helped by Home and Away). Very strong figures last night for Seven among female viewers.

I’m a Celebrity saw a small turn-off for last night’s elimination — 20,000 — but it is symptomatic that viewers have yet to full engage with the program, and last night saw the thumbs down for Shane Warne from viewers. The program had 1.129 million viewers, the elimination had 1.107 million nationally.

The most watched programs in the regions were: MKR with 706,000; Home and Away, 508,000; The Chase Australia (5.30pm) 418,000; Nine News, 380,000; ABC News 347,000.

Today again beat Sunrise in metro breakfast, 335,000 to 315,000. A bit closer than on Monday and Tuesday. Sunrise still won nationally. Tonight there’s the NRL on Nine and Fox for a bit of colour and movement.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (34.0%)
  2. Nine (23.3%)
  3. Ten (18.4%)
  4. ABC (16.7%)
  5. SBS (7.5%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (26.0%)
  2. Nine (15.0%)
  3. Ten (14.3%)
  4. ABC (12.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (3.9%)
  2. Gem (3.8%)
  3. GO (3.1%)
  4. Gem (3.0%)
  5. ABC2 (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 2.199 million
  2. Nine News — 1.389 million
  3. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.305 million
  4. Seven News — 1.268 million
  5. ABC News — 1.176 million
  6. I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here  (Ten) — 1.129 million
  7. I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here: Elimination  (Ten) — 1.107 million
  8. First Dates (Seven) — 1.093 million
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 997,000
  10. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 986,000

Top metro programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.494 million
  2. Nine News — 1.009 million

Losers: Nine is running dead to save money while MKR is on. It starts a new series of Renovation Rumble Sunday week, which is The Block- lite, again sharing host Scott Cam. Ten is at least trying. Shane Warne was given the finger by viewers of I’m A Celebrity. That makes viewers the winners on the night.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.009 million
  2. Seven News — 986,000
  3. Nine News (6.30pm) — 974,000
  4. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 937,000 million
  5. ABC News – 829,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) – 806,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 711,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 573,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 510,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 430,000

Morning TV:

  1. Today (Nine) – 335,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) – 315,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  105,000 + 55,000 on News 24) — 160,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 155,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 134,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 85,000

 

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Selling Houses Australia (LifeStyle) – 124,000
  2. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 62,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 58,000
  4. Family Guy (Fox8) — 57,000
  5. Kevin McCloud’s Escape Ro The Wild (LifeStyle) — 55,000

*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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