My Kitchen Rules’ night again, although the metro and national audience figures were down on a couple of weeks ago of 1.5 million and 2 million plus. Still 1.859 million national and 1.244 million metro viewers was enough to win the night, helped by Seven Year Switch which averaged 1.156 million and a weak-ish 772,000 metro viewers. Seven won the metros and regionals and nationally across the board. Ten pipped the ABC for a solid third.

Nine’s Married At First Sight did better so far as viewers were concerned at second sight last night, lifting to 1.255 million national and 905,000 metro viewers. But that wasn’t much help as it was expended against MKR. Nine was again let down with Reno Rumble which followed straight on: still a black hole and a bigger impact on Nine than the lost cricket days of summer.

The five most watched programs in regional markets were: MKR, 616,000; Home and Away, 459,000; The Chase Australia 5.30pm , 448,000; ABC News, 397,000; Seven Year Switch, 384,000.

In the morning Seven’s Sunrise had its best morning for months, winning the metro breakfast battle with Today, 341,000 to 315,000. Sunrise won nationally, again. Sunrise rising?

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (31.1%)
  2. Nine (25.5%)
  3. Ten (20.5%)
  4. ABC (16.2%)
  5. SBS (6.8%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (23.6%)
  2. Nine (18.3%)
  3. Ten (14.3%)
  4. ABC (11.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.1%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (3.6%)
  2. GO (3.3%)
  3. ONE (3.0%)
  4. Gem (2.9%)
  5. ABC2 (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.859 million
  2.  Nine News — 1.394 million
  3.  Seven News — 1.327 million
  4. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.255 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.200 million
  6. ABC News — 1.198 million
  7. Seven Year Switch (Seven) — 1.156 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.104 million
  9. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.046 million
  10. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.016 million

Top metro programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.244 million
  2. Seven News 1.044 million
  3. Nine News — 1.016 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 1.003 million

Losers: Crappy Married At First Sight did better for Nine, but expended its ratings against MKR — fruitless. Reno Rumble though at just after 8.40pm undid Nine by falling to its now usual weak level of 536,000 national/352,000 metro/184,000 regional viewers, thereby sinking Nine, again.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.044 million
  2. Nine News — 1.016 million
  3. Nine News (6.30pm) — 1.003 million
  4. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 973,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 897,000
  6. ABC News – 802,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 559,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 588,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 491,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 425,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 341,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 315,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 154,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC,  98,000 + 52,000 on News 24) — 150,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 144,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 79,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.6%)
  2. TVHITS  (2.1%)
  3. Nick Jr (2.0%)
  4. Cartoon Network, LifeStyle (1.5%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Back Page (Fox Sports 1) — 87,000
  2. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 83,000
  3. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 82,000
  4. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 74,000
  5. Curious George, Paw Patrol (Nick Jr) — 70,000

*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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