Seven won in metros and regionals with just two programs: Home and Away and My Kitchen Rules. Downton Abbey’s final episode next week meant the network missed the post-MKR dominance which was last night filled by another night of great swimming from the Australian titles and Olympic trials. That didn’t do as well as Downton Abbey in the ratings, but it is an investment by Seven in its Olympics coverage later in the year.

MKR had 1.978 million national viewers and 1.356 million in the metros. Married At First Sight had 1.259 million (steady on last week) and 874,000 metro viewers. That was wasted up against MKR. Four Corners’ report on Clive Palmer did very well, with 1.369 million national viewers for the second solid audience in a row after last week’s report on Panama hats, sorry shells and tax. Four Corners had a very good regional audience as well. Media Watch benefited and had a high 1.154 million national viewers — the interview with Gerald Ryle over the Panama papers story was good, as was the piece on 60 Minutes in Lebanon.

In the regions MKR topped the most watched list with 622,000; Home and Away had 538,000; The Chase Australia 5.30pm, 466,000, Four Corners, 437,000 and Nine News, 433,000.

At breakfast, last week’s burst faded for Sunrise — back to being well beaten by Today, 334,000 to 295,000.

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Network channel share:

  1. Seven (31.2%)
  2. Nine (24.6%)
  3. ABC (21.6%)
  4. Ten (17.1%)
  5. SBS (5.6%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (22.8%)
  2. Nine (17.5%)
  3. ABC (16.6%)
  4.  Ten (10.7%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.9%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.4%)
  2. ONE (4.3%)
  3. GO (3.1%)
  4. 7mate (3.0%)
  5. ABC2 (2.8%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.978 million
  2. Nine News — 1.585 million
  3. Seven News — 1.463 million
  4. Four Corners (ABC) — 1.369 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.358 million
  6. ABC News — 1.355 million
  7. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.259 million
  8. Australian Story (ABC) — 1.210 million
  9. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.179 million
  10. Media Watch (ABC) — 1.154 million

Top metro programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.356 million
  2. Nine News 1.152 million
  3. Seven News — 1.149 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 1.125 million
  5. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.089 million

Losers: Nine, Ten.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.152 million
  2. Seven News — 1.149 million
  3. Nine News (6.30pm) — 1.125 million
  4. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.089 million
  5. Four Corners (ABC) — 932,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) – 923,000
  7. ABC News – 861,000
  8. Australian Story (ABC) — 828,000
  9. Media Watch (ABC) — 817,000
  10. 7.30 (ABC) — 765,000

Morning TV:

  1. Today (Nine) – 334,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) – 295,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 152,000
  4. Today Extra (Nine) — 139,000
  5. News Breakfast (ABC, 80,000 + 43,000 on News 24) — 123,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 72,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Sports 1 (3.4%)
  2. Fox Sports 5 (3.0%)
  3. Fox 8 , TVHITS (2.1%)
  4. Disney Jr, Nick Jr  (1.5%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. NRL: Melbourne v Canterbury (Fox Sports 1) —274.000
  2. Monday Night With Matty Johns (Fox Sports 1) — 171,000
  3. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 106,000
  4. Golf: US Masters Final Round (Fox Sports 5) — 84,000
  5. AFL: On The Couch (Fox Footy) — 73,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. 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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Liz
North Stradbroke Island, QLD

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