Seven easily won the night in metro and regional markets in total people and all the major demos with My Kitchen Rules again dominating the night. Nine was its now usual weak second, with Ten lifting from the weak Sunday and Monday nights. MKR saw its national audience climb back above 2 million, while the metro audience jumped back above 1.4 million. Nine’s Married At First Sight averaged a solid 1.246 million, but again wasted itself against MKR, which 800,000 more national viewers. Apart from that it was a boring night (the swimming from Adelaide on seven attracted a good 669,000 national audience). But that was it, not a night to remember.

The top programs in regional markets were: MKR with 629,000; Home and Away with 531,000; The Chase Australia 5.30, 444,000; Nine News, 409,000 and ABC News, 367,000.

Today won metro breakfast with 347,000 to 309,000 for Sunrise.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (32.6%)
  2. Nine (24.2%)
  3. Ten (20.1%)
  4. ABC (16.8%)
  5. SBS (6.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (24.6%)
  2. Nine (17.3%)
  3. Ten (14.3%)
  4. ABC (11.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.1%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.1%)
  2. ONE (3.3%)
  3. ABC 2 (3.1%)
  4. GO (3.0%)
  5. 7mate (2.9%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 2.068 million
  2. Nine News — 1.205 million
  3. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.418 million
  4. Seven News — 1.417 million
  5. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.246million
  6. ABC News — 1.196 million
  7. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.122 million
  8. The Chase Australia 5.30 (Seven) — 1.078 million
  9. Nine News 6.30 — 1.063 million
  10. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.054 million

Top metro programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.439 million
  2. Nine News – 1.111 million
  3. Seven News — 1.099 million
  4. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.068 million
  5. Nine News 6.30 — 1.063 million

Losers: Nine.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News 1.111 million
  2. Seven News — 1.099 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.068 million
  4. Nine News (6.30pm) — 1.063 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 891,000
  6. ABC News – 832,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 660,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 652,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 547,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 480,000

Morning TV:

  1. Today (Nine) – 347,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) – 309,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, 112,000 + 53,000 on News 24) — 165,000
  4. Today Extra (Nine) — 161,000
  5. The Morning Show (Seven) — 139,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 92,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.1%)
  2. 111 (2.0%)
  3. TVHITS  (1.9%)
  4. LifeStyle  (1.7%)
  5. UKTV, Foxtel Movies (1.5%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Back Page (Fox Sports 1) — 108,000
  2. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 81,000
  3. AFL: Open Mike (Fox Footy) — 63,000
  4. NRL: 360 (Fox Sports 1) – 59,000
  5. NCIS (TVHITS) – 51,000

*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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