Seven’s night easily, thanks to My Kitchen Rules and the final episode of Downton Abbey. Seven won the metros and regional markets in total people and the major demos. End of story.

MKR managed 2.116 million national viewers including 1.449 million in the metros. Downton Abbey had 1.350 million national and 861,000 metro viewers. Married At First Sight on Nine had 1.284 million national viewers and 899,000 in the metros.

The ABC had a solid night with its news and current affairs line up. Ten was weak, but not as weak as Sunday night.

The top programs in regionals were: MKR with 667,000; Home and Away on 526,000; Downton Abbey, 489,000; The Chase Australia 5.30pm 427,000; ABC News, 403,000.

Today edged out Sunrise in breakfast, 320,000 to 311,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (35.8%)
  2. Nine (23.1%)
  3. ABC (19.5%)
  4. Ten (16.1%)
  5. SBS (5.5%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (27.7%)
  2. Nine (16.8%)
  3. ABC (14.6%)
  4. Ten (11.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.3%)

Top 5 digital channels:

  1. 7TWO (3.9%)
  2. 7mate (3.3%)
  3. ABC 2 (3.2%)
  4. GO (2.7%)
  5. ONE (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 2.116 million
  2. Nine News — 1.487 million
  3. Seven News — 1.370 million
  4. Downton Abbey (Seven) — 1.350 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.331 million
  6. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.284million
  7. ABC News — 1.265 million
  8. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.118 million
  9. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.097 million
  10. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.074 million

Top metro programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.449 million
  2. Nine News — 1.097 million
  3. Seven News — 1.070 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 1.043 million
  5. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.043 million

Losers: Nine, Ten.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.097 million
  2. Seven News — 1.070 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 1.043 million
  4. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.043 million
  5. ABC News — 862,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) – 842,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 726,000
  8. Australian Story (ABC) — 690,000
  9. Media Watch (ABC) — 687,000
  10. Four Corners (ABC) — 664,000

Morning TV:

  1. Today (Nine) – 320,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) – 311,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 164,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC,  98,000 + 52,000 on News 24) — 150,000
  5. Today Extra  (Nine) — 114,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 80,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Sports 1 (3.4%)
  2. TVHITS  (2.2%)
  3. Fox 8  (2.0%)
  4. Nick Jr, Arena, Foxtel Movies Premiere, A&E  (1.5%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. NRL: Easts v Penrith (Fox Sports 1) — 280,000
  2. Monday Night With Matty Johns (Fox Sports 1) — 151,000
  3. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 131,000
  4. AFL: On The Couch (Fox Footy) — 103,000
  5. Real Housewives of Melbourne (Arena) — 74,000

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