An easy win for Seven last night as Ten and Nine went missing in action again. My Kitchen Rules dominated the night (as was to be expected with the penultimate program) with 2.331 million national and 1.566 million metro viewers.

Sunrise popped up with a solid win in breakfast over Today in the metros, 345,000 to 306,000. Apart from MKR it was a pretty average night.

The top five programs in regional areas were: MKR, 754,000, Home and Away, 504,000, Criminal Minds, 462,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm, 448,000, Nine News, 397,000.

Ten has a second weak night this week in metro and regionals, quite noticeably so from this morning’s figures.

Ten says Masterchef Australia’s 2016 season starts on May 1. That is probably also help answer the big question of if its first half improvement in ratings and revenue and earnings, as we saw this morning with the half year financial results can continue into Winter and early Spring).

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (35.1%)
  2. Nine (23.6%)
  3. ABC (17.4%)
  4. Ten (15.8%)
  5. SBS (8.1%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (26.5%)
  2. Nine (16.1%)
  3. ABC (11.5%)
  4. Ten (9.9%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.2%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (4.4%)
  2. ABC 2 (3.4%)
  3. 7mate (3.2%)
  4. Eleven (3.1%)
  5. ONE, Gem (3.0%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 2.321 million
  2. Nine News — 1.464 million
  3. Seven News — 1.404 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.256 million
  5. Criminal Minds (Seven) — 1.240 million
  6. ABC News — 1.152 million
  7. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.129 million
  8. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.097 million
  9. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.500 million
  10. The Big Bang Theory repeat (Nine) — 993,000

Top metro programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.566 million
  2. Seven News 1.135 million
  3. Nine News — 1.067 million
  4. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.052 million

Losers: Nine and Ten and their viewers.  Ten’s share of 9.9% for its metro main channel.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.135 million
  2. Nine News — 1.067 million
  3.  Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.052 million
  4. Nine News (6.30pm) — 955,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 882,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 790,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 635,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 591,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 492,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 431,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 345,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 306,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 157,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC,  103,000 + 45,000 on News 24) — 148,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 145,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 79,000

 

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Gogglebox Australia (LifeStyle) — 177,000
  2. Selling Houses Australia (LifeStyle) — 156,000
  3. The Flash (Fox8) — 85,000
  4. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 83,000
  5. AFL: On The Couch (Fox Footy) — 78,000
  6. Location Location Location (LifeStyle) — 59,000

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