An easy win last night by Seven thanks to My Kitchen Rules, which ends tonight, and so does Reno Rumble. Remember that proud bearer of Nine’s fortunes after Australia’s Got Talent flopped? Seven won in total people and all the demos in the metros and regional markets.

MKR had 2.354 million national including 1.633 million metro viewers. Criminal Minds Beyond Borders debuted after MKR and averaged 1.059 million viewers. It was OK, but reminded me of CSI New York.

The top five most watched programs in regional markets were: MKR with 721,000; Home and Away with 548,000; Nine News, 508,000; ABC News, 385,000 and Criminal Minds Beyond Borders, 382,000.

Seven won last week and Sunday night, easily, thanks to My Kitchen Rules. Ten’s main channel share in Brisbane on Sunday night was just 4.6%, believed to be close to an all time low, if not the lowest. Masterchef’s start is much awaited at the Ten bunker in Ultimo. Today won last week, again, in metro breakfast, despite a big win by Sunrise on Friday.

On Sunday night, 60 Minutes and its family reunion/mea culpa episode averaged 746,000 metro viewers, beaten by Midsomer Murders with 778,000. Fiction beating faction? And Dazza Somers’ You’re Back In The Room died its expected death on the final two nights of its existence — 587,000 on Sunday night in the metros and 565,000 last night. That’s half the opening night figure and we won’t see it again or Dazza, unless Nine is really desperate. Then again … ?

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (37.5%)
  2. Nine (22.8%)
  3. ABC (19.0%)
  4. Ten (15.0%)
  5. SBS (5.6%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (26.9%)
  2. Nine (16.3%)
  3. ABC (13.5%)
  4. Ten (9.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.9%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (5.4%)
  2. 7TWO (4.4%)
  3. ABC 2 (3.2%)
  4. ONE, Eleven (3.0%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 2.354 million
  2. Nine News — 1.736 million
  3. Seven News — 1.713 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.364 million
  5. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.351 million
  6. Nine News 6.30pm — 1.211 million
  7. ABC News — 1.202 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.162 million
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 1.084 million
  10. Australian Story (ABC) — 1.081 million

Top metro programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.633 million
  2. Seven News — 1.398 million
  3. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.284 million
  4. Nine News — 1.229 million
  5. Nine News 6.30 — 1.211 million

Losers: Nine, and Ten, again. While it was to be expected given the strength of MKR (and Seven News last night), the ABC put up a solid Monday night line up of news and current affairs programs last night- especially Four Corners and Media Watch.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.398 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.284 million
  3. Nine News — 1.229 million
  4. Nine News (6.30pm) — 1.211 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 969,000
  6. ABC News – 817,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 725,000
  8. Australian Story (ABC) — 718,000
  9. Media Watch — 601,000
  10. Four Corners (Ten) — 591,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 307,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 287,000
  3. Today Extra (Nine) — 210,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 204,000
  5. News Breakfast (ABC,  116,000 + 45,000 on News 24) — 161,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 90,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Sports 1 (6.9%)
  2. Fox Footy (5.3%)
  3. showtime (3.6%)
  4. Foxtel Movies Family,TVHITS (1.4%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Game of Thrones (showcase) — 369,000
  2. AFL: Collingwood v Essendon (Fox Footy) – 321,000
  3. NRL: St George v Easts (fox Sports 1) — 299,000
  4. Game of Thrones (showcase) — 285,000
  5. NRL: Melbourne v Auckland (Fox Sports 1) — 267,000

*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.

Peter Fray

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