It was Seven’s night — a bit closer than Monday night in the metros, but Seven was streets ahead of the opposition in the regions, going away with the top five most watched programs on the night.

MKR won the night easily with 1.82 million national (first in the metros with 1.25 million, and second in regions with 569,000). Married at First Sight again did well for Nine (and seems now to have steadied around 1.5 million national viewers a night). Married had 1.49 million last night with 1.06 million in the metros and 431,000 in the regions. Ten’s I’m A Celebrity managed 1.01 million national (728,000 metro and 283,000 regional viewers). But the big winner on the night was 800 Words on Seven from 9 to 10pm – it averaged a very solid 1.22 million (718,000 metro and a high 510,000 in the regions). That gave Seven the solid win.

In the regions, MKR‘s  569,000 viewers gave up to spot to Seven News with 607,000, while Home and Away was third with 524,000, then came Seven News/Today Tonight with 514,000 and 800 Words was 5th with 510,000.

After Monday’s metro win, Nine’s Today dropped sharply to 263,00 yesterday morning, while Sunrise on Seven bounced nicely to 324,000. Sunrise easily won nationally, 553,000 to 404,000 for Today. Is there something (or someone) currently on Today which is irritating viewers? Today has had a volatile and on the whole weak start to 2017 and viewers don’t seem happy. But they do seem (at the moment) more content with what is on Sunrise.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (32.3%)
  2. Nine (29.2%)
  3. Ten (18.4%)
  4. ABC (14.1%)
  5. SBS (6.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (24.4%)
  2. Nine (21.3%)
  3. Ten (13.3%)
  4. ABC (10.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (4.1%)
  2. 7TWO (3.2%)
  3. Gem (2.6%)
  4. ONE, Eleven (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) —  1.822 million
  2. Seven News  — 1.636 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.517 million
  4. Married at First Sight (Nine) — 1.493 million
  5. Nine News — 1.336 million
  6. Nine News 6.30 — 1.293 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.286 million
  8. 800 Words (Seven) — 1.278 million
  9. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.151 million
  10. 7pm ABC News — 1.150 million

Top metro programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.252 million
  2. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.062 million
  3. Seven News — 1.029 million
  4. Nine News — 1.028 million
  5. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.003 million

Losers: The ABC, – except for the Ice doco (607,000 nationally) at 8.30pm.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.029 million
  2. Nine News — 1.028 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.003 million
  4. Nine News 6.30pm — 986,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 821,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 809,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) —579,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 575,000 
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 479,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 335,000

Morning national TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 553,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 404,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 276,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC,  163,000 + 84,000 on News 24) — 247,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 198,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 149,000

Top five pay TV channels:

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Great British Bake-Off (LifeStyle) — 92,000
  2. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 55,000
  3. NCIS (LifeStyle— 52,000
  4. NCIS LA (LifeStyle) — 48,000
  5. Soccer: AFC Champions League (Fox Sports 4) — 47,000

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