Seven’s night, but it was close. Married at First Sight on Nine was top show in the demos, but My Kitchen Rules and The Good Doctor (especially) gave Seven the win overall and victory in the key 25 to 54 group – in the 16 to 39’s where Nine won. MKR averaged 1.58 million nationally and 1.02 million in the metros (#2 and #1). A year ago it had 1.76 million and 1.19 million respectively.R egional viewers have also dropped away, from 574,000 a year ago to 526,000 last night. That’s still solid but the program is ageing. Married averaged 1.28 million against 1.29 million a year ago, with 927,000 viewers a year ago in the metros and 907,000 last night.  I’m A Celebrity was also solid — 1.171 million last night and 852,000 in the metros and 1.151 million national and 819,000 in the metros.

Nine was let down by its new program One Night With My Ex. I can’t give you the national figure, but in the metros it averaged 353,000 from 9.10pm, which put it third and unwanted. It won’t last long. Ten’s I’m A Celebrity was also solid and looks to be doing better this year than in 2017. Ten debuted Hughsie We Have A Problem, but it dropped viewers from Celebrity which wasn’t a good look. Hughsie averaged 290,000 less than Celebrity. If that gap grows in coming weeks then Hughsie, we will have a problem.The ABC was not in sight.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (32.0%)
  2. Nine (27.3%)
  3. Ten (20.5%)
  4. ABC (14.5%)
  5. SBS (5.7%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (25.4%)
  2. Nine (20.9%)
  3. Ten (16.0%)
  4. ABC (9.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.6%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. Gem (3.1%)
  2. 7TWO, GO (2.9%)
  3. ABC 2 (2.6%)
  4. ONE (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

    1. Seven News  — 1.589 million
    2. MKR (Seven ) — 1.588 million
    3. The Good Doctor (Seven) — 1.527 million
    4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.458 million
    5. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 918,000 *
    6. Nine/NBN News  — 907,000 *
    7. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.288 million
    8. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.233 million
    9. I’m A Celebrity (Nine) — 1.171 million
    10. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.066 million

* Regional figures unavailable for NBN News because Oztam refuses to release them

Top metro programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.062 million
  2. Seven News — 1.015 million
  3. The Good Doctor (Seven) — 1.014 million

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.015 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 953,000
  3. Nine News (6.30pm) — 905,000
  4. Nine News — 895,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 767,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 918,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 599,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 671,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 439,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 362,000

Morning TV: Full national figures are unavailable because Oztam refuses to release them

Top five pay TV channels: The Pay TV industry association won’t send the share and other data

Top five pay TV programs: Oztam does release something

  1. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 54,000
  2. Murdoch Mysteries (13th Street) — 53,000
  3. The Gunfighter (Fox Classics) — 47,000
  4. Paw Patrol (Nick Jr) — 46,000
  5. Jones & Co (Sky News) — 45,000

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