Seven’s night again thanks to My Kitchen Rules (1.56 million nationally), plus the one off special The Beaumont Children which averaged 1.23 million nationally, along with solid efforts by the news and Home and Away. Nine’s Married At First Sight held up and grabbed 1.28 million — but Nine was badly let down by the movie Sisters which followed. Ten’s I’m A Celebrity averaged a solid 1.11 million nationally. MKR, Married and Celebrity all ran 90 minutes or more last night to save the networks money. It is a real trial to watch these programs for more than an hour.

Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell returned to ABC TV and managed 792,000. In breakfast Seven’s Sunrise — 291,000 metro viewers, easily accounted for Today with 253,000 — Nine is missing Lisa Wilkinson. The available regional data shows that  Seven News was tops with 501,000, then MKR with 487,000, Home and Away was third with 440,000, and Seven News/Today Tonight and The Beaumont Children special tied with 434,000 viewers each.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (31.6%)
  2. Nine (26.7%)
  3. Ten (18.3%)
  4. ABC (15.6%)
  5. SBS (7.8%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (24.5%)
  2. Nine (20.1%)
  3. Ten (14.0%)
  4. ABC (10.7%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.7%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (3.5%)
  2. GO (2.9%)
  3. ABC 2 (2.7%)
  4. ONE (2.4%)
  5. 9Life (2.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.564 million
  2. Seven News  — 1.501 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.380 million
  4. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.286 million
  5. Nine/NBN News — 906,000 *
  6. Nine/NBN 6.30 — 898,000 *
  7. The Beaumont Children Special (Seven) —1.231 million
  8. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.121 million
  9. I’m A Celebrity (Ten) — 1.113 million
  10. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.087 million

*No regional figures

Top metro programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.07 million
  2. Seven News — 1 million

Losers: Again, an even night for all

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 946,000
  3. Nine News — 898,000
  4. Nine News (6.30pm) — 884,00
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 785,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 655,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 611,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 537,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 433,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 361,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Real Housewives of Melbourne (Arena) — 85,000
  2. The Flash (Fox8) — 53,000
  3. NCIS (TVHITS) — 50,000
  4. Paw Patrol (Nick Jr) — 9,000
  5. The Simpsons (Fox8), High Plains Drifter (Fox Classics), Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 48,000

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