Seven’s night, quite easily. My Kitchen Rules did the job with 1.63 million national viewers, well ahead of Married At First Sight on Nine with 1.26 million (still solid) and I’m A Celebrity on Ten — 989,000. That was not enough to keep Ten in third slot overall and slipped behind the ABC which returned its Monday night news and current affairs line up to full strength and ended up third — although the audience for the returning Q&A at 541,000 nationally was nothing to boast about. The topic was the economy and we were again left frustrated.

Sunrise won nationally (460,000 to 391,000), but lost the metros to Today (275,000 to 260,000). The Super Bowl had 549,000 viewers on Seven and 7mate and another 107,ooo on ESPN on Foxtel (and more unmeasured in pubs and clubs).

In regional areas, Seven News/ MKR were tops with 532,000 viewers, followed by Seven News/TT in third with 442,000, Home and Away with 434,000 and Married At First Sight was fifth with 381,000.

Network channel share:

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  1. Seven (31.7%)
  2. Nine (25.7%)
  3. ABC (18.2%)
  4. Ten (18.0%)
  5. SBS (6.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (24.1%)
  2. Nine (20.4%)
  3. ABC (14.0%)
  4. Ten (13.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.5%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (3.8%)
  2. ONE (2.9%)
  3. 7mate (2.7%)
  4. ABC 2 (2.6%)
  5. GO (2.3%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.638 million
  2. Seven News  — 1.553 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.440 million
  4. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.267 million
  5. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.225 million
  6. Nine/NBN News — 1.220 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.159 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.115 million
  9. 7pm ABC News — 1.099 million
  10. Im A Celebrity (Ten) — 989,000

Top metro programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.106 million
  2. Seven News — 1.021 million

Losers: No one, an even night.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.021 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 999,000
  3. Nine News — 937,000
  4. Nine News (6.30pm) — 930,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 815,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 747,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 685,000
  8. Australian Story (ABC) — 671,000 
  9. Four Corners (ABC) — 638,000
  10. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 573,000

Morning TV:

  1. Super Bowl (Seven, 7mate) — 549,000
  2. Sunrise (Seven) – 460,000
  3. Today (Nine) – 391,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC,  148,000 + 73,000 on News 24) — 221,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 145,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 109,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Sports Centre ESPN) — 130,000
  2. Super Bowl (ESPN) — 107,000
  3. Paul Murray Live (Sky) — 60,000
  4. NFL Prime Time (ESPN), The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 53,000

As a Crikey subscriber and someone who began working as a journalist in 1957, I am passionate about the importance of independent media like Crikey. I met a lot of Australians from many walks of life during my career and did my best to share their stories honestly and fairly with their fellow citizens.

And I never forgot how important it is to hold politicians to account. Crikey does that – something that is more important now than ever before in Australia.

Liz
North Stradbroke Island, QLD

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