Seven’s night as My Kitchen Rules (1.76 million nationally) and The Good Doctor (1.61 million nationally) dominated with highs for 2018. Nine was left behind with Married At First Sight (1.61 million nationally) hanging in there. Ten’s I’m A Celebrity came back to earth with 901,000 which was still OK. Nine was let down, again by One Night With My Ex – 356,000 nationally from 9 pm. From 10pm, Beauty And The Beach — 218,000. A woman from Idaho in the US travels to Thailand to have a “mummy makeover”. It is reality crap of the lowest kind and a cynical exercise by Nine — programming crap against The Good Doctor (which starts at 9.15 pm) so they don’t waste a program considered to be a better rating offering.

So Nine is in effect ceding the night to Seven, which is very good sign of the financial strains in commercial TV today. 

In regional markets MKR won with 565,000 viewers, followed by The Good Doctor with 551,000, then Seven News with 535,000, Seven News/Today Tonight was fourth with 482,000 and Home and Away was fifth with 440,000. So an emphatic win for Seven in the regionals to go with the metro victory. Tonight its MKR against the second T20 tip and run on Nine (from Hobart), Celebrity on Ten and Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell on the ABC.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (34.9%)
  2. Nine (26.3%)
  3. Ten (17.8%)
  4. ABC (15.5%)
  5. SBS (5.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (27.9%)
  2. Nine (19.3%)
  3. Ten (13.3%)
  4. ABC (11.2%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. Gem (3.3%)
  2. 7TWO (3.0%)
  3. 7mate, GO (2.7%)
  4. ONE (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.760 million
  2. The Good Doctor (Seven) — 1.611 million
  3. Seven News  — 1.480 million
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.422 million
  5. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.261million
  6. Nine/NBN News — 1.224 million
  7. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.198 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.170 million
  9. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.121 million
  10. 7pm ABC News — 1.024 million

Top metro programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.196 million
  2. The Good Doctor (Seven) — 1.059 million

Losers: Nine – running dead from 9pm because it can’t match The Good Doctor, so handing the night to Seven.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 960,000
  2. Seven News — 945,000
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 940,000
  4. Nine News (6.30pm) — 916,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 859,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 723,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 537,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 498,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 419,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 330,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 474,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 392,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, 149,000 + 73,000 on News 24) — 222,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 197,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 165,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 112,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 54,000
  2. The Bolt Report  (Sky News) — 52,000
  3. Family Guy (Fox8) — 47,000
  4. American Dad (Fox8), Murdoch Mysteries (13th Street) — 43,000

Peter Fray

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