Another solid night for Seven with My Kitchen Rules doing the business topping Nine’s T20  from Hobart. Nine won the night because the cricket went on for more than 220 minutes whereas MKR was done and eaten in 115 minutes. MKR managed 1.65 million national viewers  the T20 1.32 million, but that lower figure over the longer time ended up dominating prime time and giving Nine the night, which will be added to tonight with Married At First Sight back in the schedule (after being rested for the cricket last night). Personally, I will be watching Gogglebox on Ten to see what they say about MAFS, MKR and the rest.

My Wednesday favourite, Mad As Hell  got 702,000 nationally and deserved more. In regional markets MKR was tops with 525,000, followed by Seven News with 483,000, Seven News/Today Tonight was third with 434,000, Home and Away was fourth with 432,000 and the T20 game was fifth with 413,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (32.9%)
  2. Seven (29.4%)
  3. Ten (15.5%)
  4. ABC (14.9%)
  5. SBS (7.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (25.8%)
  2. Seven (21.4%)
  3. Ten (10.9%)
  4. ABC (9.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (3.7%)
  2. ABC 1, GO (3.1%)
  3. Eleven (2.4%)
  4. ONE (2.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.655 million
  2. Seven News — 1.459 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.392 million
  4. 2nd T20, Aust v England (Nine) — 1.328 million
  5. Nine/NBN News — 1.251 million
  6. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.124 million
  7. 7pm ABC News — 1.012 million
  8. I’m A Celebrity (Ten) — 907,000
  9. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 884,000*
  10. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 853,000

*Impacted by pre-emptions for the T20 game in some markets

Top metro programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.140 million

Losers: No one – the T20game was a one off, so its Married At First Sight tonight for Nine

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 976,000
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 958,000
  3. Nine News — 923,000
  4. 7pm ABC News — 692,000
  5. Nine News (6.30pm) — 646,00 *
  6. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 559,000
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 556,000 *
  8. 7.30 (ABC) —485,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 414,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 333,000

*Impacted by pre-emptions for the T20 game in some markets

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 467,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 422,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, 164,000 + 72,000 on News 24) — 236,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 215,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 166,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 112,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Gogglebox Australia (LifeStyle) — 150,000
  2. Real Housewives of Melbourne (Arena) — 98,000
  3. Location Location Location (LifeStyle), The Flash (Fox8) — 50,000
  4. Shimmer & Shine, Curious George (Nick Jr )— 40,000

Peter Fray

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