More of the same from last week. It was Seven’s night, thanks to the Winter Games’ 1.29 million nationally, with a further 1.34 million watching on 7mate up to 8.40 pm, so the total audience for the games boosted the network past Nine, which had led with Married At First Sight which got a record 1.85 million nationally and 1.35 million in the metros in the same time slot. That, in turn, easily topped My Kitchen Rules 1.69 million nationally and 1.13 million in the metros. 60 Minutes followed Married at 8.40pm and averaged 1.167 million nationally with the nice, stagey, family first report on Prime Minister Turnbull and his wife. That ran behind the Games coverage which opened a bigger margin after 9.40pm. And that was the night.

In the morning viewers flocked to Insiders — 600,000 nationally — 401,000 on ABC main channel and 199,000 on ABC News channel. That was more than Ten’s Sunday project averaged from 7 to 7.30pm of 589,000 viewers.

In regional markets MKR led with 558,000, Seven News was second with 535,000, Married At First Sight was third with 506,000, Nine/NBN 6.30 News was fourth with 358,000 and 60 Minutes was fifth with 357,000 tied with The Winter Games.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (36.7%)
  2. Nine (30.0%)
  3. ABC (15,6%)
  4. Ten (13.1%)
  5. SBS (4.5%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (27.2%)
  2. Nine (23.1%)
  3. ABC (12.3%)
  4. Ten (9.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (4.4%)
  2. Gem (2.8%)
  3. 7TWO (2.7%)
  4. GO.7flix (2.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.857 million
  2. MKR (Seven) — 1.698 million
  3. Seven News  — 1.588 million
  4. Winter Games Night 9 (Seven)  — 1.292 million
  5. Nine/NBN News — 1.272 million
  6. 60 Minutes (Nine)— 1.167 million
  7. 7pm ABC News — 1.064 million
  8. I’m A Celebrity (Ten) — 880,000
  9. Hawke (ABC) — 875,000
  10. Shetland (ABC) — 775,000

Top metro programs:

    1. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.351 million
    2. MKR (Seven) — 1.139 million
    3. Seven News  — 1.023 million

Losers: Ten, squeezed and crunched

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.023 million
  2. Nine News — 961,000
  3. 60 Minutes (Nine) —810,000
  4. 7pm ABC News —744,000
  5. The Sunday Project 7pm (Ten) — 411,000
  6. Ten Eyewitness News — 309,000
  7. The Sunday Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 261,000
  8. SBS World News — 132,000

Morning TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC, 401,000, ABC News, 199,000) — 600,000
  2. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 476,000
  3. Weekend Today (Nine) — 345,000
  4. Landline (ABC) — 316,000
  5. Offsiders (ABC) — 218,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Cricket T20 International (Fox Sports) — 105,000
  2. Pirates Of The Caribbean (Foxtel Movies) — 70,000
  3. NBA All Stars Game (FESPN) — 65,000
  4. NCIS  (TVHITS) — 49,000
  5. Call The Midwife, (BBC First) NCIS (TVHITS) Crimes That Shook Australia (Crime & Investigation) — 46,000

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