Seven’s night with an easy win as My Kitchen Rules (1.67 million national viewers and the 13th night of the Winter Games (1.05 million on the main channels and 293,000 on 7mate for a total audience for the games of 1.34 million from 5pm) did the job for Seven. Nine ran dead — it didn’t have an episode of Married At First Sight. Ten battled with Googlebox doing well with 911,000 and I’m A Celebrity improving to 832,000 national viewers. The ABC wasn’t sighted.

In regional markets MKR was tops with 559,000, Seven News was second with 485,000, Home and Away was third with 439,000, Seven News/Today Tonight was fourth with 420,000 and the Winter Games coverage was fifth with 328,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (36.6%)
  2. Nine (22.6%)
  3. Ten (20.6%)
  4. ABC (13.5%)
  5. SBS (6.8%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (26.2%)
  2. Nine (17.0%)
  3. Ten (14.5%)
  4. ABC (8.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (4.9%)
  2. ONE (3.5%)
  3. 7TWO (3.5%)
  4. ABC 2 , Eleven (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.677 million
  2. Seven News  — 1.385 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.284 million
  4. Nine/NBN News — 1.191 million
  5. Nine/NBN News (6.30 pm) — 1.164 million
  6. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.084 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.-75 million
  8. Winter Games Night 13 (Seven) — 1.051 million plus 293,000 on 7Mate
  9. 7pm ABC News — 919,000
  10. Gogglebox Australia (Ten) — 911,000

Top metro programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.118 million

Losers: Nine threw in the towel, Ten didn’t. The ABC, had nothing of note

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 928,000
  2. Seven News — 900,000
  3. Nine News (6.30 pm) — 880,000
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight —865,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 791,000
  6. 7pm ABC News —633,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 491,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 460,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 431,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 310,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 478,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 379,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, 165,000 + 80,000 on News 24) — 245,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 176,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 159,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 121,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Great Australian Bake-Off  (LifeStyle) — 89,000
  2. Outback Opal Hunters  (Discovery) — 69,000
  3. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 63,000
  4. Gold Rush (Discovery) — 58,000
  5. Grand Designs Australia (LifeStyle) — 50,000

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