Married At First Sight (1.81 million nationally) outdid My Kitchen Rules on Seven (with 1.51 million) giving Nine the night. Seven’s new hospital doctor drama, Resident, is no Good Doctor and the viewers agreed — 874,000 national viewers is just enough, but if they desert next week, it’s a flop. I’m A Celebrity on Ten averaged 803,000. It’s a bit of an afterthought so far as viewers are concerned.

And that was the night. The ABC beat Ten into third with its usual Monday night line up of news and current affairs programs. While it was close in total people- – Nine won with a share of 29.9% to 29.7% for Seven — the real game is in the main channels where Nine was an easy winner — 24.7% to 21.1%. 

But in the regions, Seven did better as Seven News — 552,000 viewers — topped the night, followed by My Kitchen Rules with 506,000, then Seven News/Today Tonight with 490,000, in fourth Married with 486,000 with Home and Away fifth with 436,000

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (29.9%)
  2. Seven (29.7%)
  3. ABC (18.0%)
  4. Ten (16.6%)
  5. SBS (5.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (24.7%)
  2. Seven (21.1%)
  3. ABC (13.4%)
  4. Ten (11.7%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (3.8%)
  2. 7mate (3.5%)
  3. ONE (2.7%)
  4. ABC 2 (2.6%)
  5. GO (2.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.811 million
  2. MKR (Seven) — 1.511 million
  3. Seven News  — 1.537 million
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.472 million
  5. Nine/NBN News (6.30 pm) — 1.288 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.252 million
  7. Nine/NBN News — 1.230 million
  8. 7pm ABC News — 1.143 million
  9. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.124 million
  10. Travel Guides (Nine) —942,000

Top metro programs:

    1. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.325 million
    2. MKR (Seven) — 1.074 million

Losers: Ten

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 985,000
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 983,000
  3. Nine News (6.30pm) — 964,000
  4. Nine News — 936,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 902,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 757,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 633,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 629,000
  9. Australian Story (ABC) — 608000
  10. Four Corners (ABC) — 563,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 459,000
  2. Today (Nine) —408,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 193,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC  162,000 + 82,000 on News 24) — 244,000
  5. The Morning Show (Seven) — 193,000
  6. Today Extra (Nine) — 186,000
  7. Studio 10 (Ten) — 110,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Walking Dead (showcase), Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 68,000
  2. The Walking Dead (showcase) — 66,000
  3. The Big Bang Theory (Comedy) — 52,000
  4. Last Week With John Oliver (comedy) — 49,000

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