The Good Doctor (1.44 million nationally) at 9pm lifted channel Seven to a win last night. That was after Married At First Sight averaged 1.72 million — its highest Tuesday audience of this series so far, and MKR managed 1.65 million. Both programs were the only ones to grab more a million or more metro viewers as well.

Nine would have won if it had better post-Married programs. Instead it has the appalling Date Night (650,000 nationally) and rom-com Friends With Benefits dropped into the 9.35pm slot where it averaged 330,000 viewers over the next two hours. Seven ran two eps of Grey’s Anatomy and the first averaged 429,000 national viewers and flogged what was on Nine. And that’s why Seven ended up winning the night, though Nine claimed the demos. Ten’s I’m A Celebrity (More of I’m an Afterthought so far as viewers are concerned) averaged 756,000.

In regional markets, Seven News was back on top with 558,000 people, followed by MKR with 542,000, The Good Doctor was third with 493,000, then Married At First Sight was fourth with 475,000 and Seven News/Today Tonight was fifth with 464,000. A clear win for Seven.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (32.7%)
  2. Nine (31.4%)
  3. Ten (15.7%)
  4. ABC (14.1%)
  5. SBS (6.1%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (25.4%)
  2. Nine (23.7%)
  3. Ten (11.7%)
  4. ABC (9.9%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.3%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GEM( 3.3%)
  2. 7TWO , GO (3.2%)
  3. 7mate (2.9%)
  4. ONE (2.3%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.729 million
  2. MKR (Seven) — 1.658 million
  3. Seven News  — 1.522 million
  4. The Good Doctor (Seven) — 1.442 million
  5. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.386 million
  6. Nine/NBN News 6.30pm — 1.251 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.251 million
  8. Nine/NBN News — 1.226 million
  9. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.1428 million
  10. 7pm ABC News — 999,000

Top metro programs:

    1. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.253 million
    2. MKR (Seven) — 1.116 million

Losers: Ten and the ABC.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 964,000
  2. Nine News — 949,000
  3. Nine News (6.30pm) — 943,000
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 921,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 965,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 881,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 567,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 529,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 434,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 310,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 479,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 3901,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC,  172,000 + 73,000 on News 24) — 245,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 207,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 148,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 128,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 56,000
  2. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 55,000
  3. Jones & Co (Sky News) — 47,000
  4. Yes Minister (Fox Classics) — 47,000
  5. Credlin (Sky News) — 44,000

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