Well, Seven snuck home with My Kitchen Rules (more than 1.6 million viewers nationally) because Nine vacated the field by resting Married , while I’m A Celebrity and its elimination interested no one but rusted on fans — 994,000 for the elimination was pretty weak, considering there was no Married on Nine competing for the same pool of viewers. The lead up averaged 933,000. 

Celebrity and Googlebox (986,000 nationally) did manage to drag Ten’s main channel into second place, over last night’s odd collection on Nine — led by the repeat of Fast and Furious 7 (454,000). It was beaten by Seven’s broadcast of the Australian swimming titles and Commonwealth Games trials with 464,000 (and a fantastic Men’s 100 metres freestyle final).

In regional markets My Kitchen Rules topped the list with 570,000 viewers, followed by Seven News with 506,000, then Seven News/TT with 421,000, Home and Away  and in fifth the 7pm ABC News with 331,000 viewers.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (31.3%)
  2. Nine, Ten (22.9%)
  3. ABC (16.2%)
  4. SBS (6.8%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (22.8%)
  2. Ten (17.0%)
  3. Nine (16.3%)
  4. ABC (11.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.4%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (3.6%)
  2. ONE (3.4%)
  3. ABC 2, GO (2.7%)
  4. 7flix (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.613 million
  2. Seven News  — 1.402 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.275 million
  4. Nine/NBN News — 1.120 million
  5. Nine/NBN News 6.30pm — 1.095 million
  6. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.054 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.013 million
  8. I’m A Celebrity – Elimination (Ten) — 994,000
  9. Gogglebox (Ten) — 986,000
  10. 7pm ABC News — 968,000

Top metro programs:

    1. MKR (Seven) — 1.043 million

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 896,000
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 854,000
  3. Nine News — 833,000
  4. Nine News (6.30pm) — 809,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 718,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 637,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 489,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 482,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 406,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 333,000

Morning (national) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 473,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 454,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC,  171,000 + 75,000 on News 24) — 246,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 207,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 174,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 109,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Cricket: 1st Test, South Africa v Australia Day 1 (Fox Sports) — 208,000
  2. Cricket: 1st Test, South Africa v Australia Day 1 (Fox Sports) — 151,000
  3. The Great Australian Bake-Off (LifeStyle) — 106,000
  4. Outback Opal Hunters (Discovery) — 75,000
  5. Gold Rush (Discovery) — 65,000

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