Nine’s night — it was closer than Sunday night, which buried Seven’s Australian Spartan after just two episodes. Seven’s The Resident from last night is on that track to be a flop as well after it fell to 710,000 national viewers (from 9 pm) from 824,000 for the debut a week earlier. Seven also ran a second episode last night which averaged 489,000 nationally at 10 pm. It definitely isn’t a clone of The Good Doctor,  at least as far as the residents of Australia’s TV viewing areas are concerned. 

Married At First Sight averaged 1.77 million nationally, My Kitchen Rules 1.61 million. It was enough to give Nine the win. Ten finished fourth after the ABC staggered into third with its Monday night news and current affairs programs all underperforming compared with previous years.

In the regions, Seven News was on top with 566,000 viewers, then My Kitchen Rules with 545,000, Married was on 503,000, then Seven News/TT with 488,ooo and fifth was Home and Away with 444,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (30.6%)
  2. Seven (29.2%)
  3. ABC (18.3%)
  4. Ten (16.0%)
  5. SBS (5.8%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (24.2%)
  2. Seven (21.1%)
  3. ABC (14.0%)
  4. Ten (11.4%))
  5. SBS ONE (4.2%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (3.6%)
  2. 7mate (3.4%)
  3. Gem (3.1%)
  4. ONE (2.9%)
  5. ABC 2 (2.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.774 million
  2. MKR (Seven) — 1.608 million
  3. Seven News  — 1.603 million
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.485 million
  5. Nine/NBN News 6.30 pm  — 1.344 million
  6. Nine/NBN News — 1.2845 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.273 million
  8. 7pm ABC News — 1.134 million
  9. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.092 million
  10. Travel Guides (Nine) — 978,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.774 million
  2. MKR (Seven) — 1.608 million
  3. Seven News — 1.037 million

Losers: Seven – The Resident, Ten, squeezed again

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.037 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 997,000
  3. Nine News (6.30pm) — 996,000
  4. Nine News — 987,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 884,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 778,000
  7. Australian Story (ABC) — 645,000
  8. Four Corners (ABC) — 602,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 570,000
  10. 7.30 (ABC) — 554,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 467,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 418,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, 180,000 + 76,000 on News 24) — 256,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 223,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 174,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 105,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Cricket: 1st Test, South Africa v Australia Day 5 (Fox Sports) — 74,000
  2. Cricket: 1st Test, South Africa v Australia Pre-Match Day s (Fox Sports) — 66,000
  3. The Walking Dead (showcase) — 66,000
  4. The Walking Dead  (showcase) — 63,000
  5. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 61,000

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