Ten’s I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here now has a new name — I’m A Celebrity, Viewers Don’t Care.  The finale was beaten by the ABC. The winner’s announcement managed 1.11 million viewers, the lead up, 967,000.  A program average of 1.03 million is hardly inspiring and was nowhere nowhere near enough to push Ten into third. The network managed an overall metro rating of 17.7% to the ABC’s 18.2% and a main channel figure of 13.2% to the ABC’s 14/2%.

Nine won easily with Married averaging 1.74 million and Number one nationally and in the metros. MKR on Seven ended up fourth nationally with 1.40 million — that’s fewer viewers than Seven’s News at 6 pm — 1.55 million and the 6.30pm half with 1.43 million. How the mighty has fallen. Assuredly, it is what awaits Married on Nine in the next year or two. 

In regional areas, Seven News was tops with 575,000, followed by Seven News/TT with 492,000, then Married with 489,000, MKR was fourth with 482,000 and then Home and Away in fifth spot with 442,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (29.8%)
  2. Seven (28.0%)
  3. ABC (18.2%)
  4. Ten (17,7%)
  5. SBS (6.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (24.3%)
  2. Seven (19.7%)
  3. ABC (14.2%)
  4. Ten (13.2%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.2%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (3.6%)
  2. 7mate (3.0%)
  3. ONE (2.5%)
  4. ABC Comedy Kids (2.3%)
  5. GO (2.2%)

Top 10 national programs:

    1. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.745 million
    2. Seven News  — 1.556 million
    3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.437 million
    4. MKR (Seven) — 1.408 million
    5. Nine/NBN News — 1.290 million
    6. Nine/NBN News 6.30pm — 1.281 million
    7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.208 million
    8. I’m A Celebrity Winner (Ten) — 1.111 million
    9. 7pm ABC News — 1.110 million
    10. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.102 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.256 million
  2. Nine News — 1.002 million

Losers: Ten, from tonight it will be really weak.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.002 million
  2. Seven News — 981,000 
  3. Nine News (6.30pm) — 974,000
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 945,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 917,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 776,000
  7. Four Corners (ABC) — 698,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 641,000
  9. Media Watch (ABC) — 617,000
  10. The Project 7pm (Ten) —557,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 407,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 335,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 244,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 147,000 + 76,000 on News 24) — 223,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 186,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 122,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Cricket: Second Test, South Africa v Australia, Day 4 (Fox Sports) — 131,000
  2. Cricket: Second Test, South Africa v Australia, Day 4 (Fox Sports) — 800,000
  3. The Walking Dead (showcase) — 72,000
  4. Last Night With John Oliver (Comedy Channel) — 44,000
  5. NRL 360 (Fox League) — 48,000

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