My Kitchen Rules (1.43 million nationally) finally did the job for Seven and gave the network a second winning night this week. In fact MKR helped Seven to an easy win over Nine whose NRL game of the week continues to do OK in Sydney and Brisbane (and their regional markets) but nowhere else. 

The ABC and Ten tied in the main channels, despite Ten having the popular Gogglebox Australia (797,000 nationally) in its line up. Ten pipped the ABC overall into third — 17.% to 17.3% but both shared the main channels with 12.1%. Nine’s NRL game — Cronulla v St George (won by the mighty Dragons for their second win in a row to start the season) was watched by a total of 726,000 on Nine and its gem channel nationally. A further 233,000 watched the game on Foxtel. 

Seven had an easily win in the regions, thanks to MKR with 493,000 viewers, Seven News, 492,000, Seven News/TT with 428,000, Home and Away on 404,000 and the 7pm ABC News was fifth with 324,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (32.9%)
  2. Nine (25.6%)
  3. Ten (17.7%)
  4. ABC (17.3%)
  5. SBS (6.5%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (22.5%)
  2. Nine (19.3%)
  3. Ten, ABC (12.1%)
  4. SBS ONE (3.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO, 7mate (3.9%)
  2. ONE (3.3%)
  3. ABC Kids/Comedy, (2.7%)
  4. GO (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MKR (Seven) — 1.438 million
  2. Seven News  — 1.403 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.278 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30pm — 1.070 million *
  5. Nine/NBN News — 1.058 million *
  6. 7pm ABC News — 1.017 million
  7. Home and Away (Seven) — 990,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 815,000
  9. A Current Affair (Nine) — 812,000 *
  10. The ChaserAustralia 5.30pm (Seven) — 807,000

* Pre-empted in some markets by Nine’s NRL coverage

Top metro programs: None with a million or more viewers

Losers: Ten, The AFLL and NRL Footy Shows.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 921,000
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 850,000
  3. Nine News — 791,000 *
  4. Nine News (6.30pm) —783,000*
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) —759,000*
  6. 7pm ABC News – 693,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 538,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 449,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 398,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 272,000

* Pre-empted in some markets by Nine’s NRL coverage

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 441,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 381,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, 153,000 + 85,000 on News 24) — 238,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 207,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 145,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 86,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. NRL: Cronulla v St George (Fox League) — 233,000
  2. The Great Australian Bake-Off (LifeStyle) — 130,000
  3. The Late Show With Matty Johns (Fox League) — 107,000
  4. NRL: Thursday Night League (Fox League) —88,000
  5. Selling Houses Australia (LifeStyle) — 74,000

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