Married At First Sight is into the home stretch, so it will be Nine’s week, as it was Nine’s night last night with Married attracting a touch over 2 million viewers. Seven’s MKR was left behind again  with 1.55 million nationally. Meanwhile the slump in Ten’s ratings continues — a 10% metro share in total people and a 6.3% main channel share, which is laughable.  NCIS was Ten’s most watched program at 8.30pm with just 440,000 national viewers, just ahead of Ten News at 5pm with 416,000. The Sunday Project — 348,000 for 7pm and 292,000 for 6.30 pm —  also attracted laughable figures.

Insiders was watched by 574,000 national viewers — 350,000 on the ABC’s main channel and a record 224,000 on ABC News. Landline was watched by close to an all time high of 467,000 national viewers.  In context: Insiders had more viewers than any program on the Ten Network in the whole of Sunday, as did Landline. Both had more viewers than the better resourced programs on Nine and Seven in the morning, and The Project and Ten News. And yet this success is ignored by the people who run ABC News and CEO Michelle Guthrie.

In regional Australia Married was tops with 562,000, Seven news was second with 495,000, MKR was third with 489,000, the 6.30pm Nine/NBN News was fourth with 371,000 and Sunday Night was fifth with 350,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (35.8%)
  2. Seven (31.8%)
  3. ABC (16.0%)
  4. Ten (10.0%)
  5. SBS (6.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (26.8%)
  2. Seven (21.6%)
  3. ABC (11.6%)
  4. Ten (6.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.0%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (5.3%)
  2. GO (3.9%)
  3. Gem, 7mate (2.8%)
  4. GO (3.1%)
  5. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 2.008 million
  2. MKR (Seven) — 1.550 million
  3. Seven News  — 1.518 million
  4. Nine/NBN News — 1.388 million
  5. 7pm ABC News — 1.075 million
  6. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.062 million
  7. Sunday Night (Seven) — 958,000
  8. Grand Designs  (ABC) — 912,000
  9. Howard’s End 3 (ABC) — 623,000
  10. Howard’s End 4 (ABC) — 543,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.446 million
  2. MKR (Seven) — 1.061 million
  3. Seven News — 1.023 million
  4. Nine News — 1.007 million

Losers: Ten, just a loser

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.023 million
  2. Nine News — 1.007 million
  3. 60 Minutes (ABC) — 775,000
  4. 7pm ABC News – 738,000
  5. Ten Eyewitness News — 293,000
  6. The Project 7pm (Ten) —250,000
  7. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 179,000
  8. SBS World News — 143,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC, 350,000, 224 on ABC News ) — 574,000
  2. Landline (ABC) — 467,000
  3. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 399,000
  4. Weekend Today (Nine) — 377,000
  5. Offsiders (ABC, 239,000, 88,000 on News 24) — 324,000
  6. Sports Sunday (Nine) — 247,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. NRL: Canberra v Newcastle (Fox League) — 285,000
  2. NRL: Manly v Newcastle (Fox League) — 236,000
  3. NRL: Sunday Night With Matty Johns (Fox League) — 189,000
  4. NRL: Sunday Ticket (Fox League) —180,000
  5. NRL: Sunday Ticket (Fox League) —123,000

Peter Fray

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