TV ratings My kitchen rules
(Image: Seven)

Tuesday night saw Married at First Sight carry 1.26 million from Monday’s debut figure of 1.32 million. My Kitchen Rules edged up — 1.24 million from 1.21 million, Nine News was unusually weak nationally (just over 1.1 million against more than 1.2 million the night before), Today continues to struggle, and I’m ACelebrity was squeezed from the top 10 nationally. Whew… and official ratings don’t even start until February 10. By the time we get to kick off the networks will be exhausted. Such is the annual ratings battle on Australian TV.

Seven’s 6pm News was an easy winner in the regionals with 566,000, followed by Seven News/Today Tonight with 535,000, MKR with 427,000, The Chase Australia with 357,000 and the 7pm ABC News with 340,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (29.1%)
  2. Nine (28.9%)
  3. Ten (19.2%)
  4. ABC (15.3%)
  5. SBS (7.5%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (21.9%)
  2. Seven (21.7%)
  3. Ten (13.7%)
  4. ABC (10.4%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.0%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.0%)
  2. Gem (3.7%)
  3. 7mate (3.2%)
  4. GO (3.1%)
  5. ONE (3.0%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.580 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.413 million
  3. MAFS (Nine) — 1.261 million
  4. MKR (Seven) — 1.241 million
  5. Nine/NBN News — 1.117 million
  6. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.101 million
  7. 7pm ABC News — 988,000
  8. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 945,000
  9. A Current Affair (Nine) — 944,000
  10. The Good Doctor (Seven) — 891,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.013 million

Losers: Nine News. Weak, especially in the regions

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.013 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 955,000
  3. Nine News — 838,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 818,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 677,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 648,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 490,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 465,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 425,000
  10. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) — 399,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 438,000 (Metro:265,000)
  2. Today (Nine) — 312,000 (Metro: 219,000)
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 263,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 204,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 144,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 93,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Between The Innings (Fox Cricket) — 221,000
  2. BBL (Fox Cricket) — 207,000
  3. BBL (Fox Cricket) — 188,000
  4. BBL (Fox Cricket) — 101,000
  5. BBL (Fox Cricket) — 74,000

Peter Fray

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