ratings

Even with viewership slightly down, Nine’s night with MAFS — 1.72 million nationally (down over 480,000 from Sunday night) and 1.29 million in the metros (down more than 360,000) still gave them enough to beat Seven easily (MKR, 1.18 million, up marginally from Sunday). Seven’s Instant Hotel (495,000 nationally) was over 600,000 down from MKR and was a big loser. Bad Mothers (869,000) followed MAFS and shed over 800,000 — but the loss for Instant Hotels was more damaging on the night. Ten’s Dancing With The Stars was back with the first elimination — 803,000 nationally, down from the debut 862,000 the week before and it lost viewers in metro and regional markets and didn’t help Ten at all in bridging the gap with the ABC which again ran third.

In the morning the good news for Nine was Today regained 200,000 viewers in the metros and 285,000 nationally. The bad news was Sunrise — 471,000 nationally and 287,000 in the metros (meaning Sunrise’s metro audience was larger than Today). Not the best way to start another week in ratings hell.

In the regions it was Seven News/Today Tonight on top with 530,000, followed by Seven’s 6pm News with 527,000, MAFS was third with 434,000, then MKR with 421,000 and Home and Away was on 381,000.

Network channel share:
Nine (32.9%)
Seven (26.5%)
ABC (18.1%)
Ten (16.5%)
SBS (5.9%)

Network main channels:
Nine (25.2%)
Seven (18.0%)
ABC (14.6%)
Ten (11.1%)
SBS ONE (4.0%)

Top 5 digital channels:
7TWO (3.9%)
GO, 10 Bold (3.4%)
7mate, Gem (3.2%)

Top 10 national programs:
MAFS (Nine) — 1.727 million
Seven News — 1.513 million
Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.466 million
Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.276 million
Nine/NBN News — 1.239 million
A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.234 million
MKR (Seven) – 1.185 million
7pm ABC News — 1.187 million
Home and Away (Seven) — 1.023 million
The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 911,000

Top metro programs:

1. MAFS (Nine) — 1.293 million

Metro news and current affairs:
Seven News — 986,000
Seven News/TT — 956,000
Nine News 6.30 — 944,000
Nine News — 929,000
ACA (Nine) — 883,000
7pm ABC News —778,000
Australian Story (ABC) — 590,000
7.30 (ABC) — 579,000
Four Corners (ABC) — 514,000
Media Watch (ABC) — 514,000

Morning (National) TV:
Sunrise (Seven) — 471,000 (Metros: 287,000)
Today (Nine) — 285,000 (Metros: 200,000)
News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 245,000
The Morning Show (Seven) — 217,000
Today Extra (Nine) — 134,000
Studio 10 (Ten) — 83,000

Pay TV:
1. Family Guy (Fox8) — 57,000
2. Family Guy (Fox8) — 43,000
3. NCIS (TVHITS) — 42,000
4. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 41,000
5. Paul Murray Live (Sky News), Bones (TVHITS) — 40,000

Peter Fray

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