MAFS was number one all the way last night with 1.77 million nationally (1.28 million in the metros and 493,000 in the regions) — though this is down by 440,000 viewers from a week ago. 60 Minutes scored 1.03 million nationally. And it wasn’t Seven’s night, with MKR struggling to 1.09 million and Sunday Night on 684,000.

For Ten it was yet another weak start to a week — Chris and Julia’s Sunday Night Takeaway had 387,000 nationally (418,000 last week and 521,000 on debut). The Project 7pm (featuring an interview with Julia Banks) had 428,000 viewers and was Ten’s most watched program last night. The network was a weak fourth behind the ABC in third, again.

Insiders had more viewers than any program on Ten with 613,000. This was its second Sunday in a row with a 600,000+ audience. In regional markets, MAFS won with 493,000, then Seven’s News with 449,000, followed by MKR with 367,000, the 7pm ABC News with 343,000 and 60 Minutes with 330,000.

Network channel share:
Nine (36.3%)
Seven (27.4%)
ABC (18.3%)
Ten (11.8%)
SBS (6.3%)

Network main channels:
Nine (26.3%)
Seven (18.4%)
ABC (13.6%)
Ten (7.2%)
SBS ONE (4.3%)

Top 5 digital channels:
GO (4.3%)
7Mate (3.9%)
9Life (2.9%)
ABC Kids/Comedy (2.8%)
Gem (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:
MAFS (Nine) — 1.77 million
Seven News — 1.32 million
Nine/NBN News — 1.10 million
MKR (Seven) – 1.09 million
60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.03 million
7pm ABC News — 982,000
Vera (ABC) — 924,000
Sunday Night (Seven) — 684,000
The Crown and Us (ABC) — 672,000
Insiders (ABC, ABC News) — 613,000

Top metro programs:

1. MAFS (Nine) — 1.28 million

Metro news and current affairs:
Seven News — 875,000
Nine News — 807,000
60 Minutes (Nine) —- 705,000
7pm ABC News —640,000
Sunday Night (Seven) — 429,000
The Project 6.30-7.30pm (Ten) — 278,000
10 News First — 207,000
The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 173,000
SBS World News — 148,000

Morning (National) TV:
Insiders (ABC, ABC News) — 613,000
Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 381,000
Landline (ABC) — 362,000
Weekend Today (Nine) — 252,000
Offsiders (ABC) — 211,000
Sports Sunday (Nine) — 158,000

Peter Fray

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