Big Monday night for MAFS with 1.83 million viewers, 1.36 million in the metros. Less so for Seven’s MKR which pulled in 1.16 million — a long way behind. Not as far behind as Ten’s Dancing With The Stars however, which even with the elimination announcement only managed to draw 713,000 — slightly higher than its average viewership figure of 694,000. Ten ended up fourth overall and in the main channels behind the ABC which was well down on a week earlier.

With holidays in most states (but not NSW or Queensland), breakfast TV programs were mostly lower (except for The Morning Show on Seven which always has its best ratings on public holidays). Naturally that meant a sharp fall in the audience for Today — 247,000 nationally and just 163,000 in the metros. Sunrise, 455,000 and 266,000 in the metros. The Morning Show, 265,000 — but that will not last on Tuesday with everyone back at work. 

In regional markets it was Seven’s 6pm News with 585,000, Seven News/Today Tonight with 570,000, MAFS with 470,000, MKR 405,000 and Home and Away 387,000.

Network channel share:
Nine (33.3%)
Seven (27.5%)
ABC (17.4%)
Ten (15.6%)
SBS (6.2%)

Network main channels:
Nine (26.0%)
Seven (19.2%)
ABC (14.0%)
Ten (10.6%)
SBS ONE (4.1%)

Top 5 digital channels:
GO (3.8%)
7TWO (3.5%)
10 Bold (3.4%)
7mate (3.0%)
ABC Kids/Comedy (1.9%)

Top 10 national programs:
MAFS (Nine) — 1.83 million
Seven News — 1.59 million
Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.53 million
Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.33 million
Nine/NBN News — 1.27 million
A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.24 million
MKR (Seven) — 1.16 million
7pm ABC News — 1.08 million
Home and Away (Seven) — 1.02 million
The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 925,000

Top metro programs:
MAFS (Nine) — 1.36 million
Nine News 6.30 — 1.04 million
Seven News — 1 million

Metro news and current affairs:
Nine News 6.30 — 1.04 million
Seven News — 1 million
Nine News — 999,000
Seven News/Today Tonight — 959,000
A Current Affair (Nine) – 927,000
7pm ABC News – 729,000
7.30 (ABC) — 620,000
Four Corners (ABC) — 605,000
Media Watch (ABC) — 585,000
Australian Story (ABC) — 551,000

Morning (National) TV:
Sunrise (Seven) — 455,000 (Metros: 266,000)
Today (Nine) — 247,000 (Metros: 163,000)
The Morning Show (Seven) — 265,000
News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 233,000
Mornings (Nine) — 152,000
Studio 10 (Ten) — 90,000

Top five pay TV programs:
AFL: JLT Series: Collingwood v Carlton (Fox Footy) — 94,000
Cricket: ODI 4: India v Australia (Fox Cricket) — 73,000
AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 54,000
Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 48,000
Paw Patrol (Nick Jr) — 39,000

Peter Fray

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