Married at First Sight –– 1.76 million nationally and 1.30 million in the metros — plus Travel Guides — just over a million nationally  — made it Nine’s night. And even a little joy in the morning — Today’s metro and national audience edged up to 291,000 altogether although Sunrise, 438,000 still came out on top. Seven started it’s three part UK mini series called Manhunt with Martin Clunes — it managed 914,000 and was 10th nationally. 10 and the ABC were left behind. Tonight the ABC brings back The Weekly at 8.30 with Judith Lucy taking over from Kitty Flanagan — big shoes to fill.

In regional markets Seven’s 6pm News led with 505,000, then Seven News/Today Tonight with 478,000, MAFS was third with 464,000, My Kitchen Rules was next with 395,000 and the 5.30pm part of The Chase Australia had 343,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (35.6%)
  2. Seven (28.2%)
  3. ABC (16.0%)
  4. Ten (13.6%)
  5. SBS (6.6%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (27.7%)
  2. Seven (20.7%)
  3. ABC (11.5%)
  4. Ten (9.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.6%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (3.9%)
  2. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.8%)
  3. 7TWO, 7mate, 10 Bold (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MAFS (Nine) — 1.769 million
  2. Seven News — 1.424 million
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.379 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.188 million
  5. Nine/NBN News  — 1.161 million
  6. MKR (Seven) — 1.142 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.0905 million
  8. Travel Guides (Nine) — 1.026 million
  9. 7pm ABC News — 1.008 million
  10. Manhunt (Seven) — 914,000

Top metro programs:

  1. MAFS (Nine) — 1.303 million

Losers: Ten, still struggling. Nine/NBN news in regional markets, dragging the chain

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 919,000
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 900,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 892,000
  4. Nine News — 880,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 775,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 663,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 566,000
  8. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) — 457,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 449,000
  10. 10 News First — 339,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 438,000 (Metros: 265,000)
  2. Today (Nine) — 291,000 (Metros: 202,000)
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 248,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 172,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 120,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 87,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 63,000
  2. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 57,000
  3. Jones & Co (Sky), AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 50,000
  4. PML Later (Sky News) — 47,000

Peter Fray

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