Ratings
(Image: 10Play/Bachelor in Paradise)

Married At First Sight has gone, so My Kitchen Rules picks up viewers (1.28 million nationally) to be the most watched non-news program nationally. Seven’s 6 to 6.30pm news thrashed Nine’s 6 to 6.30 news by 400,000 viewers nationally — 1.59 million to 1.19 million. The latest season of Bachelor In Paradise (BIP) returned to 687,000 nationally last night — OK numbers, but down 27% from the 942,000 who watched the March 25 return episode in 2018.

Nine News was sort of competitive in the metros (it won Sydney and Brisbane but lost Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth), averaging 907,0000 to Seven News’ 1.055million. In the regions Seven’s 6pm News won by 251,000 viewers. Seven wins the night, Nine second, Ten third and the ABC 4th.

Nine’s Today had its second morning in a row with more than 200,000 metro viewers — 208,000, and Seven’s Sunrise had its second morning in a row with more than 300,000 viewers — 309,000. Sunrise’s national figure was 485,000, Today, 288,000. ABC News Breakfast pulled in a national audience of 283,000, just short of Today’s figure. The daylight saving change boost continues…

In regional markets Seven’s 6pm News on top with 542,000, then Seven News/Today Tonight with 503,000, MKR next with 403,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm, 376,000 and Home and Away, 347,000.

Network channel share:
Seven (29.4%)
Nine (28.3%)
Ten (17.7%)
ABC (16.2%)
SBS (8.4%)

Network main channels:
Seven (21.5%)
Nine (19.3%)
Ten (12.1%)
ABC (11.7%)
SBS ONE (5.8%)

Top 5 digital channels:
10 Bold, Gem (3.7%)
GO (3.2%)
7TWO (2.8%)
ABC Kids, 7TWO (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:
Seven News — 1.59 million
Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.49 million
MKR (Seven) — 1.288million
Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.20 million
Nine/NBN News — 1.19 million
A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.12 million
Home and Away (Seven) — 1.01 million
7pm ABC News — 991,000
The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 977,000
7.30 (ABC) — 828,000

Top metro programs:
Seven News — 1.05 million

Top Metro News and Current Affairs
Seven News — 1.05 million
Seven News/Today Tonight — 995,000
Nine News — 907,000
Nine News 6.30 — 854,000
A Current Affair (Nine) — 799,000
7pm ABC News —662,000
7.30 (ABC) — 574,000
The Project 7pm (Ten) — 432,000
Foreign Correspondent (ABC) — 402,000
10 News First — 380,000

Morning (National) TV:
Sunrise (Seven) — 485,000 (Metros: 309,000)
Today (Nine) — 288,000 (Metros: 208,000)
News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 283,000
The Morning Show (Seven) — 219,000
Today Extra (Nine) — 150,000
Studio 10 (Ten) — 78,000

Top five pay TV programs:
Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 75,000
Jones & Co (Sky News) —73,000
AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 64,000
The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 61,000
Credlin (Sky News) — 52,000

Peter Fray

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