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Insiders continued on its record breaking run with another 600,000 plus national audience on Sunday — 603,000 to be precise — justifying the decision to remain on air on Easter Sunday in a federal election campaign. 

Seven easily won Sunday night and followed that up on Monday night with another non-official ratings victory. Nine, meanwhile, offered up two episodes of Young Sheldon (including a repeat), followed by Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade — 450,000 viewers and a weak 4th on the night.

Ten’s final of Dancing With The Stars saw the winner’s announcement average 961,000 and the lead up 942,000. Seven’s first semi-final of My Kitchen Rules (the second is tonight) could only grab 1.24 million national viewers. 

Seven News had its best figures this year for the 6pm to 6.30pm segment — 1.81 million thanks mostly to the programming of the Geelong-Hawthorn AFL match as the lead in AFL markets.

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On Pay TV, the Parramatta-Wests NRL game from Sydney’s newest stadium out-rated Game of Thrones easily — 307,000 to 279,000 at 11am and 258,000 at 3pm.

In regional markets Seven’s 6pm News had its highest regional audience so far this year — 619,000, then Seven News/Today Tonight with 512,000, My Kitchen Rules with 434,000, Home and Away with 355,000 and the 7pm ABC News with 348,000.

Network channel share:
Seven (31.6%)
Nine (23.9%)
Ten (20.8%)
ABC (16.3%)
SBS (7.5%)

Network main channels:
Seven (22.0%)
Nine (17.5%)
Ten (15.2%)
ABC (11.9%)
SBS ONE (5.2%)

Top 5 digital channels:
7mate (4.1%)
10 Bold (3.9%)
7TWO (3.4%)
GO, ABC Kids/Comedy (2.3%)

Top 10 national programs:
Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.81 million
Seven News — 1.66 million
Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.308 million
Nine/NBN News — 1.302 million
My Kitchen Rules (Seven) — 1.24 million
A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.148 million
7pm ABC News —1.02 million
Home and Away (Seven) — 1.00 million
Dancing With The Stars– Winner Announced (Ten) — 961,000
Dancing With The Stars (Ten) — 942,000

Top metro programs:
Seven News — 1.20 million
Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.08 million

Top Metro News and Current Affairs
Seven News — 1.20 million
Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.08 million
Nine News —981,000
Nine News 6.30 — 971,000
ACA (Nine) — 823,000
7pm ABC News — 674,000
7.30 (ABC) — 561,000
The Project 7pm (Ten) — 461,000
10 News First —- 358,000
The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 273,000

Morning (National) TV:
Sunrise (Seven) — 396,000 (Metros: 241,000)
Today (Nine) — 262,000 (Metros: 183,000)
The Morning Show (Seven) — 211,000
News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 194,000
Today Extra (Nine) — 129,000
Studio 10 (Ten) — 87,000

Top five pay TV programs:
Parramatta v Wests (Fox League) — 307,000
Game of Thrones (Fox Showcase) — 279,000
Game of Thrones (Fox Showcase) — 258,000
AFL: Hawthorn v Geelong (Fox League) — 256,000
Game of Thrones (Fox Showcase) — 128,000