TV ratings My kitchen rules
(Image: Seven)

No MAFS, so Nine loses the night, but still won the week.

MKR ended up eighth nationally, but with just 786,000. With the main opposition, MAFS and Survivor Australia All Stars absent, MKR couldn’t attract a million or more viewers nationally, which tells us how weak the 2020 series is.

Seven’s hour of news from 6pm again dominated, beating Nine by 349,000. The night was actually rubbish, underlined by the surge in viewing of the non-main channels — their combined share was 35.6% — which means repeats, repeats of repeats, etc. 

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In regional markets it was Seven News with 505,000, then Seven News 6.30 with 481,000, Home and Away with 359,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm with 313,000 and the 7pm ABC News with 292,000

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (29.3%)
  2. Nine (36.3%)
  3. Ten (20.0%)
  4. ABC (16.2%)
  5. SBS (8.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (18.5%)
  2. Nine (17.8%)
  3. Ten (13.0%)
  4. ABC (10.2%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.5%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (4.4%)
  2. 10 Bold (4.3%)
  3. 7TWO (4.1%)
  4. GO (3.2%)
  5. Gem (3.0%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.415 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.409 million 
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30    — 1.086 million
  4. Nine/NBN News  — 1.084 million
  5. 7pm ABC News — 973,000
  6. Home Alone (Seven) — 946,000
  7. ACA (Nine) — 903,000
  8. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 870,000
  9. MKR (Seven) — 786,000
  10. 7.30 (ABC) — 748,000

Losers: Viewers of the main channels and MKR.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News 6.30 —929,000
  2. Seven News — 910,000
  3. Nine News  —798,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 796,000
  5. 7pm ABC News —681,000
  6. ACA (Nine) — 630,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) —504,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 433,000
  9. Ten News First — 372,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 274,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise: National: 493,000, Metro: 295,000 
  2. Today: National: 310,000, Metro: 213,000 
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 279,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 240,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) —158,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 65,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Outback Opal Hunters (Discovery) — 56,000
  2. Gold Rush (Discovery) — 55,000
  3. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) —52,000
  4. The Bolt Report Watchmen (Sky News) —51,000
  5. Soccer: Australia v China (Fox Sports 505) — 51,000

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