My Kitchen Rules once again dominated TV viewing last night with an estimated 1,676,000 viewers, also winning all three younger demographics groups.
This helped Seven secure a clear victory with a network share of 35.4% ahead of Nine with 25.8%, ABC (17.6%), Ten (16.4%) and SBS (4.8%).
A news special also did good numbers at 9pm for Seven with 1.1 million watching the Anita Cobby Special investigation. Seven News also had a rare win at 6pm nationally with 1,033,000 but slipped behind Nine at 6.30 with 1 million viewers. Home and Away lost ground from last week’s premiere but still managed an impressive 839,000. The daytime broadcast of the 50th Superbowl had 403,000 metro viewers while The Chase Australia had 596,000 and 412,000.
Over on Nine, Nine News at 6.30pm had 1,031,000 after 1,001,000 tuned in at 6pm with A Current Affair steady on 921,000 at 7pm. Australia’s Got Talent, that followed, improved to 851,000 but The Farmer Wants a Wife slipped to 668,000 with a second episode on 577,000. Hot Seat had 464,000 in the afternoon.
ABC News (822,000) got its network off to a good start but 7.30 slipped to 653,000 while Australian Story had 718,000. Later, Media Watch (629,000) and Four Corners (577,000) also made the top twenty. Q&A was down to 491,000 and 22,000.
The introduction of the Irwin family saw Ten’s I’m a Celebrity with 747,000 metro viewers, down from 927,000 the week before. Earlier, The Project had 564,000 and 391,000, Family Feud had 523,000 with Ten Eyewitness News on 520,000. The new season of CSI Cyber got off to a slow start with 391,000 and Elementary had 135,000.
Tales of the Unexpected (192,000) and Trawlermen (158,000) topped SBS’s night.
A refreshed Today won the breakfast battle with 350,000 ahead of Sunrise on 327,000 and ABC News Breakfast with 82,000 and 47,000. Later, Studio 10 recorded a milestone with its best ever ratings result of 117,000 while Today Extra had 119,000.
See Monday 8 February 2016 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.
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