Ratings: Seven wins Tuesday despite MKR drop; Here Come the Habibs! also down

The Seven Network notched up another nightly win despite key franchise My Kitchen Rules slipping to 1.45 million metro viewers, down from 1.55 million the previous Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the third installment of Nine’s new Australian comedy Here Come the Habibs! slipped to 896,000 a loss of 48,000 from last week while Seven’s new drama Wanted edged down to 899,000 after 922,000 tuned in the week before. The falls were significantly less than the previous week when both titles suffered 20% drops to their second episodes.

Seven saw its network share slip but still had an easy victory with 32.0% of the metropolitan audience. Nine improved to 28.1% while Ten (19.0%), ABC (15.2%) and SBS (5.7%) were steady. Nine had a rare win in Melbourne but finished third in Perth, just behind Ten.

Seven’s programs filled first, second and third places with My Kitchen Rules (1,447,000) and Seven News (1,108,000 and 1,059,000) with Wanted in seventh place and Home and Away tenth on 829,000. The Chase continued its good run in the afternoon with 656,000 and 403,000 while Bones later had 305,000.

Nine News (1,006,000 and 996,000) was best for its network while A Current Affair was number one at 7pm with 965,000. The Big Bang Theory lost audience this week to 896,000 and 822,000 with the movie The Castle (498,000) delivering a good late night share for the network. In the afternoon Hot Seat had 562,000.

I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here averaged 753,000 for Ten, up 100,000 from the previous Tuesday, its best result for two weeks. Earlier, The Project had 595,000 and 440,000, Family Feud 550,000 and Ten Eyewitness News 500,000. Later, NCIS saw 513,000 tune in and NCIS: Los Angeles had 374,000 and 188,000.

ABC’s night started with ABC News (782,000) 7:30 (612,000) and Catalyst (567,000) all down from last week. Afghanistan: Inside Australia’s War then premiered to 489,000 while Fake or Fortune had 266,000.

Meanwhile, Secrets of the Scottish Manor Houses was best for SBS with 221,000 while Dateline had 173,000 and Insight 154,000.

At the start of the day, Today (317,000) was on top of breakfast TV ahead of Sunrise on 303,000 and ABC News Breakfast with 91,000 and 54,000. Then on Seven, The Morning Show had 118,000 and 83,000 (Extra) while Nine’s Today Extra had 117,000 and 79,000 (Late) and Studio 10 averaged 64,000 and 46,000 (Early).

See Tuesday 23 February 2016 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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