Molly telemovie and My Kitchen Rules hand Seven huge start to the official ratings year

Channel Seven dominated the first official ratings night of the year last night with its telemovie Molly – based on the life of Molly Meldrum – pulling 1.793m viewers.

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According to OzTam overnight metro ratings My Kitchen Rules at 7pm was the second-most watched show with 1.399m viewers, dominating the 7pm slot and helping the channel to a share of 34.4%.

Rivals reality shows struggled to compete with Nine managing 884,000 for the second episode of Australia’s Got Talent while Ten’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here had its lowest audience so far with 626,000 viewers.

Both of those shows lost out to ABC’s Doc Martin which managed 1.004m in the 7.40pm slot.

Ten claims an audience of 651,000 metro viewers for I’m a Celebrity based on confirmed times with the live show overrunning.

Nine could only muster a share of 15% for its main channel and Ten was relegated to fourth place behind the ABC with 10.7% to 13.8%.

The third delayed outing of The X-Files fell dramatically to 556,000 viewers compared to 774,000 last Monday for its second episode and 909,000 viewers for its debut last Sunday.

Seven News also won the news battle with 1/068m viewers to Nine’s 967,000.

Molly dominated across all the advertising demographics ahead of My Kitchen Rules, with the X-Files fourth among 16-39s and fifth among 18-49s and Australia’s Got Talent also featuring in the top five for all three demos.

CPA Australia’s funded TV show on Nine The Conversation with Alex Malley, where the organisation’s CEO interviews interesting figures, managed 226,000 viewers at 10am.

Top 15 shows:

1 MOLLY: PART 1 Network Seven 1,793,000

2 MY KITCHEN RULES – SUN Network Seven 1,399,000

3 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network Seven 1,068,000

4 DOC MARTIN-EV Network ABC 1,004,000

5 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network Nine 967,000

6 AUSTRALIA’S GOT TALENT -SUN Network Nine 884,000

7 ABC NEWS SUNDAY-EV Network ABC 867,000

8 VERA-EV Network ABC 688,000


10 60 MINUTES Network Nine 607,000


12 THE X-FILES Network TEN 556,000

13 THE CHASE AUSTRALIA Network Seven 510,000

14 MODERN FAMILY Network TEN 463,000

15 FAMILY FEUD SUNDAY Network TEN 419,000

Audience share by channel: 

Network Seven 34.4%

Network Nine 15.0%

Network ABC 13.8%

Network TEN 10.7%

Network SBS 4.3%

Network GO! 3.3%

Network 7mate 2.7%

Network ONE 2.7%

Network 9Life 2.6%

Network ABC2 2.3%

Network 7TWO 2.2%

Network Gem 1.6%

Network ABC News 24 1.4%

Network ELEVEN 1.4%

Network SBS 2 0.7%

Network SBS Food Network 0.6%

Network ABC3 0.4%

Network NITV 0.1%

Total network share:

Network Seven TTL 39.2%

Network Nine TTL 22.4%

Network ABC TTL 17.9%





Network TEN TTL 14.8%

Network SBS TTL 5.7%

Data OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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