MKR wins narrowing battle with The Block as Masterchef fades

Monday night was a two-way ratings battle between Seven and Nine with the gap closing between My Kitchen Rules and The Block: All Stars.

The Block rated 1.531m for Nine while MKR rated 1.791m for Seven, according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTAM.

Seven narrowly won the night on share with 25.9 per cent fo the free to air audience compared to Nine’s 24.7 per cent.

Meanwhile, the only programme that Ten had in the top 20 most watched was Ten News At Five, which rated 694,000. Ten’s share for the night was 8.9 per cent, well behind ABC1’s 15.4 per cent.

Can of Worms rated 407,000 for Ten while Masterchef: The Professionals rated a disappointing 432,000 despite the presence of Curtis Stone.

In the 16-39 demographic, Ten’s best performer was Masterchef, which was 14th in that demo. It was 13th in 18-39.

In the morning battle, Nine’s Today beat Seven’s Sunrise by 374,000 to 327,000, while Seven’s The Morning Show hung on to lead by 178,000 to 150,000.

Top 15 shows:

  1. My Kitchen Rules Seven 1.791m
  2. The Block Nine 1.531m
  3. The Big Bang Theory Nine 1.281m
  4. Revenge Seven 1.258m
  5. Seven News Seven 1.216m
  6. Nine News Nine 1.208m
  7. Today Tonight Seven 1.005m
  8. ABC News ABC 0.994m
  9. A Current Affair Nine 0.992m
  10. The Big Bang Theory Nine 0.969m
  11. Home and Away Seven 0.940m
  12. Four Corners ABC 0.826m
  13. Media Watch ABC 0.807m
  14. Q&A ABC 0.725m
  15. Australian Story ABC 0.722m

Network share:

  • Seven: 25.9%
  • Nine: 24.7%
  • ABC1: 15.4%
  • Ten: 8.9%
  • 7TWO: 3.6%
  • GO!: 3.4%
  • Eleven: 3.0%
  • SBS1: 3.0%
  • ABC2: 2.9%
  • 7mate: 2.5%
  • Gem: 2.2%
  • One: 1.7%
  • ABC News 24: 1.2%
  • SBS2: 1.0%
  • ABC3: 0.5%
  • NITV: 0.1%


  1. NJK
    5 Mar 13
    10:52 am

  2. “Despite” the presence of Curtis Stone? I would have thought with most viewers loathing his cheesy Coles ads it would be “because” of the presence of Curtis Stone

  3. Chris
    5 Mar 13
    2:45 pm

  4. Hey, I love Curtis Stone. He is the best thing to come out of Coles in a long while. The ratings are a two horse race now- Today beat Sunrise, Sunrise beat Today- ping pong.