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MKR leaves little room for rival shows in Wednesday’s ratings

Ten’s comedy drama Mr & Mrs Murder lost some viewers on last week’s debut, pulling in an audience of 715,000, preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTAM suggest.

Last week the show rated 782,000, a number which wasn’t helped by the poor ratings run-in from Glee which averaged 269,000.

This week, Ten dropped Glee and replaced it with double episodes of Modern Family, which fared slightly better, rating 357,000 and 367,000.

Last night’s biggest show was My Kitchen Rules on Seven which rated a strong 2.355m.

Nine’s The Block: All Stars rated 1.03m.

Double episodes of Seven’s military drama Last Resort, airing from 8.30pm, rated 949,000 and 695,000, down on last week’s debut of 1.131m.

Nine’s comedy movie Life As We Know it, also starting at 8.30pm, rated 501,000.

Ten’s The Good Wife, airing at 9.30pm rated 336,000.

Seven won the share battle on Wednesday night, with 29.7% of the free to air audience. Next came Nine with 18.7%, then ABC1 with 12.4%, followed by Ten on 10.5%.

In the breakfast battle, Seven’s Sunrise beat Nine’s Today by 405,000 to 347,000.

In the younger ad-friendly demographic of 18-49, MKR was top show, followed by The Block. Seven’s best performer was Mr & Mrs Murder, which was sixth.

Wednesday’s top 15 shows:

  1. My Kitchen Rules Seven 2.355m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.237m
  3. Nine News Nine 1.183m
  4. Today Tonight Seven 1.053m
  5. The Block Nine 1.030m
  6. Home and Away Seven 1.003m
  7. A Current Affair Nine 0.966m
  8. ABC News ABC 0.954m
  9. Last Resort – Episode 1 Seven 0.949m
  10. Mr and Mrs Murder Ten 0.715m
  11. Ten News Ten 0.701m
  12. QI ABC 0.698m
  13. Last Resort – Episode 2 Seven 0.695m
  14. 7:30 ABC 0.677m
  15. Hot Seat Nine 0.610m

Network share:

  • Seven: 29.7%
  • Nine: 18.7%
  • ABC1: 12.4%
  • Ten: 10.5%
  • GO!: 4.4%
  • 7mate: 4.2%
  • SBS1: 3.9%
  • 7TWO: 3.7%
  • Gem: 3.2%
  • Eleven: 2.8%
  • ABC2: 2.7%
  • One: 1.8%
  • ABC News 24: 0.8%
  • ABC3: 0.6%
  • SBS2: 0.5%
  • NITV: 0.1%
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