Dead heat for networks as Nine’s Twenty/20 cricket closes in on Seven’s biggest night yet for My Kitchen Rules

sevenThe free to air networks entered a dead heat last night as Seven and Nine each held 26.3 per cent of the audience share while Ten and ABC1 each had 9.9 per cent according to OzTam.

Seven’s My Kitchen Rules won its largest audience yet this season with an average 1.685m metro viewers eclipsing its launch to 1.671m and marking the third night in a row of over 1.6m viewers for the show.

nine logoMeanwhile Nine’s Twenty/20 Australia v England cricket match won the network 1.172m viewers, ranking fifth for the night in all programs.

My Kitchen Rules was the top program in people 25-54, and the cricket was second in the category, Nine’s stated target demographic.Ten’s two repeat episodes of Modern Family averaged 415,000 and 429,000 for the network from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, falling fourth in the timeslot after ABC1’s 7.30 program and repeat of Stephen Fry’s quiz show QI.

Ten also fell to fourth in the 8.30pm timeslot as it’s film 27 Dresses averaged 429,000 as Keven McCloud’s Man Made Home had 516,000 viewers on ABC1.

After My Kitchen Rules ended at 8.45pm, the Twenty/20 cricket was the most watched show until 10.30pm. Seven’s film Notting Hill, which followed My Kitchen Rules, was second in the late timeslot as it had 645,000 viewers according to OzTam.

Million Dollar Minute on Seven gained more viewers than Nine’s Hot Seat for the first time since it launched with new host Simon Reeve this week, as after launching to 492,000 on Monday Million Dollar Minute had 510,000 metro viewers last night.

Meanwhile Hot Seat dropped from a 752,000 strong audience to 509,000 last night as it was not shown in Perth.

In the breakfast battle Seven’s Sunrise had a larger audience than Nine’s Today as it averaged 336,000 while Today had 289,000. Ten’s Wake Up averaged 44,000 yesterday, doubling its audience of 22,000 on Monday.

Wednesday’s top 15 shows:

  1. My Kitchen Rules Seven 1.685m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.206m
  3. Today Tonight Seven 1.173m
  4. Twenty/20 Australia v England Game 1 Nine 1.172m
  5. Nine News Nine 1.138m
  6. Home and Away Seven 1.042m
  7. ABC News ABC1 835,000
  8. 7.30 ABC1 695,000
  9. Nine News 6.30 Nine 695,000
  10. Ten Eyewitness News Ten 662,000
  11. Notting Hill Seven 645,000
  12. A Current Affair Nine 610,000
  13. QI (Rpt) Nine ABC1 600,000
  14. Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home ABC1 516,000
  15. Million Dollar Minute 510,000

Wednesday’s share:

  • Seven 26.3%
  • Nine 26.3%
  • Ten 9.9%
  • ABC1 9.9%
  • SBS ONE 3.9%
  • 7mate 3.4%
  • ABC2 3.1%
  • GO! 3.0%
  • Gem 3.0%
  • ELEVEN 2.9%
  • 7TWO 2.4%
  • ONE 2.3%
  • SBS 2 1.3%
  • ABC3 1.1%
  • ABC News 24 1.1%
  • NITV 0.1%

Data copyright of OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. 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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