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My Kitchen Rules beats Married at First Sight for first time in three weeks

Seven’s My Kitchen Rules has beaten Nine’s rival reality TV show Married at First Sight for the first time in three weeks, averaging a metro audience of 1.254m viewers.

Tim and Kyle in last nights MKR Kitchen HQ challenge

Last night’s skills test episode of MKR was up on last Monday’s 1.072m metro viewers, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

MKR ws most watched show of the night in the all-people and 25-54 advertising demographics.

Nationally – including metro and regional figures from affiliate stations where the program is broadcast – MKR rated 1.870m.

Nine’s rival reality show Married at First Sight – which had been beating MKR for the past three weeks, rated1.163m viewers – down slightly on last Monday’s1.239m metro viewers. Nationally Married at First saw 1.688m viewers tune in.

However, Married At First Sight was the most watched program in both the 16-39 and 18-49 key advertising demographics.

With the help of MKR Seven managed a win in overall audience share averaging 26.3%, well ahead of Nine’s 21.4% and ABC’s 12.4%.

Ten was fourth with a share of 8.8%. SBS managed 3.8%.

Nine’s House Husbands topped the 8.30pm timeslot with 722,000 viewers, ahead of ABC’s Four Corners.

Seven’s Murder Uncovered pulled 693,000 metro viewers and 1.080m national viewers at 9pm, while ABC’s Media Watch managed a metro audience of 448,000 at 9.30pm and 646,000 nationally.

In the 6pm news battle Seven News grabbed 1.051m viewers ahead of Nine News’ 996,000. at 6.30pm Seven News/Today Tonight saw 1.040m metro viewers tune in while Nine News saw 977,000.

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