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My Kitchen Rules falls below one million viewers as Nine wins Sunday night

Seven’s reality cooking show My Kitchen Rules has fallen bellow one million viewers for the first time in the show’s history, with last night’s episode only pulling in 961,000 metro viewers.

Last night’s elimination round was down on last Sunday’s 1.059m viewers, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

Nine’s blind wedding series Married at First Sight – which aired in the competitive 7:00pm time slot – saw Cheryl and Andrew end their relationship, topping the ratings ladder with 1.160m viewers.

The program was also the most watched across the key advertising demographics 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.

Airing at the same time, Ten’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!, averaged 833,000 as Nazeem Hussain was elimination from the jungle, while the rest of the episode pulled 705,000.

Nine won the night with an average overall audience share of 21.3%, ahead of Seven’s 21%, ABC’s 13.8%, Ten’s 12.6% and SBS’ 4%.

In the 8:30pm time slot ABC’s Vera averaged 794,000 in front of 60 minutes which saw 662,000 tune in, ahead of Ten’s drama series Bull which pulled in 458,000.

In the 6:00pm news battle, Nine News averaged 997,000 ahead of Seven News’ 996,000.

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