My Kitchen Rules finale falls 25% from last year grabbing 1.482m for winner announcement

After three months on air, My Kitchen Rules concluded last night with 1.482m metro viewers tuning in to see Amy and Tyson crowned the 2017 champions during the winner announcement.

The winner announcement was down 25% on last year’s 1.969m metro viewers, but was still the most-watched program of the night.

Last night’s finale was also down on last year’s average metro viewers for the episode, seeing 1.392m tune in compared to 1.820m the year before, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

The drop in ratings for the finale in 2017 continues the trend experienced by the reality franchise this year – the premiere managed 1.309m, which was again down on last year’s 1.576m debut audience.

MKR’s winner announcement was the most-watched program of the night and across key advertising demographics 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54, with the rest of the episode coming in second.

Nine’s reality singing show The Voice aired at 7pm and grabbed 1.119m, its highest audience rating of the season, placing it in third spot for the evening. The fourth episode of The Voice was up against the premiere of Seven’s House Rules, which pulled 1m viewers.

House Rules’ debut improved from last year’s premiere which saw 718,000 metro viewers tune in.

Ten’s competitor in the same timeslot was Modern Family which managed 341,000 metro viewers, while ABC News managed 775,000.

With the help of Seven’s House Rules debut and the MKR finale, Seven won the night with an overall audience share of 29.1%, beating Nine’s 22.1%.

Meanwhile Ten’s share slipped to just 6.5% and was beaten by ABC’s 10.1%. SBS was in fifth place with 5.8%.

The Sunday night news battle for the evening saw Seven pull 1.198m in front of Nine News’ 1.062m metro viewers.

In sport Seven’s AFL match grabbed 576,000 viewers, with 275,000 of those being in Melbourne.


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