My Kitchen Rules records lowest audience ever, but Seven wins the night

Seven’s reality cooking show has taken back the top spot on the ratings ladder with the absence of Nine’s Married at First Sight – despite achieving its lowest ever audience since the program aired.

Airing at 7:30pm MKR was the only program to surpass the one million mark with 1.016m tuning in – down on last week’s 1.105m, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

The Aussie beach BBQ challenge saw Amy and Tyson head to a sudden death round, making the episode the most-watched program for the evening and across key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54).

Ten’s rival reality TV show I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! aired in the competitive time slot and pulled 850,000 as Lisa Curry was eliminated and 787,000 for the remainder of the show.

Nine’s Planet Earth aired at the same time managing 678,000 viewers.

Seven won the night with an average overall audience share of 23.8%, ahead of Nine’s 17.5%.

Meanwhile Ten averaged 14.1% in front of ABC’s 9.8% and SBS’ 5.6%.

At 8:30pm Nine’s crime series Murder Calls saw 501,000 tune as Ten’s This is Us also managed 501,000, and ABC’s The Weekly With Charlie Pickering pulled 480,000.

Airing slightly later at 9:00pm Seven’s Murder Uncovered pulled 656,000.

In the 6:00pm news battle Seven News saw 941,000 tune in, while Nine News pulled 911,000. At 6:30pm Seven News averaged 924,000 ahead of Nine News’ 911,000.


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