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My Kitchen Rules tops ratings, maintaining its lead over Married at First Sight

Seven’s cooking competition show My Kitchen Rules held its lead on Nine’s Married at First Sight after last week’s defeat, helping Seven win the night.

Last night’s MKR saw the bottom two teams face off in Kitchen HQ, pulling 1.252m viewers – improving from last week’s 1.023m.

MKR was the most-watched program of the evening and across key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54), according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

Also airing in the competitive 7:30pm time slot was Nine’s rival reality TV show Married at First Sight which pulled 1.062m viewers gaining traction from last week’s 1.024m.

The reality relationship series was the second-most watched program of the evening and pulled its largest audience of the season, but narrowly missed the top rung on the ratings ladder.

Ten’s celebrity competition program I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here averaged 728,000 viewers, falling from last Tuesday’s 756,000.

Airing at 9pm Seven’s drama 800 Words topped the time slot with 718,000, beating the previous week’s 647,000, while the second episode of Nine’s Travel Guides fell from its premiere of 650,000 to 613,000.

A Current Affair managed 821,000, topping the 7pm time slot ahead of Seven’s 762,000 for Home and Away and 579,000 for Ten’s The Project.

ABC News also aired at 7pm and saw 809,000 viewers tune in while its a current affairs program 7:30 managed 575,000.

The news battle saw Seven News pull 1.062m ahead of Nine News’ 1.028m at 6pm.

At 6:30pm Seven News managed 1.003m while Nine News attracted 986,000.

Seven won the night for the second time this week with 24.4%, ahead of Nine’s 21.3%, Ten’s 13.3%, ABC’s 10.1% and SBS’ 4.4%.

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