My Kitchen Rules wins 1.6m for night two as The Block retains 1.1m

Seven and Nine held onto most of their viewers for the second episodes of My Kitchen Rules and The Block: Fans v Faves last night and My Kitchen Rules topped the ratings once again with 1.605m according to OzTam.

The show declined only slightly of its debut to 1.671m on Monday and was again the most watched program in people 25-54, while The Block averaged 1.131m viewers on Tuesday, after launching to 1.143m on Monday night.

Seven’s success for My Kitchen Rules helped the first episode of Winners and Losers series three win 1.024m from 8.45pm to 9.45pm. The Aussie drama created by Bevan Lee ranked fifth in the 25-54 demographic.

However Nine won the 8.30pm to 9.30pm timeslot with two episodes of The Big Bang Theory, the first of which was second for the night with an average 1.272m viewers, and the repeat episode that followed was fourth in all programs. Both shows were second and third in people 25-54, Nine’s target demographic, while The Block was fourth in that category.

Ten’s The Biggest Loser again lost viewers in the face of competition from Seven and Nine as it averaged 502,000 in OzTam’s preliminary overnight metro ratings ranking 20th for the night and 15th in people 25-54.

Seven also launched a new episode of American drama Parenthood at 9.45pm and won 476,000 total viewers for the show, the exact same number give to Nine for the US sitcom 2 Broke Girls on from 9.30pm to 10pm.

Michael Healy, Nine’s Director of Television told Mumbrella The Block had improved year on year, as its audience grew by nearly a fifth, from 960,466 for the launch in 2013 to 1.143m for the first episode on Monday.

The show was moved this year from the “7 o’Block” timeslot to 7.30pm this year as Nine rolled out a national one hour news bulletin in January.

Healy said: “We are delighted with the launch of The Block this season, in a competitive timeslot we have improved year on year on total people and our key demographic. Our News across the country is performing extremely well, the launch of the one hour format followed by the nation’s number one nightly current affairs program A Current Affair has built on the domination of our News and Current Affairs in 2013.”

However in the breakfast battle Seven’s Sunrise had a clear lead over Nine’s Today as it had 347,000 total metro viewers while Nine had 279,000.

Tuesday’s top 15 shows:

  1. My Kitchen Rules Seven 1.605m
  2. The Big Bang Theory Nine 1.272m
  3. Today Tonight Seven 1.220m
  4. The Big Bang Theory (Rpt) Nine 1.205m
  5. Seven News Seven 1.180m
  6. Nine News Nine 1.144m
  7. Home and Away Seven 1.141m
  8. Nine News 6.30 Nine 1.141m
  9. The Block: Fans v Faves – Nine 1.131m
  10. Winners and Losers Seven 1.024m
  11. A Current Affair Nine 995,000
  12. ABC News ABC1 889,000
  13. 7.30 ABC1 885,000
  14. ABC News Update ABC1 866,000
  15. QI (Rpt) ABC1 787,000

Tuesday’s share:

  • Seven 25.3%
  • Nine 23.0%
  • ABC1 14.7%
  • Ten 10.4%
  • SBS ONE 3.7%
  • 7TWO 3.6%
  • 7mate 3.2%
  • ABC2 2.9%
  • GO! 2.8%
  • ELEVEN 2.7%
  • ONE 2.4%
  • Gem 1.9%
  • ABC News 24 1.3%
  • ABC3 1.2%
  • SBS 2 0.9%
  • NITV 0.1%

Data copyright of OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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