My Kitchen Rules smashes through 2m metro-viewer mark

MKR logoMy Kitchen Rules won 2.11m viewers last night marking one of the biggest audiences in the show’s history, excluding the grand finale and winner announcement episodes.

The fifth series of the show is proving to be one of the most popular with the audience of 2.11m metro viewers for a regular show eclipsed only by slightly higher audiences for some episodes of the fourth season broadcast last year. Combined ratings show MKR had 3m viewers.

MKR launched to 1.67m last week and the audience grew to 1.8m on Monday, while the highest audience in the history of the show was 2.95m for the finale of series four in April 2013 according to OzTam preliminary overnight figures.

Last night the show featured the resident ‘bad girls’ Chloe and Kelly who presented their dinner with a Great Gatsby-inspired theme, but could not fool the discerning judges who flagged up their glaring errors with viewers taking to Twitter to call their bluff.

As the drama unfolded on Seven, Nine’s The Block averaged 1.03m and Ten’s Big Bash League semi-final between the Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes averaged 710,000 for the first session and 774,000 for the second.

Channel Seven also won the 9pm timeslot with the second episode of its new season of Aussie drama Winners and Losers which rated 1.005m for the hour long show.

Nine’s repeats of The Big Bang Theory were second to Seven’s MKR and Winners and Losers with 995,000 and 970,000, and they were the second most watched-shows among people 25-54 after MKR.

ABC1 snagged third in the 8.30pm timeslot with a rerun of police drama show New Tricks, however Ten’s cricket was the second most popular program from 9.30pm, and the most watched show from 10pm.

Seven won the night with a 28.6 per cent share of the audience, while Nine had just over 20 per cent and Ten had the third largest share with 13.9 per cent.

Seven’s move to run a one hour news bulletin in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, after dropping Today Tonight in all capitals but Perth and Adelaide won 1.173m total viewers the 6.30pm timeslot, ahead of the same time period for Nine which pulled 1.151m viewers at that time, a rise from the 1.099m for its first half hour.

Seven’s Sunrise won the morning battle with 345,000 metro viewers according to OzTam, as Nine’s Today averaged 288,000 and Wake Up had 50,000 metro viewers on Ten. The Morning Show averaged 133,000 for Seven as Nine’s Mornings had 83,000 and Channel Ten’s Studio Ten averaged 40,000.

Tuesday’s top 15 shows:

  1. My Kitchen Rules Seven 2.11m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.197m
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight Seven 1.173m
  4. Nine News 6:30 Nine 1.151m
  5. Nine News Nine 1.099m
  6. Home and Away Seven 1.048m
  7. The Block: Fans V Faves Nine 1.030m
  8. Winners and Losers Seven 1.005m
  9. The Big Bang Theory Nine 995,000
  10. A Current Affair Nine 980,000
  11. The Big Bang Theory Rpt Nine 970,000
  12. ABC News ABC1 918,000
  13. Cricket: T20 Big Bash league semi-final 1 – Session 2 Ten 774,000
  14. New Tricks Rpt ABC1 734,000
  15. Cricket: T20 Big Bash league Semi-final 1 – Session 1 Ten 710,000

Tuesday’s share:

  • Seven 28.6%
  • Nine 20.1%
  • TEN 13.9%
  • ABC1 13.0%
  • 7TWO 3.5%
  • Gem 3.0%
  • SBS ONE 2.8%
  • 7mate 2.6%
  • GO! 2.5%
  • ELEVEN 2.4%
  • ONE 1.8%
  • ABC2 2.7%
  • ABC News 24 1.2%
  • ABC3 1.1%
  • SBS 2 0.6%
  • NITV 0.1%

Data © 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. Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs.


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