MKR pulls largest audience of the season as Seven secures a win

My Kitchen Rules topped the Monday night ratings to take its highest average audience of the season, attracting 1.340m and taking Seven to another win.



The reality cooking TV show attracted a larger audience than its debut last week which saw 1.309m tune in, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

Last night South Australia pub mates Tim and Kyle took to the kitchen to make MKR history with the highest ever overall score for their home restaurant, taking the show to the top of the ratings’ leader board to be the most watched program of the evening across the key advertising demographics of 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.

The competitive 7:30pm time slot Nine’s rival reality TV show Married at First Sight achieved 893,000, improving in viewers from last week’s debut of 820,000. Ten drew 749,000 for I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!, which was down on last week’s numbers when 959,000 viewers tuned in.

ABC’s Media Watch returned to television last night at 9:20pm and pulled an average audience of 721,000 for its discussion about the world of fake news.

Episode two of Seven’s controversial wedding show Bride and Prejudice was down from its premiere audience of 874,000, managing 764,000 last night. The show aired at 9:00pm and competed against Nine’s House Husbands, which returned to television for its fifth season, averaging 644,000.


ABC’s Q&A which aired at 9:37pm, after Media Watch, featured Daniel Andrews and Daisy Cousens on the panel, and achieved 581,000 viewers. ABC’s new Q&A Extra radio and Facebook segment debuted after the program.

In the 6:00pm news battle for the evening, Seven once again came out on top with 1.073m compared with Nine’s 1.302m. Seven News saw a climb in numbers from last week’s 1.140m.

At 6:30pm Seven News drew 1.037m viewers while Nine drew 1.019m.

Nine’s A Current Affair topped ABC’s 7:00pm news with 849,000 compared with 809,000.

In overall audience share Seven was victorious, managing an average of 24.2% in front of Nine’s 20.7%, ABC’s 14.5%, Ten’s 11.6% and SBS’ 3.6%.


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