MKR regains top spot as Seven wins the night

My Kitchen Rules regained its top spot on the ratings leader board taking Seven to a win for Wednesday night television.


The reality cooking show saw Western Australian couple Josh and Amy take to the kitchen and was the most watched program across key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54), according to OzTAM overnight preliminary metro ratings.

Down from last week’s 1.201m, the program managed 1.078m in the competitive 7:30pm time slot.

Airing at the same time, Ten’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! managed 834,000 viewers up from last week’s 742,000, beating Nine’s premiere of Planet Earth 2 which aired for the first time in Australia after a UK run where it averaged 734,000 viewers.

In the 7:00pm time slot Nine’s A Current Affair attracted 770,000 ahead of the 750,000 on Seven for Home and Away and 526,000 on Ten for The Project.

Ten’s American drama series This is Us aired at 8:30pm and saw 544,000 viewers tune in, falling from last weeks premier of 576,000.

At 9:00pm Seven’s Murder Uncovered dropped from last week’s premiere of 957,000 to 577,000 viewers. In competition was Nine, which premiered new crime show Murder Calls which drew in 570,000.

The ABC documentary series Stop Laughing This is Serious also aired at 9:00pm and attracted 571,000.

In the 6:00pm News battle, Seven attracted 1.013m ahead of Nine’s 908,000. At 6:30pm Seven News achieved 1.008m to beat Nine News 874,000.

In overall audience share, Seven won the night at 23.7% ahead of Nine at 17.9%, ABC 13.7%, Ten 13.6% and SBS 4.4%.


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