MKR takes back top spot from Married at First Sight in Monday night’s ratings

My Kitchen Rules regained its spot at the top of the ratings ladder last night, leaving Nine’s Married at First Sight in second position.

The reality cooking show airing at 7:30pm on Seven was the most-watched program for the evening managing 1.120m viewers, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

South Australian cousins Lama and Sarah entered the instant restaurant last night, falling to the bottom of the leader board. The episode lost some traction from last week’s 1.363m.

In the competitive 7:30pm time slot Nine’s rival reality TV show Married at First Sight narrowly missed the top spot, averaging 1.101m viewers, missing out by almost 20,000 viewers.

The dramatic relationship show was the most-watched program across key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54), and was up from last Monday’s 1.096m.

Also airing at 7:30pm Ten’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!, saw 778,000 tune in and was up from last week’s 757,000 viewers as Ash Pollard endured her slimy tucker trial.

Seven’s forbidden wedding show Bride & Prejudice aired at 9:00pm and averaged 714,000 viewers – slightly down from last week’s 731,000 – House Husbands airing on Nine at the same time saw 634,000 tune in – also down from last Monday’s 640,000.

ABC’s documentary series Australian Story aired at 8:00pm and averaged 553,000, while Four Corners saw 504,000 immediately after and Media Watch pulled 540,000 at 9:20pm.

The 6:00pm news battle saw Seven News pull 1.063m ahead of Nine News’ 971,000 and at 6:30pm Seven News managed 1.010m in front of Nine News’ 975,000.

In overall audience share for the evening Seven won the night with 22.8%, beating Nine’s 21.2%, ABC’s 13.1%, Ten’s 12.0% and SBS’ 3.1%.


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