MKR tops ratings as Seven wins Sunday night

Seven’s My Kitchen Rules saw off reality rivals Married at First Sight and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!, to top Sunday night’s ratings.


An average of 1.193m metro viewers tuned in to see Perth best-friends, Bek and Ash, recorded the lowest score MKR has seen.

MKR rated well ahead of Nine’s Married At First Sight, which rated 909,000, according to OzTAM’s preliminary overnight ratings.

MKR was also the most watched program for the evening across the key advertising demographics of 16-39,18-49 and 25-54.

In the competitive 7:00pm time slot, Ten’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!, rated 761,000 viewers, making it eighth overall for the night. However, the show did much better in the 25 to 54-year-old bracket, where it was third.

The celebrity reality TV show saw most of its audience in key advertising demographic 25-54 managing 399,000 viewers in the category, compared with people aged 16-39, which saw 190,000.

SBS’s The Silk Road, which uncovers stories about the world’s most famous trade route and its history, pulled 329,000 and ran through the three reality TV shows airing at 7.30pm.

Airing at 6:00pm, Ten’s Family Feud managed 310,000 viewers before the second episode of Bondi Rescue aired at 6:30pm, averaging 285,000 viewers.

In the 6:00pm news battle, Seven won the night with 1.106m viewers ahead of Nine News’ 1.043m. ABC’s news broadcast aired at 7:00pm and pulled an audience of 793,000.

Nine’s A Current Affair aired at 8:30pm last night, averaging 774,000 viewers while episode two of the new show Lethal Weapon was down from last week’s 448,000, attracting 337,000.

ABC’s Midsomer Murders airing at 8:30pm averaged 815,000 and topped A Current Affair in the time-slot, while Ten’s airing of Interstellar saw 439,000 tune in at the same time.

In overall audience share, Seven won the night with 23.0% in front of Nine’s 19.5%, Ten’s 15.9%, ABC’s 13.4% and SBS’s 4.6%.


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