My Kitchen Rules wins night as The Block and I’m a Celebrity outrated by ABC’s 7.30

Each channel’s big reality franchise saw audience numbers drop last night, with the second outing of Seven’s My Kitchen Rules winning the night despite its audience dropping to 1.4m after grabbing 1.596m viewers on debut when it was simulcast on 7Mate.

Nine’s The Block: Triple Play saw its audience slide from 802,000 on Monday evening to 739,000 last night, while week on week it has seen its audience decline by 121,000 viewers from 860,000 last Tuesday evening, when it was also most timeshifted show, with an extra 92,000 viewers boosting last Tuesday’s audience to 953,000.

Ten’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here also saw its audience decline from 755,000 on Monday to 685,000 last night, despite teasing audiences with footage of Maureen McCormick eating bugs in the Tucker Trial. Both shows were out-rated by the ABC’s 7.30 which was watched by 764,000 viewers.

However, according to Ten the show had an audience of 705,000 viewers as it ran seven minutes overtime.

MKR also won in the demographics and helped Seven secure a winning audience share of 22.2 per cent as Nine managed a share of 19.9 per cent. Ten grabbed third place with a share of 14.7 per cent as the ABC settled for a share of 10.8 per cent, according to OzTam’s overnight metro figures.

Seven’s Home and Away held its audience with 966,000 viewers tuning into the second evening of the 2015 season of the soapie in the 7pm timeslot. It easily out-rated its competition with Nine’s A Current Affair pulling an audience of 789,000 and the second half of Ten’s The Project watched by 585,000.

Grey’s Anatomy, airing directly after MKR in the 9pm timeslot, pulled an audience of 531,000.

Nine’s new episode of The Big Bang Theory after The Block at 9pm grew the network’s audience with 913,000 viewers tuning in, while two repeats straight after it got 694,000 and 494,000 respectively.

In the 8.30pm timeslot on Ten NCIS lured an audience of 677,000 while NCIS: Los Angeles at 9.30pm was watched by 509,000 viewers. A second episode of NCIS: Los Angeles at 10.30pm was watched by 260,000.

Meanwhile on ABC Catalyst at 8pm was watched by 585,000 and Fake or Fortune? in the 8.30pm timeslot grabbed an audience of 423,000.

In the news stakes, Nine News reclaimed its crown after being outrated by Seven on Monday evening. Nine News at 6pm lured an audience of 1.064m before falling slightly to 1.016m at 6.30pm. Seven News at 6pm was watched by 943,000 before growing to a 6.30pm audience of 947,000.

Looking at the secondary channels, Nine’s Gem led the charge with a share of 5.3 per cent after Agatha Christie’s Marple grabbed an audience of 265,000 at 8.40pm.

Top 15 Shows:

1 MY KITCHEN RULES-TUE Network 7 1,401,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,064,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,016,000
4 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 966,000
5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 947,000
6 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 943,000
7 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 940,000
8 THE BIG BANG THEORY -TUE Network 9 913,000
9 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 789,000
10 7.30-EV Network ABC 764,000
11 THE BLOCK TRIPLE THREAT -TUE Network 9 739,000
12 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 694,000
14 NCIS Network TEN 677,000
15 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 594,000

Audience Share:

Network 7 22.2%
Network 9 19.9%
Network TEN 14.7%
Network ABC 10.8%
Network Gem 5.3%
Network 7TWO 4.3%
Network GO! 3.9%
Network SBS ONE 3.6%
Network 7mate 3.3%
Network ONE 3.0%
Network ABC2 3.0%
Network ELEVEN 2.1%
Network ABC News 24 1.7%
Network ABC3 1.0%
Network SBS 2 1.0%
Network NITV 0.1%

Total Audience Share:

Network 7 TTL 29.8%
Network 9 TTL 29.1%
Network TEN TTL 19.9%
Network SBS TTL 4.7% 5.3%

Ratings data is copyright OzTAM and may not be reproduced, published or communicated without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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