My Kitchen Rules ahead of Top Gear, but car show more popular among young viewers

Seven and Nine found themselves neck and neck in the ratings race last night, with My Kitchen Rules and Top Gear the big-rating shows behind Seven News.  

My Kitchen Rules (MKR) won the 7:30pm slot with 1.4 million viewers, ahead of Nine’s Top Gear with 1.385 million, according to overnight preliminary OzTam data across the main metropolitan markets.

The broadcast of only the second new episode of Top Gear was down from its launch episode which attracted a record 1.7 million viewers.

In the 8:30pm slot, another episode of Top Gear – which has been previously broadcast on SBS – had 1.52 million, but the time slot winner was Ten’s US crime show NCIS with 1.363 million.

Among younger audiences, 16-39s and 18-49s, Top Gear proved to be the winner, ahead of MKR.

Meanwhile, in free-to-air viewing across the networks’ main channels,  Seven and Nine had a 27.9 per cent share respectively, followed by Ten with 21.3 per cent.

But with the addition of their digital channels, the Seven Network was the overall Tuesday ratings winner, with 7Two attracting 2.2 per cent, ahead of Nine’s Go with 2 per cent.

Tuesday’s channel share:

  • Seven: 27.9%
  • Nine: 27.9%
  • Ten: 21.3%
  • ABC1: 12.6%
  • SBS1: 3.3%
  • 7TWO 2.2%
  • GO!: 2.0%
  • ABC2: 1.4%
  • ABC3: 0.5%
  • One: 0.5%
  • SBS2: 0.5%

Tuesday’s top-rating shows:

  1. Seven News Seven 1.402m
  2. My Kitchen Rules Seven 1.400m
  3. Top Gear – Episode 1 Nine 1.385m
  4. NCIS Ten 1.363m
  5. Today Tonight Seven 1.248m
  6. A Current Affair Nine 1.161m
  7. Two and a Half Men Nine 1.153m
  8. Top Gear – Episode 2 Nine 1.152m
  9. Nine News Nine 1.134m
  10. Grey’s Anatomy Seven 1.046m
  11. Home and Away Seven 1.025m
  12. ABC News ABC 0.937m
  13. Bondi Rescue Ten 0.934m
  14. Brothers and Sisters Seven 0.887m
  15. Ten News Ten 0.855m

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