My Kitchen Rules finale takes the night, but is no match for MasterChef

The finale of Seven’s My Kitchen Rules was the runaway ratings winner for Monday night pulling in over 1.5 million viewers, but the cooking show failed to reach the high of Ten rival MasterChef which saw more than double the amount of viewers tune into its final episode.  

The Seven cooking competition, which saw Queenslanders Veronica and Shadhi Abraham declared the victors, was the most watched show among all viewers, as well as among 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s, according to preliminary overnight OzTam data in the main metro markets.

The final episode was a strong finish for MKR which premiered with 1.1 million viewers.

However, it was lower than MasterChef’s first episode last year which attracted 1.4 million viewers – while its finale managed a much higher 3.29 million viewers.

But MKR was not helped by a major power cut in Perth, caused by storms.

Meanwhile, in overall Monday free-to-air TV viewing, Seven had an strong win with a 29.5 per cent share, followed by Nine with 25.4 per cent and Ten with 18.1 per cent.

Among the digital channels Seven’s 7Two also enjoyed a win against Nine’s Go, with 3.3 per cent and 2.8 per cent respectively.

Monday’s most-watched shows:

  • My Kitchen Rules Seven 1.525m
  • Seven News Seven 1.391m
  • Today Tonight Seven 1.346m
  • Two and a Half Men – 7:30pm Nine 1.311m
  • A Current Affair Nine 1.252m
  • Nine News Nine 1.233m
  • The Mentalist Nine 1.171m
  • Two and a Half Men – 7:00pm Nine 1.159m
  • Desperate Housewives Seven 1.094m
  • The Big Bang Theory Nine 1.092m
  • ABC News ABC 1.065m
  • Home and Away Seven 1.053m
  • Ten News Ten 0.855m
  • CSI: Miami Nine 0.832m
  • Melbourne Comedy Festival Ten 0.811m

Monday’s channel share:

  • Seven: 29.5%
  • Nine: 25.4%
  • Ten: 18.1%
  • ABC1: 12.8%
  • SBS1: 5.2%
  • 7TWO 3.3%
  • GO!: 2.8%
  • One: 1.1%
  • ABC2: 1.1%
  • ABC3: 0.5%
  • SBS2: 0.3%

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