My Kitchen Rules sees audience drop by 500,000 on last year’s winner announcement

Last night’s finale of My Kitchen Rules saw an unusual phenomenon with more people tuning in for the final show than the winner announcement segment of it, according to OzTam’s overnight metro ratings.

The Grand Final show on Seven from 7.30pm pulled an audience of 2.082m, down on the 2.302m who sat through last year’s finale, while the winner announcement got 2.039m, well down on last year’s 2.596m.

Two years ago the winner announcement got 2.952m viewers, up against the likes of The Voice and The Biggest Loser.

Both Channel Nine and Channel Ten ran normal programming ahead of tonight’s reality showdown, which will see new show Reno Rumble on Nine go up against Masterchef on Ten and House Rules on Seven.

Nine’s decision to show a rerun of James Bond movie Skyfall at 8.30pm against the final saw ABC snatch a rare audience share win against them, with a 16 per cent share to 15.7 per cent. Seven dominated with a 34.3 per cent share, while Ten was a distant fourth with 9.2 per cent.

Ten’s new comedy The Odd Couple fell again to 364,000 viewers for Ten at 7.30pm, losing half the audience it had on debut in March. Carrie Bickmore’s Gold Logie also saw a boost in popularity for The Project which lifted to 785,000 for its 7pm half hour, up from 598,000 last week.

A new episode of The Big Bang Theory at 7.30pm on Nine had 843,000, and a repeat episode at 8pm had 652,000, while Skyfall from 8.30pm had an average of 373,000 viewers.

ABC’s usual Monday line up of current affairs shows held strong with 7.30 grabbing 807,000, Australian Story at 8pm getting 862,000, Four Corners taking 922,000 at 8.30pm and Media Watch at 9.20pm pulling 753,000 viewers.

Monday also saw game of Thrones fast tracked on Foxtel’s Showtime, with the 11am showing grabbing 156,000 and the 7.30pm repeat getting 201,000, down on last week’s 177,000 and 259,000, which got 23,000 and 22,000 more viewers on catch up across the week respectively.

In the news battle Nine won the 6pm slot with 1.118m viewers to Seven’s 1.1m, although Seven’s combines Today Tonight and Seven News at 6.30pm had 1.078m, while Nine News slipped to 1.076m in the same slot.

Top 15 shows:

1 MY KITCHEN RULES-GRAND FINAL Network 7 2,082,000


3 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,118,000

4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,100,000

5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,078,000

6 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,076,000

7 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 954,000

8 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 944,000

9 FOUR CORNERS-EV Network ABC 922,000

10 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 914,000

11 AUSTRALIAN STORY-EV Network ABC 862,000

12 THE BIG BANG THEORY -MON Network 9 843,000

13 7.30-EV Network ABC 807,000

14 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 785,000

15 MEDIA WATCH-EV Network ABC 753,000

Channel audience share: 

Network 7 34.3%

Network ABC 16.0%

Network 9 15.7%

Network TEN 9.2%

Network SBS ONE 3.6%

Network 7TWO 3.1%

Network 7mate 3.1%

Network Gem 2.9%

Network ABC2 2.5%

Network ONE 2.5%

Network ELEVEN 2.4%

Network GO! 2.4%

Network SBS 2 1.1%

Network ABC3 0.4%

Network ABC News 24 0.7%

Network NITV 0.0%

Network audience share:

Network 7 TTL 40.5%

Network 9 TTL 21.0%

Network ABC TTL 19.6%

Network TEN TTL 14.1%

Network SBS TTL 4.8%

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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