Seven dominates TV ratings due to MKR and Murder Uncovered premiere

My Kitchen Rules has topped the ratings for the third night this week, being the only program to reach the million mark as Seven’s audience share continued to climb with the premiere of  new series, Murder Uncovered.


MKR’s first elimination round resulted in WA contestants Bek and Ash as the first to leave the show, helping MKR to pull an average of 1.201m viewers, up from last week’s 1.113m viewers, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

MKR was the most watched show for the night and across key advertising demographics of 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54. Sydney and Melbourne attracted the largest average audience, both managing 340,000 viewers.

Nine’s rival reality TV show Married at First Sight – also airing at 7:30pm – saw 905,000 viewers tune in – gaining traction from last week’s 824,000. Ten’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Here!, was also down on last week’s 807,000 with 742,000.

Airing at 9:00pm Seven’s brand new investigative series Murder Uncovered premiered last night, the debut episode attracted 957,000 viewers, dropping slightly to 799,000 for episode two, which aired immediately after.

At 8:30pm, Ten premiered American drama series This is Us, which averaged 576,000.

Seven’s Home and Away at 7:00pm topped Nine’s A Current Affair, drawing 771,000 viewers compared with 757,000 for Nine’s current affairs program. Ten’s The Project achieved 539,000 at the same time.

In the 6:00pm news battle Seven trumped Nine, with its News bulletin managing 973,000 compared with 948,000 for Nine News. However, the 6:30pm News saw Nine beat Seven, 912,000 to 900,000, respectively.

In overall audience, share Seven dominated the evening off the back of its reality TV line-up, managing an average of 27.5%, in front of Nine’s 18.3%, Ten’s 13.4%, ABC’s 11.8% and SBS’ 4.7%.


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