Seven wins Wednesday with help from cooking show My Kitchen Rules

My Kitchen Rules held its top spot on the ratings ladder taking Seven to a clear win for Wednesday night television.

Footy mates from Victoria, Mark and Chris, cooked in their first instant restaurant last night pulling in 1.166m viewers, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary ratings.

Airing at 7:30pm Seven’s reality cooking show was up from last week’s 1.078m and was the most watched program of the evening.

In key advertising demographics 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54 My Kitchen Rules was the most watched program, pulling the highest audience of 327,000 in Sydney.

Ten’s rival reality TV show I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, which also aired at 7:30pm, was up from last week’s 834,000 and managed 904,000 viewers.

In the cricket, which aired at the same time on Nine, Australia managed a win over Sri Lanka in the third Twenty20 International match last night, winning by 41 runs, averaging 591,000 viewers.

In overall audience share Seven was the clear winner of the night with an average audience share of 24.2% ahead of Nine’s 18.4%, Ten’s 14.5%, ABC’s 10.6% and SBS’ 5.1%.

Later in the evening, The Singapore edition of ABC’s Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery aired at 8:00pm and managed 603,000 – up from last week’s 584,000.

Ten’s comedy show from the US This is Us aired at 8:40pm and averaged 559,000 slightly up from the previous week’s 544,000.

Airing slightly later at 9:00pm, Seven’s forbidden wedding show Bride & Prejudice pulled 712,000 viewers.

At 6:00pm Seven News saw 968,000 tune in while New News pulled 954,000. The 6:30pm news battle also saw Seven beat Nine with 965,000 compared to 678,000.


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