Seven’s My Kitchen Rules claims top spot for Wednesday night’s ratings

Seven’s reality cookings show My Kitchen Rules has topped the ratings leader board for the first time this week, averaging 1.127m metro viewers.

Tim and Kyle in the Eat Street challenge

Tim and Kyle managed to win their second challenge of the competition with their ‘Eat Street’ instant restaurant. Seven also clocked up a win, with MKR being the most-watched program for the evening, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro figures.

Airing in the competitive 7.30pm timeslot the program was also the most-watched show across key advertising demographic 26-39, 18-49 and 25-54 and was up on last week’s 1.078m metro viewers. 

MKR saw 1.706m national viewers tune in – taking into consideration metro and regional affiliate stations where programs are broadcast.

Nine’s documentary series Planet Earth pulled 684,000 metro viewers at the same time with a national audience of 1.013m.

The Biggest Loser: Transformed saw relative ratings spike, grabbing 374,000 metro viewers, compared to the previous night’s 289,000. The body transformation show moved back into the top 20 most-watched programs, coming in at number 19. Last night’s episode was however down on the previous week’s 453,000.

Nationally The Biggest Loser: Transformed saw 524,000 viewers tune in.

At 9pm Seven’s second episode of its new crime series Million Dollar Cold Case averaged 588,000 metro viewers – falling from last week’s 644,000. The crime show grabbed 903,000 national viewers.

Ten’s This is Us topped its 8.40pm timeslot seeing 386,000 metro viewers tune in and 531,000 nationally.

In the 6pm news battle Seven News managed 966,000 metro viewers ahead of Nine News’ 921,000. At 6.30pm Seven News/Today Tonight saw 922,000 tune in in front of Nine News’ 890,000.

Seven won the night in overall audience share averaging 24.9% well ahead of Nine’s 19.4% and Ten’s share of 10.2%.

Meanwhile ABC saw an average share of 10.7% while SBS managed 5.9%.


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