Seven’s return of My Kitchen Rules after Easter break tops Monday ratings

The return of Seven’s My Kitchen Rules (MKR) delivered the network a metro audience of 1.877 million after it paused the series ahead of the Easter break, preliminary overnight ratings from OzTam show.

MKR was the most watched show for Easter Monday, with Seven News at 6pm, the second most watched show with an audience of 1.487m, which dropped away in the last half hour to an audience of 1.267m.

The entire hour did beat Nine News at 6pm and at 6.30pm which saw 1.242m and 1.073m tune in respectively.

Home and Away was the second most-watched non-news program for the evening, delivering Seven a metro audience of 1.039m viewers, with Revenge, which aired at 9pm on Seven, seeing 942,000 viewers tune in.

Seven followed up Revenge with a new episode of How I Met Your Mother at 10pm which struggled to retain Revenge’s audience, with the audience dropping away to 440,000.

The second half-hour of The Project was Ten’s most watched show on Easter Monday with an audience of 585,000 which was beaten by the ABC News which had an audience of 960,000 and Nine’s A Current Affair which saw 890,000 metro viewers tune in.Seven won the night with an audience share of  29.3 per cent, with rival Channel Nine well behind with a share of 17.0 per cent. ABC1 beat Ten with a share of 13.3 per cent, while Ten’s share once-again dipped below double digits to 9.6 per cent.

Nine’s double episode serving of repeat episodes of The Big Bang Theory saw 634,000 tune in at 7.30pm, increasing for the second episode to an audience of 640,000.

Over the Easter long-weekend, the AFL delivered large audiences for Seven in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth with Monday’s match between Geelong and Hawthorn delivering the channel a total audience of  587,000 across the three capital cities. 

Saturday’s AFL match between Essendon and St Kilda saw 457,000 tune in across Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth and Sunday’s match between Melbourne and the Gold Coast Suns saw 341,000 tune in across the three cities. 

For Ten, The Sound of Music on Sunday night delivered a holiday audience of 465,000 while 936,000 metro viewers tuned into Seven’s Inside Queen Mary 2. Nine’s David Attenborough’s Secrets of Wild India attracted an audience of 690,000.

Monday’s top 15:

  1. My Kitchen Rules Seven 1.877m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.487m
  3. Seven News/Today Night Seven 1.267m
  4. Nine News Nine 1.242m
  5. Nine News 6.30 Nine 1.073m
  6. Home and Away Seven 1.039m
  7. ABC  News ABC1 960,000
  8. Revenge 942,000
  9. A Current Affair Nine 890,000
  10. 7.30 ABC1 807,000
  11. Australian Story ABC1 750,000
  12. The Big Bang Theory RPT Ep 2 Nine 640,000
  13. The Big Bang Theory RPT Nine 634,000
  14. Hot Seat Nine 592,000
  15. Seven’s AFL: Easter Monday Football Seven 587,000

Monday’s share:

  • Seven 29.3%
  • Nine 17.0%
  • ABC1 13.3%
  • TEN 9.6%
  • 7TWO 5.2%
  • GO! 4.7%
  • 7mate 3.7%
  • SBS ONE 3.7%
  • ELEVEN 3.1%
  • ONE 3.0%
  • ABC2 2.4%
  • Gem 2.4%
  • ABC3 0.9%
  • ABC News 24 0.9%
  •  SBS 2 0.6%
  • NITV 0.1%

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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