MKR on Thursday equals another win for Seven

Seven’s seventeenth straight nightly win was secured by a rare Thursday appearance for My Kitchen Rules taking out the number one spot last night.

Later, Gogglebox finished another successful season on Ten with 636,000 while The Checkout was back for ABC disappointing with 416,000 down from 658,000 in 2016.

Seven’s share was 31.5% leading Nine on 27.5%, Ten with 18.9%, ABC with 15.8% and SBS on 6.3%. Ten and SBS were up on the previous week while Seven slipped and Nine and ABC were steady.

My Kitchen Rules’ only Thursday episode of this season so far rated 1,226,000 ahead of a one-week break. Seven News raked number one at 6pm with 1,024,000 but had slipped to second by 6.30 with 939,000. Home and Away made the top ten with 692,000 at 7pm after The Chase had 573,000 and 377,000 in the afternoon. Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares managed 233,000 while The Front Bar had 126,000.

A Current Affair featured in all major news bulletins and rated number one at 7pm with 823,000. This followed Nine News with 957,000 and 956,000 and Hot Seat with 487,000 and 287,000. Thursday Night NRL drew 420,000 in the two northern markets (329,000 for the Prematch part of the broadcast) with RBT rating 301,000 elsewhere. The Footy Show then averaged 403,000 in preliminary numbers.

Meanwhile, Gogglebox slipped to 636,000 for the season final after averaging just over 700,000 for the series. The audience for The Project was up with 507,000 and 362,000 tuning in after Ten Eyewitness News had 484,000 and Family Feud 340,000. David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities made the top twenty with its two episodes rating 410,000 and 394,000 and later, Law and Order SVU had 328,000.

ABC News (698,000) made the top ten while the third instalment of Stargazing Live slipped to 461,000 despite participating in the discovery of four exo-planets. 7:30 earlier had 460,000 with the return of The Checkout on 416,000. Later, You Can’t Ask That had 255,000.

Great British Railway Journeys (291,000) and Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong (171,000) were SBS’s best.

In the breakfast TV battle, Sunrise was on top again with 318,000 leading from Today (281,000) and ABC News Breakfast (113,000 and 54,000). In the afternoon Seven News at 4.30 had 243,000, Seven News at 4 had 221,000 with Nine’s Afternoon News on 190,000.

See Thursday 6 April 2017 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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