Ratings: Gap between MKR and Married at First Sight closes again

The gap between My Kitchen Rules and Married at First Sight was down to just 19,000 last night after Seven’s cooking shown had opened up a sizeable 265,000 gap the previous Monday.

My Kitchen Rules dropped 243,000 week-on-week to 1,120,000 while Nine’s relationship show was steady with 1,101,000 as well as proving more popular with younger audiences. Overall, it meant that Seven still won the night despite a drop in audience share while Nine improved to 29.4%. ABC was steady with 17.3% while Ten improved slightly to 17.2% with SBS down to just 4.6%.

Seven News maintained its number one position with 1,063,000 and 1,010,000 but Home and Away slipped at 7pm to third place with 771,000. Later, Bride and Prejudice was steady with 714,000, Ramsay’s Hotel Hell had 319,000 and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA had 194,000.

Nine News dropped below one million with 971,000 and 975,000 as A Current Affair shed 127,000 from last Monday to 776,000. However, House Husbands continued to perform well, steady in preliminary numbers with 634,000 followed by the latest episode of Botched that managed 252,000.

ABC News (824,000) was the number one 7pm show with 7:30 ABC’s next best performer with 652,000. Australian Story (553,000), Media Watch (540,000) and Four Corners (504,000) were fairly steady though at lower figures than previous years while Q&A was down 59,000 from the previous Monday to 477,000.

Over on Ten, I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here improved to 778,000. Next best for the network was The Project with 610,000 and 341,000 after Ten Eyewitness News had 533,000 and Family Feud 443,000. Later, Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia had only 280,000 with Life in Pieces that followed on 144,000 and 114,000.

SBS’s top performers were Michael Mosley: Trust Me I’m a Doctor (197,000), and SBS World News (146,000).

The live telecast of the Academy Awards saw 386,000 tune in on Nine, down from 398,000 last year while the evening replay had 171,000 on 9GEM compared to 243,000 for a late night replay on the main channel last year.

Later, The Chase had 597,000 and 405,000 compared to Hot Seat with 448,000 and 296,000. Nine’s Afternoon News had 331,000 with Seven News at 4 on 218,000 and 250,000 at 4.30.

At breakfast, Sunrise (327,000) had an easy win over Today (279,000) and ABC News Breakfast (98,000 and 47,000)

See Monday 27 February 2017 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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