Ratings: My Kitchen Rules steady with one week to go as NCIS hits season high

Seven’s My Kitchen Rules won the 7.30pm ratings battle on Tuesday night after pulling in 1.46 million viewers, slightly up on the previous night’s audience of 1.45 million just as Seven announced this morning the season will conclude next Tuesday.

It ensured that Seven won the night with its highest Tuesday share since the first week of the survey on 34.4%. Nine was second with 23.2% with Ten on 19.6%, ABC 16.6% and SBS 6.2%.

Seven News (1,135,000 and 1,060,000) was the most popular bulletin on Tuesday but Home and Away that followed slipped to 837,000. Later, Seven Year Switch scored a season high 929,000 ahead of Best Bits with 311,000. In the afternoon The Chase had 687,000 and 405,000.

Nine’s audience for Married at First Sight took a hit, down to 831,000 from 899,000 on Monday and 884,000 the previous week. Also dropping for the network was Nine News that slipped below one million to 969,000 and 968,000 although A Current Affair held onto its number one 7pm spot with 918,000. The afternoon’s Hot Seat managed 575,000 with Reno Rumble later on 352,000 and Beauty and the Beach with 250,000 fans.

Ten’s strongest performer was NCIS that recorded its biggest audience since early June last year rating 658,000 while NCIS: LA also did well to make the top twenty rating 550,000 its best result in almost twelve months. Earlier, Bondi Rescue (530,000) and Territory Cops (521,000) were even with last week while Family Feud had 593,000 and Ten Eyewitness News averaged 518,000.

ABC best prime time programs were its news service (730,000) and 7.30 (667,000) plus perennial science factual series Catalyst that improved slightly this week to 587,000. Keeping Australia Alive rated 497,000 this week with Antiques Roadshow (318,000) and Foreign Correspondent (286,000) next best for the public broadcaster.

Over on SBS, Great Continental Railway Journeys (290,000) and SBS World News (178,000) were best.

In the morning Seven’s The Morning Show was number one with 134,00 ahead of Nine’s Today Extra (126,000) and Studio 10 (76,000). At breakfast it was a dead heat between Sunrise and Today, both with 339,000. Early Sunrise and Early Today also tied with 178,000 each.

See [Tuesday 19 April 2016] (Tuesday 19 April 2016) for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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