Monday: Week 17 2019 (Easter week 2)
• After 48 episodes My Kitchen Rules finds first grand finalists
• Dancing With The Stars grand final gives 10 its biggest Monday
• Seven News 1,201,000/1,087,000
• Nine News 981,000/971,000
• A Current Affair 823,000
• ABC News 674,000
• 7.30 561,000
• The Project 273,000/461,000
• 10 News First 358,000
• SBS World News 153,000
• Sunrise 241,000
• Today 183,000
Leading Seven to a win again was My Kitchen Rules. It was episode #48 last night and Ibby and Romel were the first team through to the 2019 Grand Final. Their sous vide technique and modern Middle Eastern flavours wowed the six semifinal judges more than Pat and Bianca’s traditional take on some Italian classics. An overcooked osso bucco lacking in sauce sealed the frenemies fate and saw them eliminated after a good season run to get this far.
Earlier in the night Seven News averaged over 1m at 6pm with help from the Easter Monday Hawthorn v Geelong clash.
Both parts of Nine News got close to 1m. Nine then ruled the 7pm timeslot with A Current Affair starting its new week on 823,000.
An hour of Young Sheldon did 482,000 and then 348,000.
The season final of Dancing With The Stars delivered for 10 with its best Monday of the year and its biggest share on any night since the first Thursday in February.
Samuel Johnson and partner Jorja Freeman were the surprise winners after Courtney Act secured the highest scores from the judges. Johnson proved to be more popular with the 10 viewers and he and his partner secured the DWTS trophy plus $50,000 for his Love Your Sister charity.
Earlier in the night The Project at 7pm was on 461,000 after an average last week on 397,000.
Some of the regulars got a night off for the Easter Monday holiday. Subsequently ABC had its lowest Monday share since January.
A repeat of David Attenborough’s Wonder Of Eggs did 421,000 at 8pm.
Rowan Atkinson then starred in Maigret In Montmartre with 337,000.
The final episode of Queen Victoria And Her Nine Children did 238,000 at 7.30pm.