TV Ratings April 23: Medical drama on MKR has 1.33m people tuning in

Mediaweek editor James Manning looks at last night’s TV ratings.

• Medics called to My Kitchen Rules, but nothing sick about the ratings – 1.33m
• The Voice dips back below 1m, Bachelor In Paradise last episode before grand final


Home and Away averaged 701,000 last week and has started week 17 on 765,000.

My Kitchen Rules featured Alex and Emily’s heady mix of Asian flavours and alcohol, which took them straight to the top of the leaderboard. However, the night ended dramatically for Suong, who was taken away by the ambos after suffering severe stomach cramps. The Monday crowd was 1.33m, up week-on-week from 1.25m.

The first episode of The Mentor from Seven Studios has launched with 489,000 in an episode that featured Mark Bouris helping to turn around a struggling Queensland real estate agency.

Seven’s other 9pm launches in the past week were Interview on 598,000 and Back With The Ex on 449,000.


A Brady Halls exclusive about a Jetstar stowaway featured on A Current Affair with a Monday audience of 950,000 after a week 16 average of 762,000.

The Voice dipped below 1m for episode five of the blind auditions.

Boy George made a second appearance on the channel last night as guest DJ on Lip Sync Battle, which did 350,000.

The footy talk shows followed with Footy Classified on 64,000 in Melbourne and 100% Footy on 33,000 in Sydney.


The Project 7pm started its weeknight run on 575,000 after a week 16 average of 490,000. Monday guests included Bill Shorten.

Bachelor In Paradise did 666,000 after 680,000 on Monday last week. The show now only has a two-part finale to run next week meaning MasterChef must be close to launch. It should be action stations as soon as MKR confirms its grand final.

The 1990 movie Pretty Woman then did 309,000 after 8.30pm.


Australian Story was on 575,000.

Four Corners did 513,000 with its report on the race to riches for Australia’s new marijuana moguls.

Media Watch was on 573,000 followed by Q&A with 385,000.


The second week of Elizabeth: Pomp And Circumstance did 235,000.

A repeat of Trust Me, I’m A Doctor was on 220,000 followed by 24 Hours In Emergency on 206,000.

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