TV Ratings April 26: Talent shows secure Nine’s fourth consecutive win

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

• Penultimate episode of My Kitchen Rules pulls biggest midweek audience
• Night of talent shows secures fourth consecutive win in week 17 for Nine
• Aussie Property Flippers debuts with 550,000 after MKR on Seven

Nine makes it four wins in a row after the combo of The Voice and the launch of Britain’s Got Talent secure a winning share of 23.6%.

Seven was in second place for both primary channel share and combined channel share. It has been a challenging week for Seven with My Kitchen Rules playing in a much more competitive market. In 2016 both The Voice and MasterChef didn’t launch until after MKR wrapped for the year. This year MKR has not led Seven to a victory in its final week after it was unassailable over the same period 12 months ago.


The last episode of My Kitchen Rules before the grand final next week saw mother and daughter Valerie and Courtney defeat Tim and Kyle for a spot in that grand final. They will now compete against Amy and Tyson on Sunday night. The winning team last night scored 50 out of 60 with an eight or a nine from all judges, while Tim and Kyle were not far behind, but with sevens and eights from the judges for a total of 46.

Viewers on Sunday night wanting to see the final will be asked to sit through the first episode of House Rules at 7pm before MKR starts around 8pm.

Seven launched its new Aussie Property Flippers last night with a unit on the Gold Coast and a house in Sydney’s west being renovated. There is no host as is common in these reality formats, but a friendly voiceover. The program debuted with 548,000, well under Britain’s Got Talent on Nine around the same time with 671,000.


Episode three of The Voice and the numbers are moving closer to 1m. The episode trailed MKR in Sydney but the two major reality formats were tied in Melbourne with each just over 390,000.

The Voice week 1 2017
Monday 1.18m
Tuesday 1.18m
Wednesday 1.07m

After The Voice Nine premiered a new season of Britain’s Got Talent, which is being fast-tracked by Nine after launching in the UK just last week. The judging panel is Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams. The first episode did 671,000, winning its timeslot, and was key to Nine winning the night.


Peter Helliar didn’t win a Gold Logie on Sunday, but it was still a celebration of Helliar this week. Helliar and Kat Stewart starred during the Logie presentation, Helliar’s show The Project was again the channel’s #1 last night (579,000 at 7pm) and he had his own stand-up special last night on TEN.

Called Peter Helliar: One Hot Mess, the show did 261,000 after 8.30pm. The special was a co-production between Helliar’s new company Pablo Pictures and Kevin Whyte‘s Guesswork TV.

The lead-in for Helliar at 7.30pm was The Graham Norton Show with 370,000 watching.


Anh’s Brush With Fame did 565,000 at 8pm followed by The Weekly on 525,000 at 8.30pm.

You Can’t Ask That did 442,000 at 9pm and then The Warriors did 250,000 at 9.30pm.

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