TV Ratings: MKR sees biggest audience this season

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

• MKR’s roller-coaster week: Highest-ever score gets year’s biggest audience
• Married At First Sight twins close to 900,000, Celebrity third in slot on 750,000
• Monday returns: House Husbands on 644,000, Four Corners 713,000

Seven’s winning streak has stretched from January 20 and the start of the Australian Open and it blasted past night 18 with the best My Kitchen Rules audience this year watching the highest-ever score on the cooking show. Seven was in charge again in primary and combined channel share.

Nine was secure in second place as the ABC came into calculations again with a share of 14.5% as its Monday night schedule returned with Media Watch and Four Corners both over 700,000.


MKR had its biggest audience this season with 1.34m outperforming the series launch when 1.30m tuned in. South Australia’s Tim and Kyle finally delivered some good food on the show, scoring 100 out of a possible 110. Pete and Manu gave the first two courses perfect 10s and then each gave the dessert of key lime pie with vanilla ice cream an 8. Even their usually super-critical fellow contestants succumbed to their cooking skills, giving them 44 out of 50.

The ob doc Bride and Prejudice: The Forbidden Weddings then did 764,000 after launching last week on 874,000.

Earlier in the day Seven screened Super Bowl 51 with the following metro numbers: halftime show 421,000, match 376,000 and post-game 264,000. The match last year had a metro average audience of 400,000. Seven reported this morning that it delivered 3.4m streaming minutes during the game, up 35% on the numbers for Super Bowl 50 last year.


A Current Affair had its best audience for a while with 849,000 for stories including the real struggle street and cocaine busts.

Married At First Sight was again close to 900,000 as the episode featuring the double wedding with twins ranked second in the timeslot.

House Husbands returned at 9pm with an opening episode audience of 644,000.


On I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! the contestants voted Jay Laga’aia camp leader with 749,000 watching.

Earlier in the night The Project did 624,000 with an episode of Life In Pieces later in the night just under 300,000.


The Monday schedule returned with Australian Story on 559,000, Four Corners tracking the Trump victory on 713,000 and the first Media Watch of the new year delving into fake news with 721,000.

Later in the night Q&A did 581,000.


A repeat of Michael Mosley: Trust Me I’m A Doctor did 259,000 at 7.30pm.

Later in the night Undressed did 78,000.

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