TV Ratings Feb 6: Seven extends its lead as another MKR team crashes

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

• Seven extends its lead as another My Kitchen Rules team crashes
• Leila McKinnon and Sophie Monk lift ACA, Married’s final wedding
• Best of the rest: Celebrity, Checkout roasts Jetstar, UK WDYTYA?


Seven had a big lead with a primary channel share close to 28%, while it was the combined channel share champ too with 34.9%.

Mason took on the River Boys on Home And Away. The Monday night audience of 725,000 turned into 681,000 last night.

My Kitchen Rules was in Brisbane for a big fat Greek feast with Stuss and Steve. It didn’t go well with Pete Evans giving the main course of Greek baked lamb just one out of 10. They could be in line for the first elimination episode, but there are still two teams to cook in this round. The episode pushed close to 1.2m. Tuesday last week did 1.06m.

It was episode 13 of The Good Doctor and Shaun made a controversial assumption about a patient’s motives. Seven has caught up to the US with new episodes and there are just five new episodes left between now and the season end. The audience is holding up well and the average watching until close to 10.30pm was 1.05m. Two eps screened last week were both over 1m.

Two episodes of Grey’s Anatomy followed on Seven’s medical night with the first on 277,000 and the second on 138,000.


A Current Affair started with a Chris Allen exclusive about how police are using force to deal with crime in Byron Bay. But it was the Sophie Monk exclusive that we wanted to see and story three delivered via a Leila McKinnon interview delivered in two parts. Sophie is making plans to have a baby and she didn’t dump Stu via social media. The episode did 854,000, which was up on Monday’s 813,000.

Married At First Sight managed to keep the weddings coming all the way to episode seven. But that’s it, no more. For the rest of the show there was more coverage of the honeymoons. The episode did 899,000, up on Monday, after 901,000 on Tuesday a week ago.

The second episode of One Night With My Ex did 250,000. Then it was time for Beauty And The Beach at 10pm on 140,000.


The Project 7pm did 498,000 featuring good interviews with Chris Hemsworth and then Macklemore to finish the show.

It was party time for the hosts and crew at I’m A Celebrity… for the 100th episode, although upon checking it was realised it was actually episode 101 so the festivities ended as quickly as they began. There wasn’t much of a party for the celebrities…it was tucker Tuesday. The numbers were down week-on-week from 844,000 to 626,000.

Hughesy, We Have A Problem followed on 515,000, down from 604,000 a week ago.

NCIS: Los Angeles has kept its Tuesday slot with 264,000 last night.


The Checkout looked at new TVs and then had a long F.U. Tube devoted to Jetstar. (And deservedly so.) The audience was 519,000 after 524,000 for the debut last week.

The science show Catalyst looked at robotics and the rural industry and did 443,000.


A UK episode of Who Do You Think You Are? featuring Danny Dyer did 154,000 at 7.30pm.

SBS World News was not far off the channel’s best with 135,000.

Best Of Insight did 105,000 and the numbers climbed ever-so-slightly to 108,000 for Dateline Best of 2017.

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