TV Ratings February 4: My Kitchen Rules lifts – but can’t catch MAFS

• Seven drew level with Nine on combined channel share with both on 30.1%.

Week 6 2019 – Summer schedule – Monday

• Married and Mark Llewellyn’s new crime series keep Nine #1
• Four Corners, Media Watch and Q&A return to ABC Mondays

FTA early evening TV news/current affairs

• Seven News 1,061,000/1,033,000
• Nine News 898,000/905,000
• A Current Affair 808,000
• ABC News 772,000
• 7.30 651,000
• 10 News First 423,000
• SBS World News 131,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 287,000
• Today 220,000
• News Breakfast 129,000

Week 6 Reality Battle

Married At First Sight
• Sunday 1,088,000
• Monday 1,117,000

My Kitchen Rules
• Sunday 808,000
• Monday 841,000

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here
• Sunday 591,000/662,000
• Monday 561,000/520,000

Seven

Although Nine was #1 primary channel, Seven drew level with Nine on combined channel share with both on 30.1%.

My Kitchen Rules lifted closer to 850,000 as Andy & Ruby took their guests on a “de leche” trip to Peru, llamas included. Some good cooking now sees the duo at the top of the leader board.

It was a rare night off in the Big Bash League with no game for either Seven or Fox Cricket.

After MKR Seven screened Billy Connolly’s Ultimate World Tour with the comedian sharing highlights from previous series and taking viewers through Florida where he now lives. The special did 463,000. It went to air in the UK late last year just days before the two-part spectacular doco Billy Connolly: Made In Scotland.

Seven did have cricket earlier in the day with the last day of the second test between Australia and Sri Lanka. The first session did 174,000 followed the second session, which is when Australia claimed victory, on 243,000.

Earlier in the day 7mate’s coverage of the Super Bowl did 234,000 with 209,000 watching the halftime show.

Nine

Nine’s A Current Affair started its new week on 808,000 and the news that former Today newsreader Sylvia Jeffreys will be joining the show.

Married At First Sight continues to kick ratings goals, with a Monday audience of 1.11m keeping it #1 all people and in key demos.

Another winner for Nine last night was news man Mark Llewellyn who took his crime reporting skills to Nine last year. His new series Murder, Lies & Alibis did 617,000 on debut as it won its timeslot.

10

Singer/songwriter Julia Michaels was a guest on The Project with 460,000 after 7pm.

The first of the daily eliminations on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! saw the star of The Bold and The Beautiful, Katherine Kelly Lang, depart just after one week in the jungle. The episode did 565,000 with 520,000 watching the elimination of the soap superstar.

Murphy Brown then did 312,000 followed by a Graham Norton repeat on 118,000.

ABC

No Sarah Ferguson on the first episode of Four Corners last night with reporter Michael Brissenden stepping into front the episode. It was a compelling piece of TV too, a report from Sophie McNeill about a Saudi teenager, trapped in transit, on the run from her family and the Saudi state, hoping to make it to Australia. McNeill flew to Bangkok, slipped past security and joined Rahaf Al Qunun as the young woman barricaded herself inside a hotel room. The episode was on 561,000.

Also were returning last night were Media Watch on 520,000 and Q&A on 384,000.

Earlier in the night Back Roads did 575,000.

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