TV Ratings Jan 30: Seven’s MKR & The Good Doctor double wins again

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

My Kitchen Rules holds above 1m and at #1 Tuesday

• Tomic’s break point, The Checkout returns, World News #1 at SBS

Seven again carved out the biggest TV audiences last night with a replay of its Monday schedule – My Kitchen Rules into The Good Doctor.

While My Kitchen Rules takes took spot, Nine’s Married At First Sight ranked #1 in the key demos.

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here was competitive in the key demos and it managed a bigger male audience 25-54 last night.


Home and Away had its second night over 700,000 after 796,000 Monday and 733,000 Tuesday.

On My Kitchen Rules, Alex and Emily promised big things but weren’t able to get close to Josh and Nic. The opening night score of 87 tops the leaderboard after Alex and Emily earned 70.

My Kitchen Rules was holding just above 1m for the second consecutive night.

Seven also offered up another episode of The Good Doctor with one more episode up its sleeve until it catches up with the US. After 1.09m on Monday, the Tuesday audience was 1.01m.

The veteran US medical drama Grey’s Anatomy returned last night in a clever piece of medical scheduling with 289,000 watching after 10pm.


After a Monday audience of 900,000, A Current Affair slipped back to 767,000 on Tuesday.

The second episode of Married At First Sight as the no-expense-spared weddings with strangers continued with some hilarious results. The show has held just over 900,000 for a second successive night.

The second season of Britain’s One Night With My Ex then debuted after 9pm with 353,000 watching.


The Project started on 362,000 at 6.30pm and then climbed to 599,000 after 7pm. As well as more promos for Celebrity, the show welcomed back Hughesy on the night his new show premiered and then spoke with Mrs Brown’s Boys’ Brendan O’Carroll.

Bernard Tomic seemed to have made his mind up on Monday he would quit the reality show and on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here Australia he became the first person to utter those words before they were instructed to depart. After 859,000 on Monday, the Tuesday episode did 852,000.

The premiere of Hughesy, We Have A Problem did 632,000 after Celebrity. Mediaweek’s Andrew Mercado said the show is a version of Beauty & The Beast with Dave Hughes taking on the role of the Beast in this series. Hear Andrew Mercado talking about the series and the long history of Beauty & The Beast in the new Mercado & Manning TV podcast released today.


The Checkout returned at 8pm with some good FU Tube videos, although Julian Morrow was drowned out at the end by the ABC voiceover promoting the next show. The first show back for 2018 did 523,000, which is close to what recent episodes did on Thursday nights.

Catalyst then returned with 443,000.

The doco Surviving School: My Year 7 Life then followed after 9.30pm with 199,000.


SBS World News was the channel’s best performer with 157,000 after 6.30pm.

A UK episode of Who Do You Think You Are? featuring Ricky Tomlinson did 137,000.

Next was The Best Of Insight on 111,000 and then One Born Every Minute on 127,000.

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