TV Ratings April 16: MKR tops Paradise and Big Bang with 829k

• 7.30pm Easter battle: MKR v Paradise v Big Bang Theory

Tuesday: Week 16 2019 (Easter week 1)

• Seven wins third successive night of week 16, eight in a row
• 7.30pm Easter battle: MKR v Paradise v Big Bang Theory
• Not forgetting Leigh Sales v Michael Portillo of course!

• Seven News 1,007,000/1,003,000
• Nine News 918,000/829,000
• A Current Affair 696,000
• ABC News 714,000
• 7.30 558,000
• The Project 285,000/448,000
• 10 News First 417,000
• SBS World News 144,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 310,000
• Today 233,000


Seven has won the first three nights of Easter week 16. And it has actually won every night – eight of them – since the end of Married At First Sight.

Sunrise pushed above 300,000 with live coverage of the Notre Dame fire. Today lifted over 200,000 with around 550,000 metro watching the two commercial breakfast shows.

The Home And Away audience hardly changed, after 675,000 Monday, it did 677,000 last night.

The Tuesday episode of My Kitchen Rules offered much for longtime fans of the franchise. The audience of 829,000 was a clear timeslot leader, yet was down on 854,000 a week ago.

Some of MKR’s favourite teams from the past 10 years returned to judge dishes from the five remaining semi-final hopefuls.

Victor & G served underdone chicken to an unimpressed David & Betty, but Josh & Austin impressed with one of the best dishes they’ve ever served in the competition. However it was a triumphant Pat & Bianca who scored the third semi-final place, cooking the dish that brought them together (in a food sense) a classic, simple yet ever popular, carbonara. There is no show tonight, but it returns Easter Sunday with a triple elimination.

Another entertaining episode of The Ultimate Road Trip with Gordon Ramsay and friends followed with 301,000 after 326,000 a week ago.


A Current Affair shed exactly 100,000 viewers, down from 796,000 Monday to 696,000.

A new Big Bang Theory episode then did 544,000 followed by a repeat on 494,000.

A repeat of 1984’s Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom did 326,000


Share continued to hover around a much-improved 12%.

Bachelor In Paradise performed well with its key demos as #1 16-39 and 18-49 plus a strong leader in all demos for women under 50. The audience of 526,000 narrowly trailed the audiences close to 550,000 for the first two episodes last week.

NCIS then did 274,000.


The premiere of The Recording Studio screened at 8pm with 338,000.

The second of the three-part Employable Me then did 341,000 after launching with 355,000 a week ago.

A bit of Easter programming followed with 174,000 watching a repeat of Jesus: Countdown To Calvary.


Michael Portillo was on Deutsche Bahn’s best last night crossing Germany for 270,000 viewers of Great Continental Railway Journeys.

Insight then did 244,000 followed by Dateline on 170,000.

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