TV Ratings April 29: MKR finals keep series narrowly ahead of The Voice

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

• Second night of MKR finals keeps series narrowly ahead of The Voice
• 60 Minutes combo outrates Royal Wedding special on Sunday Night
• Big afternoon crowd watches Seven in Perth for Dockers v Eagles derby

Seven

My Kitchen Rules got the channel off to a strong start in a new week with 1.16m, although the finals audience was down on last week’s Sunday episode on 1.28m. Alex & Emily defeated young guns Stella & Jazzey to earn the second semifinal spot for 2018. All five remaining teams cooked in round one last night, with the best two then facing off.

Melissa Doyle was in the UK for interviews for a special Royal Wedding edition of Sunday Night. Perhaps surprisingly the numbers were down almost 200,000 on the previous Sunday – 747,000 last night versus 949,000 a week ago.

On Seven Perth in particular it was a big afternoon with a Perth crowd of 266,000 watching the local derby between the Dockers and the Eagles. That was more than the audience watching Collingwood v Richmond in Melbourne.

Nine

The Voice started with a duet between Kelly Rowland and Delta Goodrem and then included a wedding proposal later in the episode (not involving either coach!). The Sunday episode did 1.06m and pulled a slightly bigger crowd than My Kitchen Rules in Sydney.

60 Minutes managed to outrate Sunday Night with reports from Liz Hayes, Tom Steinfort was with Ben Simmons, and then Tara Brown questioned why there continues to be a wage gap between men and women. The episode did 793,000, which was well up on last week’s 594,000.

TEN

Westworld’s James Marsden was a guest on The Sunday Project with an audience of 423,000 after 7pm.

The first part of the two-part final of Bachelor In Paradise did 627,000, down from the 688,000 watching on Sunday a week ago. The final four couples went on their last dates before tonight’s commitment ceremonies.

An NCIS repeat then did 207,000 followed by SEAL Team on 156,000.

ABC

Grand Designs again found a place in the top 10 with 591,000.

A Midsomer Murders repeat then did 382,000.

SBS

A repeat of The Celts did 209,000.

A screening of the Michael Moore doco Capitalism: A Love Story then did 181,000.

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