TV Ratings Feb 15: Seven unleashes Winter Olympics snowstorm

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

• Seven unleashes Winter Olympics snowstorm: 42.5% network share
• Best of the rest: My Kitchen Rules, A Current Affair, Gogglebox

Seven

After hovering close to or just under 700,00 for the week, Home and Away ended the first week of survey on 629,000 with just one episode last night.

A rare Thursday edition of My Kitchen Rules travelled to Perth to sample the instant kitchen run by Davide and Marco, who were promising true Italian cooking. They are now second on the group two leaderboard with 99 after a good performance with their mains and desserts. The Thursday audience was on 947,000.

Night 6 of Winter Olympics coverage followed with 891,000.

Nine

A Current Affair again won its timeslot with 757,000.

No Married At First Sight and RBT filled the hour after A Current Affair with 471,000.

The 2015 remake of the movie Point Break then did 244,000.

TEN

The channel had its best and easily most-competitive night of the week with a primary share of 13.6%, close to Nine’s 13.8%.

The Project 7pm was under 400,000 though despite the presence of Lisa Wilkinson.

Episode 14 of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! ran for close to 90 minutes with 581,000 watching.

Gogglebox Australia followed with 649,000, which was the channel’s best as the viewers tuned into the Winter Olympics and the Neighbours special.

Then it was time for an encore screening of This Is Us at 10pm with 141,000.

ABC

A new season of Call The Midwife for FTA viewers did 458,000 with a start time of 8pm.

A second episode of Q&A this week looked at the #MeToo movement and did 289,000.

SBS

In another episode in Scotland for Great British Railway Journeys Michael Portillo traveled from Dundee to Aberdeen. The gift that keeps on giving delivered a Thursday audience of 209,000.

Episode six of Shane Delia’s Recipe For Life did 88,000.

Running Wild with Bear Grylls was in Yosemite with Channing Tatum. The episode did 78,000.

In the 9.30pm slot was Knightfall on 79,000.

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