TV Ratings: Tuesday delivers MKR’s highest score, highest ratings…again

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


Seven continues to ride on the back of My Kitchen Rules where the show asserted its dominance again last night lifting its audience above 1.4m for the first time this season and for the second successive night showing off some exceptional cooking as another highest score record was broken.

With 25.3%, Seven recorded its best share since the night MKR launched last week.

Nine recorded its second successive night over 20% with TEN back close to 15% after a dip on Monday night. The return of new NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles lifted the TEN numbers.

Seven was also the leader in combined channel share with 32.9%.


The much-hyped My Kitchen Rules brother and sister Amy and Tyson lived up to their publicity last night delivering both the show’s best 2017 audience so far and the highest-ever score on the eight seasons old program. Their total of 102 put them just ahead of Tim and Kyle on 100. The duo received 10 out of 10 from the judges for all three courses with the exception of 9 out of 10 from Manu for their main course of pork jowl with eggplant purée, pumpkin purée, pomme frites and apple cider sauce.

In a surprise elimination twist tonight, the bottom two teams – hustlers David and Betty and flatmates Bek and Ash – face off in sudden death to determine the first team to be eliminated from MKR in 2017. Bek and Ash are lucky to get another chance instead of sudden elimination after their record low score of 26.

Elsewhere on Seven 800 Words backed up its 797,000 last week with 737,000 last night.


A Current Affair was back over 800,000, just, with stories that included someone with an addiction to Minties!

Married At First Sight had its second successive strong Tuesday with another 900,000+ audience as the show revisited the runaway bride drama. The show is also promising some drama tonight at the first dinner party.

The Tuesday movie Just Go With It did 323,000.


On I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, the Tucker Chewsday challenge episode did 737,000 after 824,000 on Tuesday last week. Nazeem had to endure some shockers last night and somehow he was still managing to smile at the end of it in an eat-it-or-wear-it challenge.

The Project 7pm did 576,000 with The Living End‘s Chris Cheney talking about the American Idiot musical.

A new episode of NCIS returned to Tuesday with 504,000 followed by new NCIS: Los Angeles on 368,000.


The first of the four-part Ice Wars launched to 466,000.


Paul Merton’s Secret Stations did 236,000 and was the channel’s only show in the metro top 50.

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