• Formal ratings year under way with two 1m+ audiences
• Married At First Sight records second successive 1.25m+
• Audience flocks back to MKR with season high 1.04m
FTA TV news/current affairs
• Seven News 951,000
• Nine News 940,000
• ABC News 645,000
• Insiders 364,000
• The Project 176,000/298,000
• 10 News First 244,000
• Offsiders 135,000
• SBS World News 120,000
• Sunrise 244,000
• Today 186,000
Week 7 Reality Battle
Married At First Sight
• Sunday 1,263,000
My Kitchen Rules
• Sunday 1,046,000
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here
• Sunday 544,000/625,000
The great news for Seven as survey officially gets under way is the surge in viewing for My Kitchen Rules. After two weeks of episodes and a previous high of 840,000, MKR has crashed through the 1m mark. Doing a poor job in their instant kitchen last night were brothers Josh and Austin who got a lecture from Manu after they took over four hours to deliver the main course which managed a score of just 1 out of 10 from Pete and Manu.
The much-hyped Operation Live followed with a birth that seemed to have been pre-recorded. Watching a pre-record is fine for some viewers who get too nervous with the thought of something going wrong during a live procedure. The audience was 544,000, which was well behind Nine’s 60 Minutes.
A commitment ceremony and a C-bomb brawl were two of the attractions on offer with another bumper crowd tuning into Married At First Sight. The audience of 1.25m+ should ensure Nine is well placed again for another good ratings week.
Nine has now won four consecutive Sundays in the winning streak that started with the first Sunday of the Australian Open.
Helping keep Nine’s numbers strong was 60 Minutes, which started with a Scientology investigation and ended a profile of Nine star Hamish Blake and his wife Zoë Foster. The episode did great business with 904,000 after 856,000 a week ago.
It was time for Natasha Exelby to leave the jungle on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! last night. The episode did 544,000 and then 625,000 after 596,000 and 690,000 on Sunday a week ago.
Hollywood legend Ellyn Burstyn was a special guest on The Sunday Project with 298,000 after 7pm, down from 358,000 a week ago.
The channel got into the survey mood with two launches last night.
The first of the new series was the three-part doco series Magical Land Of Oz from Northern Pictures, which started with a look at oceans and islands with 552,000 watching.
The second episode of The Cry then did 486,000 after launching with 574,000 a week ago.
The other new series was Mrs Wilson starring Ruth Wilson, which did 391,000 with its 9.40pm start.
Share dropped below 4% for only the second time in two weeks.
The channel’s best audience was for SBS World News at 6.30pm with 120,000 tuned in.
A second doco on sinkholes in two weeks didn’t quite make it to 100,000 at 7.30pm.