Reality battle between two titans leaves TEN on the floor
Ratings: The battle between My Kitchen Rules and The Block was a fair fight, but MasterChef was fourth in its timeslot.
Tassie’s likeable lads Mick and Matt were sent packing from Seven’s cook-off after losing to Adelaide’s Jenna and Joanna.
Meanwhile Nine’s All Stars version of The Block is enjoying a late surge with the audience now heavily invested in some colluding between Dan & Dani and Josh & Jenna against Phil & Amity. It’s certainly amped up the drama.
In the end the night went Seven’s way, with TEN a long way behind.
Seven network shares were 33.5%, then Nine 29.5%, ABC 19.9%, TEN 13.3% and SBS 3.9%.
MKR was 1.87m for Seven then Seven News (1.33m), Today Tonight (1.16m), Revenge (1.16m), Home and Away (932,000), Deal or No Deal (585,000) and How I Met Your Mother (526,000 / 423,000).
The Block did well with 1.47m for Nine followed by Nine News (1.25m), Big Bang (1.16m / 948,000), A Current Affair (1.07m), Two and a Half Men (699,000), Hot Seat (653,000) and Person of Interest (450,000). Footy Classified was 155,000 in 3 states.
ABC News (970,000) led ABC1 then great numbers for Media Watch (902,000), followed by Four Corners (887,000), Australian Story (816,000), 7:30 (759,000) and Q & A (631,000).
Another tough night for TEN unable to rise above TEN News (712,000). The Project was some way behind on 476,000, Masterchef was 469,000, Can of Worms was 428,000, The Simpsons was 360,000 and Hawaii Five-0 was 274,000.
SBS ONE also struggled with World News Australia (155,000), Man vs Wild and Mythbusters (both 126,000) and RocKwiz (119,000).
ABC News Breakfast: 44,000 / 22,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 11 March 2013