The Block nudging My Kitchen Rules, Schapelle scoop disappoints.

Ratings: Seven won the night but Nine was winning from 7:40pm while TEN couldn't manage 500,000.

Twins_5_001With 1.09m viewers for Seven’s Sunday Night story on Schapelle Corby it’s clear the nation’s interest in the story has now waned. The thought of any follow-up story with her reuniting with her mother would be better served by her having Schapelle reunited with INXS. They pulled 1.9m viewers for the show the week before.

Seven did well until 7:40pm, but The Block‘s room reveal was nipping at Seven’s heels. Now the instant restaurants are over, the show could be more susceptible. Nine’s Fat Tony dropped but was still enough to win the timeslot.

Over on TEN the trouble continues with the network unable to pull 500,000 viewers. It has even strategically split So You Think You Can Dance Australia into two figures in order to elicit a higher average.

Seven network won with 34.1% then Nine 30.8%, ABC 15.7%, TEN 13.3% and SBS 6.1%.

My Kitchen Rules (1.62m) topped the night for Seven then Seven News (1.25m), Sunday Night (1.09m), Downton Abbey (991,000) and V8 Supercars (647,000 ). Castle was 278,000.

The Block hit a new season high at 1.5m viewers for Nine followed by 60 Minutes (1.2m), Fat Tony and Co. (1.13m), Nine News (1.12m),  and Person of Interest (502,000).

ABC News (779,000) led ABC1 then David Attenborough (764,000), Rake (638,000), a Compass repeat (323,000) and a Midsomer Murders repeat (269,000).

TEN under-performed with TEN Eyewitness News best at 438,000. So You Think You Can Dance Australia was split into two figures of 408,000 / 329,000. David Attenborough: Meerkats was 305,000, Graham Norton was 296,000 and Have You Been Paying Attention? was 226,000.

Stephen Hawking: A Brief History of Mine was best on SBS ONE at 229,000 then Mysterious Sunken Cities (193,000) World News Australia (167,000).

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom on ABC topped multichannels at 232,000. Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras was 137,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 2 March 2014

29 Responses

  1. I know there are calls for MKR to be only ‘instant restaurants’. But I think the show’s greatest strength, being the second half of cooking challenges, wields it’s most dangerous weapon — that being, it fatigues viewers for Masterchef.

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