1.66m as My Kitchen Rules tops Gallipoli’s 1.1m
Ratings: A 9pm start for Gallipoli left it with a tough job to top the ratings, leaving MKR to keep its crown.
Seven’s cooking contest topped Monday night with 1.66m viewers storming the competition in its path: The Block was 919,000 and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! was 651,000 / 614,000.
Gallipoli won its 9pm timeslot with 1.1m viewers but a decision to launch at 9pm meant the second episode dropped to 804,000 and we’ll need to see Timeshifted figures next week. Social media was also complaining about the number of advertisements, but Nine has boldly made the entire series available ad-free on Stan.
Despite the huge marketing push by Nine, it was Seven that won the night with 32.3% then Nine 28.7%, ABC 18.9%, TEN 16.1% and SBS 4.0%.
MKR was the only show to crack the magic million for Seven with Seven News at 966,000 / 963,000, Home and Away (882,000), Movie: Pitch Perfect (642,000) and Million Dollar Minute (422,000).
Following Gallipoli (1.1m / 804,000) for Nine were Nine News (1.08m / 1.07m), A Current Affair (945,000), The Block (919,000) and Hot Seat (524,000).
ABC News (880,000) led ABC then Australian Story (853,000), 7:30 (826,000), Q & A (626,000 / 125,000), Media Watch (638,000), ABC News Late (560,000), Four Corners (549,000) and Antiques Roadshow (309,000).
TEN coded I’m A Celebrity Get Me out of Here! into two (651,000 / Intruders 614,000). TEN Eyewitness News was 629,000, The Project was 581,000 / 446,000, The Bold and the Beautiful was 418,000, Law and Order: SVU was 327,000 / 211,000.
Worst Place to Be a Pilot was 255,000 on SBS ONE then Swallowed by a Black Hole (167,000), SBS World News (164,000) and Rick Stein’s Spain (104,000). Uncle was just 58,000.
ABC2’s Octonauts led multichannels with 292,000 viewers.
ABC News Breakfast: 95,000 / 66,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 10 February 2015