Seven upstages TV’s ‘night of nights’
Ratings: While the Logie Awards finally lifts above its Red Carpet Arrivals, it falls short of MKR's strong semi-final.
Yet again Seven programming has snatched the night from Nine’s Logies broadcast thanks largely to its My Kitchen Rules semi-final.
MKR scored 1.67m viewers, upstaging the Logies averaging 971,000 (preliminary) across a nearly 4 hour broadcast.
Interestingly this year the Live awards ceremony managed to out-rate the earlier Red Carpet Arrivals of 958,000 -perhaps putting an end to claims viewers are only interested in the frocks.
Seven network won the night with a share of 34.8% then Nine 31.1%, TEN 15.05, ABC 14.7% and SBS 4.3%.
Following MKR for Seven were Seven News (1.6m) and Sunday Night (1.02m). Castle was 436,000 / 287,000.
Nine News (1.35m) was best for Nine then the Logie Awards (971,000 / 958,000 in preliminary figures). Kings of Comedy was 326,000 in preliminary figures including some spill-over of the Logies.
Modern Family (609,000 / 534,000) was best for TEN. Movie: Iron Man was 514,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 408,000, NCIS: New Orleans was 186,000 and Empire was just 81,000.
ABC News (843,000) was best for ABC then Poldark (585,000), Animal Super Senses (559,000), Compass (301,000) and Fortitude (284,000).
On SBS ONE it was She Wolves: England’s Early Queens (207,000), China’s Great Wall (179,000), Sex Death and the Meaning of Life (127,000) and A League (101,000).
7TWO’s Escape to the Country (239,000) ruled multichannels.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 3 May 2015