MKR Monday doubles Got Talent and I’m a Celebrity

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Monday was another thumping night for the Seven network, which has widened the gap over its rivals compared with last week.

My Kitchen Rules grew to 1.69m, up 12,000 viewers from last Monday. It was more than double Australia’s Got Talent‘s 736,000 down by 115,000, and I’m a Celebrity on 682,000, down by 53,000. Downton Abbey‘s return was also up 70,000 on its 2015 debut.

Seven Network share was 34.3% then Nine 23.7%, ABC 19.0%, TEN 18.6% and 4.4%.

Also for Seven last night were Seven News (1.12m / 1.06m), Home and Away (946,000), Downton Abbey (842,000) and The Chase (552,000 / 358,000).

Nine News (1.05m / 1.02m) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (885,000), Australia’s Got Talent (736,000), The Farmer Wants a Wife (557,000) and Hot Seat (484,000). Who Do You Think You Are? was 244,000.

ABC News (870,000) led for ABC then 7:30 (747,000), Australian Story (728,000), Media Watch (655,000), Four Corners (637,000) and Q & A (534,000 / 15,000).

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here was 682,000 on TEN. The Project was 652,000 / 422,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 477,000, and CSI Cyber was 453,000 295,000.

On SBS it was Does Online Dating Really Work? (155,000), Trawlermen (151,000), SBS World News (122,000) and Bear Grylls Mission Survive (97,000).

Peppa Pig topped multichannels with 230,000.

Today: 308,000
Sunrise: 304,000
ABC News Breakfast: 81,000 / 51,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 15 February 2016


  1. Haven’t watched Australia’s Got Talent now for several series as some of the acts were really stupid so am not surprised that it is still not doing well, should have been put to rest a few years ago and found something else that is new and fresh instead of trying to resurrect old shows, unfortunately all channels taking up old programmes from other channels think that things are going to improve with them but that rarely happens.

    • Agreed. Some of the acts that I have seen was very silly.
      It made me think that when a TV Network wants to revive a reality show, a few people want to enjoy this, while others just avoid this.

  2. its a glorified Red Faces from the Hey Hey days but Red Faces was better. The host is awful….really back choice by Nine…and the acts are very average but made out to be amazing. Just boring television.

  3. David, any figures for the ABC’s return of Antiques Roadshow vs what Pointless was getting?

    Very sorry to see Pointless gone, but I imagine a 45 minute show is not the easiest thing to schedule.

  4. Secret Squïrrel

    Really good final ep of The Returned last night. Thought it was going to wrap everything up and that’d be it but then the last 2 minutes created a starting point for a third series. Hopefully we won’t have to wait 3 years this time around.

    • Yes, I loved it – very moving and really resonated. Will really miss it.
      Yes, quite a few loose ends and question marks still remaining, especially as to why the second bunch of Les Revenants came back and why Victor purposely caused the school bus to crash over the edge of the dam, as well as Simon and Adele wandering off into that cave and forgetting all about Would be nice to think they’re perhaps leaving it open for a 3rd series but seems, if this happens, it will be a whole new scenario
      A great review/recap of the finale in The Guardian….

    • I think it more the fact that 7’s other programing is strong. If people are watching 7News and plan on watching MKR, they are insetivilsed to just leave it on H&A.

    • harrypotter1994

      Last nights episode had Stephen Peacocke reprising his role as the ever popular Brax that H&A molded their whole show around for a few years. He is helping drive viewers back in

    • I’m not sure either. Every year I think this will be the year the show will tank but sure enough it powers along with huge ratings. I only sporadically watch it and it seems to be the exact same show year after year without any real changes. I’m guessing the fact that Seven has wisely chosen to only show it once a year has helped and they advertise the hell out of it.

      • Despite the headline, MKR is tracking on par with last year (not up), and it is well down on prior years. Same night in 2013 was 2.1m, 2014: 1.9m. So there is a little waning. Will be interesting next year when Nine puts on something actually competitive against MKR and Celebrity.

          • Didn’t suggest it was. I’m sure however that people will read “doubles” the competition, “thumping” and “widened the gap” and get the impression that the MKR franchise is growing. However, this isn’t the case. It is rating similar to last year, but down on previous years.

          • The gap refers to Seven and other competitors, it increased last night compared to the previous Monday. If we compared most shows to a few years ago, nearly all of them would be down due to continued fragmentation in the sector. I haven’t compared every MKR ep with 2015 performance but agree it is on par. So far they are killin’ it.

        • “it is well done on prior years”… And so are most other comparable shows. This is more a comment on viewing habits nowadays. It’s all relative.

    • The show looks really cheap. Sophie is wearing a different outfit in every shot and the only difference between the acts we’re supposed to laugh out loud at or love unconditionally is a tragic backstory.

      • All four of the cast are in several outfits as it was filmed over different days and edited accordingly. The Voice judges were once criticised for wearing the same outfit every single week. Think I prefer the AGT method, personally. I do think they have been too peachy keen with some acts being voted through where I find myself saying “I guess you had to be there.” Overall I feel like I’ve seen this show before.

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