MKR, Doc Martin trump I’m a Celebrity finale
Ratings: TEN's reality final falls below its 2015 result, but the news is worse for Australia's Got Talent.
The announcement of Brendan Fevola as King of the Jungle in I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here drew 858,000 viewers.
Falling on a long weekend in some cities, it was well down on the 1.14m who tuned in to see ‘Freddie’ Flintoff crowned in 2015.
The bulk of the finale averaged 719,000 viewers – also down on 2015’s 999,000 viewers.
The finale was trumped by MKR and ABC’s Doc Martin, both after 7:30pm.
The night was also not kind to the first half of Nine’s Australia’s Got Talent grand final on just 575,000 viewers -a mere 1,000 viewers above the show’s lowest ever figures.
Seven network won convincingly with 31.5% then Nine 25.5%, TEN 18.4%, ABC 17.7% and SBS 7.0%.
My Kitchen Rules topped the night at 1.45m viewers for Seven then Seven News (1.03m), Sunday Night (755,000), and The Blacklist (351,000 / 272,000).
Nine News (1.01m) was best for Nine then 60 Minutes (695,000) and Australia’s Got Talent (575,000). The Amazing Noughties was 276,000.
Following I’m A Celebrity for TEN were American Crime Story (605,000), TEN Eyewitness News was 304,000 and NCIS: New Orleans was 256,000.
Doc Martin drew a big crowd for ABC at 1.04m viewers then ABC News (862,000), Call the Midwife (680,000) and Joanna Lumley’s Nile (407,000). Compass drew 275,000.
On SBS it was Egypt: What Lies Beneath (217,000), The Story of Egypt (209,000), SBS World News (149,000) and Dan Snow: Last Heroes of D-Day (106,000).
Best on multichannels was Peppa Pig at 221,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 13 March 2016