MKR, First Dates take Seven to the win.

Ratings: Seven's shows lifted on their performance of last week, with Nine's Embassy trailing in fourth place.


Seven’s grip on Wednesday with My Kitchen Rules and First Dates shows no signs of slipping, with both shows enjoying a modest lift on last week.

I’m A Celebrity also rose as Shane Warne battled his spider phobia before being eliminated. That left the return of The Embassy in fourth spot for Nine, not helped by inconsistent scheduling.

ABC’s Home Delivery and The Weekly also lifted last night with Black Comedy bowing out on 334,000.

Seven network won with 34.0% then Nine 23.3%, TEN 18.4%, ABC 16.7% and SBS 7.5%.

My Kitchen Rules (1.4m) ruled again for Seven then Nine News (986,000 / 937,000), Home and Away (796,000), First Dates (754,000), The Chase (551,000 / 384,000) and Ramsay’s Hotel Hell (348,000).

Nine News (1.01m / 974,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (806,000), Hot Seat (549,000), The Embassy (423,000). The Footy Show NRL was 197,000 in 2 cities and Gravity was 156,000 in 2 cities.

The bulk of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here was 797,000 for TEN. The Project was 573,000 / 430,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 510,000, Madam Secretary was 508,000 and The Good Wife was 305,000.

ABC News was 829,000 for ABC then 7:30 (711,000), Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (651,000), The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (600,000), Adam Hills: The Last Leg (335,000), Black Comedy (334,000) and Antiques Roadshow (286,000).

On SBS it was 24 Hours in Emergency (295,000), Vikings (248,000), Walking Through History (221,000) and SBS World News (130,000).

Peppa Pig topped multicannels with 260,000.

Today: 335,000
Sunrise: 315,000
ABC News Breakfast: 105,000 / 55,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 9 March 2016.

5 Responses

  1. I have made mention before of my disdain for the NRL Footy Show, but surely Nine needs to look at those numbers right? I mean under 200,000 viewers in two metro NRL-centric cities at 8:30 primetime is a disaster. Any other show would be yanked very quickly on those numbers… Why is it that the this show continuously flies by with awful numbers and gets away with it… year after year?

  2. I watched the first few weeks of First Dates and last week because I knew someone on it), but I feel the novelty is over for me. I think the developing storyline of the Bachelor with the same people every week makes me more likely to watch vs. different randoms each week where it doesn’t matter if I miss a show. Instead, I watched Black Comedy after missing the rest of the series….and I don’t know if I can fairly judge on one show, but it was not funny at all, a big disappointment after last years run.

  3. Seven are so good at managing risks while top of the leaderboard. First Dates is a far smarter format than the Bachelor and probably wouldn’t be a first choice for 7 – however, with everything else working in their spots, they move to a roast chicken with a more rich stuffing this time and the audience responds. By the time the fired chicken dating version on Ten goes to air, perhaps the vacuous thing that was going for the show will be a bit too overt for some of last years audience…. We’ll soon see.

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