MKR final sees Seven double rivals in network share
Ratings: 1.97m watched MKR's grand final -and just 249,000 were there until Reno Rumble's bitter end.
Season 7 of My Kitchen Rules came to a close with 1.97m viewers watching Tasia & Gracia triumph in its Winner Announced segment. The bulk of the Grand Final drew 1.82m viewers.
It was no contest as Seven dominated viewing last night with an audience share twice its nearest competition.
The numbers were slightly down on 2015’s (2.08m / 2.04m -all are preliminary figures) but there will be smiles all round at Jones Bay today.
Not many shows were able to hold their head high once MKR began, although ABC shows held well against last week.
Bondi Rescue actually lifted for TEN and Territory Cops was on par with last week.
A Current Affair managed a timeslot win for Nine but from there it was bad news, culminating in dire numbers for the Reno Rumble grand final. Nine’s primary channel even slipped behind TEN’s into third place.
Seven network stormed the night with a 40.5% share followed by Nine 20.0%, TEN 18.3%, ABC 15.5% and SBS 5.7%.
Following MKR for Seven were Seven News (1.15m / 1.07m), Home and Away (860,000), Seven Year Switch (786,000) and The Chase (634,000 / 376,000).
Nine News (1.09m / 1.07m) led for Nine followed by A Current Affair (918,000), Hot Seat (568,000) and Cats v Dogs: Which Is Best? (421,000). Only 249,000 watched the Reno Rumble Grand Final -a disaster.
The Project (593,000 / 488,000) was best for TEN. NCIS drew 570,000, Bondi Rescue was 564,000, Territory Cops was 518,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 514,000 and NCIS: LA was 477,000.
ABC News (836,000) was out in front on ABC followed by 7:30 (641,000), Catalyst (565,000), Keeping Australia Alive (459,000), Foreign Correspondent (400,000) and Antiques Roadshow (328,000).
On SBS it was Great Continental Railways (281,000) then Insight (208,000), SBS World News (153,000). Dateline was 96,000.
ABC2’s Octonauts led multichannels at 256,000.
Today Extra: 150,000 / 90,000
The Morning Show: 148,000 / 95,000
Studio 10: 67,000 / 49,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 26 April 2016