The end of a long weekend is usually a big viewing night, and it was ideal timing for the penultimate episode of My Kitchen Rules.
As the show farewelled Anna and Jordan it drew an impressive 1.63m viewers. That’s lower than earlier instant restaurants, but it is also a rise on recent eps ahead of tonight’s grand final.
The rise of MKR was bad news for rivals including You’re Back in the Room and All Star Family Feud. ABC weathered the competition much better.
Sport was also an afternoon drawcard for networks, leading into the 6pm News. AFL drew 609,000 / 47,000 and NRL scored 377,000 / 12,000.
Seven network had a bumper win with 37.5% then Nine 22.8%, ABC 19.0%, TEN 15.0% and SBS 5.6%.
Following MKR for Seven were Seven News (1.4m / 1.28m), Home and Away (816,000) and the debut of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (677,000). The Chase was 453,000 in 4 cities/ 255,000 in 3 cities, and Castle was 225,000. Talking Footy was 109,000/ 19,000.
Nine News (1.23m / 1.21m) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (969,000) and You’re Back in the Room (565,000). Reno Rumble drew 300,000. Hot Seat was 234,000 in 3 cities. Footy Classified was 103,000 / 93,000.
ABC News (817,000), 7:30 (725,000), Australian Story (718,000), Media Watch (601,000) and Four Corners (591,000), comprised ABC’s night. Q & A was 431,000.
The Project (566,000 / 408,000) topped TEN. TEN Eyewitness News was 531,000, All Star Family Feud was 430,000 and CSI Cyber was 318,000 / 197,000.
On SBS it was Michael Mosley: Trust Me I’m a a Doctor (310,000), SBS World News (168,000) and Royal Navy School (128,000). Kebab Kings was 87,000.
7mate’s movie The Avengers was best on multichannels at 256,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 116,000 / 45,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 25 April 2016