Married at First Sight beats My Kitchen Rules (just)

Ratings: Nine gets a Valentine's day gift, toppling Seven's MKR for the first time in nearly three years. By just 1,000 viewers.

It took just 1,000 viewers, but Nine’s Married at First Sight has finally beaten Seven’s hit show My Kitchen Rules.

MAFS took 1.024m viewers while MKR secured 1.023m in a neck and neck battle on Valentine’s Day. It’s believed to be the first time in nearly 3 years Seven’s show has been toppled by a competitor. It also topped the Demos.

TEN’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here was 756,000, up from last Tuesday’s 737,000.

Other timeslot wins went to Seven News, A Current Affair, Travel Guides and The Chase.

Nine won the primary channels by just 0.1% but Seven network still won Tuesday thanks to its multichannels, with 30.4% then Nine 30.0%, TEN 18.6%, ABC 14.8% and SBS 6.1%.

My Kitchen Rules was best for Seven with 1.02m viewers then Seven News (1.00m), Home and Away (722,000), 800 Words (647,000) and The Chase ( 576,000 / 380,000). Bones was 227,000.

Married at First Sight (1.02m) led for Nine then Nine News (956,000 / 939,000 , A Current Affair (813,000), Travel Guides (650,000) and Hot Seat (458,000 / 276,000). Schwarzenegger The Celebrity Apprentice (179,000).

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here drew 756,000 for TEN. The Project was 552,000 / 321,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 455,000, NCIS was 428,000 and NCIS: LA drew 311,000.

ABC News (727,000) led for ABC followed by 7:30 (514,000), Ice Wars (399,000), Outback ER (384,000),  and a repeat of Human Universe with Brian Cox (252,000).

On SBS it was Paul Merton’s Secret Stations (253,000), Insight (240,000), Dateline (146,000) and World News Australia (141,000),

Shaun the Sheep topped multichannels again with 231,000 viewers.

Today Extra: 130,000 / 105,000
The Morning Show: 
 124,000 / 76,000
Studio 10:
 109,000 / 71,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 14 February 2017

19 Responses

  1. I am a big fan of MKR…but adding the extra round just makes it go on way to long and and I have friends who are loyal watches too and they are getting bored with it too saying it is getting boring the same thing every night…. and a villain in every round now … I think seven got greed thinking the longer it is on the box more ratings but people get bored with it going on and on until April this year

  2. So glad MKR has been beaten! Hopefully the numbers will keep dropping it’s not about the food it’s about the drama even the commercials are too lol- MAFS is an interesting social experiment better than people bitching around the dinner table?

    1. How very true. Due to statistical errors MAFS may have won by 2000 or even 3000 or even lost. One thing for sure is that it’s good to see good healthy competition.

  3. it finally happened. finally something has beaten MKR and looks like the viewers have finally had enough of MKR.
    7 will be shocked and angry at those figures today and they could be wronged because colin has his round next.
    So David TodayExtra has beaten TheMorningShow

  4. Ice Wars rated poorly, but got better ratings than it deserved. That type of harmful, sensationalist garbage has no place on the ABC.

    Was interesting reading an article yesterday, written by one of the series’ contributors (and professor at the National Drug Research Institute), slamming the production as “overblown” and “unhelpful”. To say that is daming would be an understanding. Shame on the producers and ABC’s factual department for allowing this rubbish to go to air.

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