Murder Uncovered buries Murder Calls

Ratings: It was a convincing win by Seven last night with MKR reclaiming its title as "Australia's #1 Show."

As expected My Kitchen Rules has reclaimed its place as “Australia’s #1 Show” after topping the night with 1.11m viewers, ahead of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here (805,000) and Planet Earth II (648,000). Nine’s Attenborough doco lost ground again, down from 734,000.

Not too many shows increased on their audience from last week but Seven’s Murder Uncovered rose to 675,000, while Nine’s Murder Calls Australia slipped to 421,000 -it may have to yield the slot if it can’t compete in the same genre / timeslot -in fact Nine’s even has a 20 minute head start.

The Weekly with Charlie Pickering drew 522,000 led in 8:30 shows (discounting MKR‘s final half hour) while Home Delivery fell from 584,000 to 460,000.

Seven network easily won the night with 33.1% then Nine 25.3%, TEN 19.7%, ABC 15.3% and SBS 6.6%.

My Kitchen Rules was #1 for Seven with 1.11m viewers then Seven News (959,000 / 947,000), Home and Away (716,000), Murder Uncovered (675,000), The Chase (582,000 / 379,000) and Surveillance Oz (333,000).

Nine News (913,00 / 851,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (720,000), Planet Earth II (648,000), Hot Seat (443,000 / 278,000) and Murder Calls (421,000). Life Inside Jail was 229,000.

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here (805,000) topped TEN’s night again. The Project drew 559,000 / 341,000, This is Us was 515,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 478,000 and Madam Secretary was just 224,000.

ABC News (727,000) led for ABC then The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (522,000), 7:30 (492,000), Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (460,000), Walliams and Friend (340,000) and Adam Hills: The Last Leg (261,000).

On SBS it was Tony Robinson Down Under (240,000), Vikings (199,000), The Truth About Racism (152,0000) and SBS World News (149,000).

ABC2’s Dinosaur Train rode to the top of multichannels with 196,000.

The Morning Show: 131,000 / 86,000
Today Extra: 126,000 / 88,000
Studio 10: 83,000 /

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 1 March 2017

8 Responses

  1. I like This is Us. I find every episode there is one or more plotlines that make you think. Last night it was Kate’s focus on appearance and initial impressions of her boyfriends ex wife when in essence reality is quite different when you delve further. Also the exploration of the distinction between Randall and his bio fathers approach to black / white relations.

    Interesting plot twist at the end of last nights madam secretary regarding the presidential election.

  2. Nine deserves what they get when they put up a like-for-like show in the same timeslot. However, Murder Uncovered is still well down on its debut figure.

    Charlie Pickering also struggling a little this season. Shaun Micalef can’t return soon enough for ABC

  3. I don’t think a 20 minute head-start is a benefit for Murder Calls David, especially when MKR is delivering a 1.1 lead in 20 minutes later….
    It’s an unsurprising result where the bigger lead in delivers the bigger show..
    You might say Murder Uncovered hemorrhaged almost half of its lead in?
    Also Life inside Jail is surely ‘just’ 229 as well..?

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