MKR finale down but Seven wins Sunday
Ratings: Strategic late start for MKR sees numbers drop on 2016 finale, but helps to launch House Rules.
My Kitchen Rules has come to a close for 2017, wrapping with 1.39m for the bulk of its finale, rising to 1.48m for the Winner Announced, in preliminary figures.
The foodie series, which has dominated the first quarter of 2017, closed at 25% lower than 2016 (1.82m / 1.97m). But the later timeslot helped House Rules to a 1.00m launch, up on last year’s 718,000 premiere and avoiding a clash with MasterChef.
However The Voice still won its timeslot at 1.2m viewers, its best since kicking off a week ago. TEN was caught in the crossfire, unable to rise above 400,000 viewers all night –MasterChef cannot come soon enough.
Elsewhere Grantchester, fresh from the UK, drew 556,00 for ABC.
Seven Network easily won with 36.9% then Nine 29.3%, ABC 13.8%, TEN 12.3% and SBS 7.7%.
My Kitchen Rules (1.48m / 1.39m) was #1 for Seven then Seven News (1.2m) and House Rules (1.00m). Trial and Error debuted with 450,000.
The Voice (1.2m) led for Nine then Nine News (1.06m), 60 Minutes (827,000) and Madness in the Fast Lane (413,000). Lethal Weapon drew 144,000.
ABC News (775,000), Grantchester (556,000), Doctor Who (473,000) and DCI Banks (332,000) comprised ABC’s night.
Modern Family (341,000 / 269,000) was best on TEN. Bondi Rescue (330,000), TEN Eyewitness News (324,000), Bull (267,000) and Family Feud (266,000) followed. Formula One was 106,000 in 3 cities.
On SBS it was Britain’s Pompeii (285,000), Walt Disney (220,000), SBS World News (207,000) and Building Hitler’s Supergun (132,000).
ABC2’s Ready Jet Go! topped multichannels on 213,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 30 April 2017