The gap between reality shows widened last night as My Kitchen Rules dipped under the magic million to 930,000 viewers, down 207,000 compared to a week ago.
The figure is the lowest a primetime screening has ever attracted in a 5 city metro.
In contrast Married at First Sight topped the night at 1.13m, up by some 200,000 from performances last week, and topping the demos.
I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here was fourth in its slot at 515,000, down by 120,000 compared to last Wednesday, and also its lowest-ever primetime figure. It ran third in demos for the slot.
Whilst This is Us is a mighty drawcard in the US last night the show’s return could only manage 250,000 in a 9pm timeslot, no match for the Winter Olympics at 750,000 viewers.
Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell was on par with last week at 489,000 viewers but Squinters dived from 471,000 to 333,000.
Seven News, A Current Affair and The Chase all won their slots.
Seven network won wth 39.0% then Nine 27.4%, ABC / TEN both on 13.7% and SBS 6.2%.
Seven News was best for Seven at 933,000 /908,000 viewers then My Kitchen Rules (930,000), Winter Olympics (750,000 / 354,000 / 351,000), Home and Away (667,000) and The Chase (560,000 / 401,000).
Married at First Sight was #1 for Nine at 1.13m then Nine News (825,000 / 815,000), A Current Affair (765,000), Serial Killer with Piers Morgan (533,000) and Hot Seat (436,000 / 274,000).
ABC News (662,000) led for ABC then 7:30 (523,000), Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell (489,000), QI (385,000), Squinters (333,000), Adam Hills: The Last Leg (199,000) and Think Tank (166,000).
I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here (515,000) was best on TEN. TEN Eyewitness News (445,000), The Project (435,000 / 305,000), Family Feud (294,000) and This is Us (250,000) comprised TEN’s night. Madam Secretary was 117,000.
On SBS it was World’s Greatest Bridges (263,000), Simon Reeve’s Russia (244,000), Shaun Micallef’s Stairway to Heaven (120,000) and SBS World News (117,000).
Winter Olympics on 7mate drew 263,000.
News Breakfast: 95,000 / 48,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 14 February 2018