Seven’s promo department will be smiling this morning with a heavily-promoted episode of My Kitchen Rules scoring 1.62m viewers last night -its highest numbers so far this year.
With no competition from The Voice there was never any doubt the “scandal” involving one team dismissed from the table would be big. It topped all 3 demos and was nearly a million in front of Bachelor in Paradise on 630,000. An Elton John special on Nine was 542,000.
But the bad news was it did nothing to help launch Back with the Ex on 449,000 – a whopping loss of 1.17m viewers from 9pm and some on social media have criticised MKR for primetime bullying.
Meanwhile ABC had a tough night with Hard Quiz its best entertainment performer at 557,000 while Sando is struggling on 246,000.
Seven network won Wednesday with 36.8% then Nine 26.3%, TEN 15.5%, ABC 14.6% and SBS 6.8%.
My Kitchen Rules was #1 for Seven with 1.62m then Seven News (988,000 / 964,000), Home and Away (735,000), The Chase (582,000 / 349,000) and Back with the Ex (449,000).
Nine News (931,000 / 923,000) led for Nine then A Current Affair (770,000), Elton John: I’m Still Standing (542,000), Hot Seat (472,000 / 297,000) and The Beatles: Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years (336,000).
Bachelor in Paradise (630,000) led for TEN followed by The Project (505,000 / 336,000), TEN Eyewitness News (430,000), The Graham Norton Show (326,000) and Family Feud (299,000). This is Us was just 151,000.
ABC News (691,000), Hard Quiz (557,000), Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell (525,000), 7:30 (504,000), Sando (246,000), Think Tank (219,000) and Insert Name Here (160,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Michael Portillo’s Abandoned Britain (289,000), The Ganges with Sue Perkins (181,000), SBS World News (141,000) and The Good Fight (121,000).
Thomas and Friends on ABC KIDS topped multichannels at 185,000.
News Breakfast: 104,000 / TBA
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 18 April 2018