‘Sex secrets’ lift MKR but MAFS big on Monday

Ratings: Drama at the dinner table, big numbers for Nine and a dance-off finally sends a cricketer home.

In a case of ‘if you can’t beat ’em join ’em’ My Kitchen Rules last night revealed two opposing contestants had become “friends with benefits” behind the scenes, igniting a dinner table meltdown and walkout.

That saw the show lift from 763,000 last Monday to 831,000 last night.

But it wasn’t enough to halt Married at First Sight at #1 on 1.41m -up from 1.32m last week that was its biggest Monday episode this year.

7:30 on 621,000 and Australian Story on 542,000 took a combined third with Dancing with the Stars in fourth on 430,000. 10’s show rose to 500,000 for the elimination of Curtly Ambrose.

After 9pm last night viewing was a close tussle between ABC, Nine and 10.

Nine network won Monday with 33.1% then Seven 28.7%, ABC 17.3%, 10 15.2% and SBS 5.8%.

Nine News drew 981,000 / 960,000 for Nine then A Current Affair (924,000), Bad Mothers (538,000) and Hot Seat (494,000 / 278,000). In various states were Footy Classified (152,000) and 100% Footy (73,000).

Seven News won its slot at 1.03m / 1.03m for Seven.  Home & Away was 740,000 then The Chase (577,000 / 354,000) and Mrs. Brown’s Boys (404,000 / 343,000),

ABC News (756,000) led for ABC.  Media Watch (565,000), Four Corners (544,000), Q&A (392,000) and The Drum (220,000) comprised ABC’s other shows.

The Project was 485,000 /283,000, then 10 News First (394,000), Pointless (214,000) and The Graham Norton Show (172,000).

On SBS it was 24 Hours in Emergency (159,000), The Kennedys (153,000), Michael Mosley: Trust Me I’m a Doctor (152,000) and SBS World News (125,000).

ABC KIDS’ Peter Rabbit hopped to the top of multichannels on 178,000.

Sunrise: 283,000
Today: 183,000
News Breakfast: 99,000 / 37,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 1 April 2019

18 Responses

  1. Well I watched dwts and I really hope 10 renew it. It was good last night. Loved seeing the judges dance and it is a feel good no drama entertainment show.

    Amanda is great as host and I really enjoyed scott tweedie last night.

    1. It deserves a renewal. The numbers may not be amazing but the show is done well and it clearly has an audience so it deserves the chance to grow that audience. It’s also a nice antidote to MAFS.

    1. I don’t think MKR has ever pretended to be as food-focused as MasterChef…it’s a personality driven format. Bitchy drama is ratings gold at the moment, like it or not, and I think it’s a big ask for Seven to ignore that potential storyline to show more whisking and baking. Especially with a large MAFS audience who will soon be looking for something to watch as it ends.

        1. I hadn’t watched MKR for three years and tuned in last Sunday. I saw the start of that “knife twirling” storyline and thought WTF? I turned it off. Sad to hear the show deteriorated even further after that.

      1. I know it’s not quite the same but are we going to pretend the ‘sex sells’ mantra hasn’t already applied to DWTS from the beginning? The men on there become objectified sex objects when they go topless. Can’t say the same really applies to the female cast.

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