‘Sex secrets’ lift MKR but MAFS big on Monday

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


  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.

    • 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.

  2. The night a ‘cooking’ show joined the realms of that supposed relationship experiment show…truly sad….bring on Masterchef please !

    • 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.

        • 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.

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