In an interview with Mumbrella, Warburton was referring to ratings outside of My Kitchen Rules:
“So I think there’s two parts to it. One is, everyone’s talking about MKR, but if you look at [Monday] night, the news was the number one program, that goes for an hour. We had Home and Away up in the high 600,000s. We had Deal or No Deal close to 600,000. We had Sunrise close to 300,000. We won the entire day time. We were still doing 500,000 to 530,000 at 9:30pm, and then The Latest came on and did about 300,000. So you’ve actually got that whole schedule approach – AFL, cricket – so when you look at the year…”
Deal or No Deal was axed in 2015.
A Seven Spokesperson conceded it was a slip of the tongue.