MKR tops entertainment Thank God You’re Here leads demos

Seven cooking contest widened the gap last night, while 10 comedy led all three demos.

MKR widened the gap over the competition last night scoring 622,000 metro viewers for Seven.

That was comfortably ahead of The Block (526,000), Thank God You’re Here (463,000 which topped all demos), 7:30 (397,000) and Hard Quiz (402,000).

But viewing numbers dropped considerably thereafter.

Mother & Son was 282,000 then WTFAQ (235,000), Luxe Listings Sydney (190,000), Inspired Unemployed (Impractical) Jokers (181,000), Unbelievable Moments Caught On Camera (164,000).

Seven network won Wednesday with 32.6% then Nine 27.4%, 10 16.8%, ABC 16.1% and SBS 7.1%.

Seven News was #1 at 862,000 / 846,000. The Chase was 499,000 / 305,000 then Home & Away (428,000). The Latest was 120,000.

Nine News (761,000 / 755,000) was best for Nine with A Current Affair at 664,000. Hot Seat pulled 330,000 / 184,000. A Davis Cup broadcast drew 37,000 across the network.

The Project drew 299,000 / 184,000 for 10. 10 News First was 217,000 / 154,000. Five Bedrooms was 111,000. A late night 3 hour broadcast of the MTV VMAs averaged 30,000.

ABC News scored 544,000. The Drum (129,000) and Starstruck followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (127,000 / 108,000), Michael Mosley: Secrets of the Superagers (118,000), Mastermind (62,000), Keeping Hope (44,000) and Wolf (TBA).

Pffirates led multichannels at 92,000.

Sunrise: 209,000
Today: 192,000
News Breakfast: 96,000 / 43,000

In Total TV numbers last Wednesday were:

WTFAQ: 451,000
The Block: 1.13m
Mother & Son: 626,000
Thank God You’re Here: 824,000
Inspired Unemployed (Impractical) Jokers:  342,000
MKR: 923,000
Home & Away: 889,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 13 September 2023.

17 Responses

  1. 500k is like the old ‘magic million, so with that thinking (surely wider industry would consider similar), 600k+ metro broadcast must be like the old 1.2m! I reckon Seven programming and productions (as MKR is internal as far as I’m aware) would’ve been quietly popping a champers cork today, might even make Knoxy’s newsletter titbits.

  2. Any particular reason why Lloyd Langford was on both Hundred and Thank God You’re Here this week? He is not my cup of tea. Was Hard Quiz filmed before April? As to have an S Club 7 expert with no mention of member Paul Cattermole’s passing.

  3. TGYH was excellent last night. All four were hilarious. It got me thinking on all the times I’ve enjoyed the show the most, and it was present last night in that episode. It wasn’t full of contestants just reacting to what was going on… they entered, scoped the scenario out and lent into a character for the scene. It makes it so much funnier. It’s why my OG faves like Angus Sampson, Josh Lawson, Cal Wilson and Shaun Micallef always stood out during the initial run. I’d never heard of Frankie McNair, but they did everything I like in a scene… and were great as a result, thoroughly deserving the win. Julia Zemiro is always fantastic and is the reason she’s one of my all time favourites. She always plays to the scene… not just saying something to try and be funny. Joel and Lloyd were solid too.
    I’m assuming there will be 8 episodes for the season? Have they filmed it all or is it a weekly thing I wonder?

  4. Regarding The Block. I wonder if the producers have told Steph from house four what she will be seeing now while she watches on TV at home, or if she is seeing what the mean girls from 2 and 3 were saying behind her back for the first time. I feel sorry for her. It’s a disgrace.

  5. MKR’s performance is starting to look ‘quarter shaping/changing, as in Block’s previous dominance and possibly rescue/year winner for Nine is fast evaporating, evaporating faster than He Huang’s “BioBed” on TGYH the other week! 😀

    1. I was thinking the same thing. Seven will own this month due to the AFL of course but this week is shaping as sevens without the afl. The conventional thinking has been MKR doesn’t need to beat the block rather just do well enough for the afl to get seven over the line for the week. That thinking took a hit as seven didn’t have the utter dominance of the June/July period due to the Ashes and leaving seven a couple of weeks short of where they’ve been in the recent past by end of September. The block usually rises as it gets near the end but as someone else noted, it is a lot of shows in a series….

  6. The Block is shedding viewers due to the contestants bullying other contestants. On all socials it is all Blockheads can talk about. Shades of MKR at their worst. If they don’t re edit the rest of the season it will get worse. Although I am looking forward to the episodes leading up to the auctions

  7. I like it that they’ve taken MKR back to its roots, they’ve cut out the nasty contestants and the manufactured drama of recent seasons, Manu and Colin look far happier with the current format too.

  8. I’m surprised to see The Block down almost 100k to MKR in same day.

    While Room Reveals still rate and there’s still catch up & regionals to consider, I wonder if The Block as it currently is formatted (13 weeks, 4 consecutive nights a week … 50+ episodes) is sustainable?

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