Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: spice girls’ exit a test for My Kitchen Rules

Tonight a test for Seven and the surge this week in MKR. We will learn whether the departure last night of MKR's focus point for viewers, Jessie and Biswa (who left with good manners and no churlishness), will damage the program's attraction.

Glenn Dyer — <em>Crikey</em> business and media commentator

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

The Glenn Dyer breakdown: It’s official: Australians prefer contrived food shows over cricket, judging by another strong night last night for My Kitchen Rules on Seven. It averaged 2.172 million metro viewers, more than double the audience that watched the ODI second session from Canberra on Nine which had 1.077 million viewers (but for a much longer period of time, which kept Nine closer to Seven last night). The ABC again accounted for Ten.

Nationally, the audience for MKR was again over 3 million for a third night with 3.139 million. The ODI’s national figure was more than 1.6 million. It was a good thing that MasterChef: The Professionals had the night off on Ten otherwise it would have been another embarrassing figure. Nine rested The Block All Stars last night, and despite the in-program promos for it last night, will viewers remember to return tonight?

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