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Apr 22, 2014

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: MKR back to burn the competition

Seven's cooking juggernaut My Kitchen Rules is still a ratings winner.

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Seven’s night, easily. Seven won metro and regional markets by daylight and a country mile combined. It was no contest with My Kitchen Rules back in the Seven line-up. Revenge was weak, but managed to hold up its end after MKR. Thanks to the Cats-Hawks AFL game finishing bang on 6pm in eastern states, Seven News had a big night, with a 217,000 winning margin in Melbourne and solid margins in Perth and Adelaide. But Nine News beat Seven in Sydney by 104,000 and by 22,000 in Brisbane. The strong performance by Seven News mean Home and Away easily won the 7pm time slot. Nine ran dead as dead last night. No stewards to give the network a swab for last night’s weak effort.

The ABC did OK with its news and current affairs line-up — it easily beat Ten in metro markets and by a very solid margin in regional markets. ABC1’s Q&A was confused, with two UK guests expected to talk about Australian domestic politics. One, right-winger, Brendan O’Neill, showed he didn’t lack in opinions, despite being poorly informed about what happened in New South Wales. Yesterday afternoon’s Cats v Hawks game averaged a total of 1.245 million on Seven (924,000 on Seven and 7mate) and 321,000 on Fox Footy on pay TV.

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One thought on “Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: MKR back to burn the competition

  1. paddy

    Bah! MKR nonsense. Game of Thrones trashed the lot of them.

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