After winning for two straight weeks, Seven went backwards last night as the Winter Games faded, My Kitchen Rules was rested and Australian Spartan started. Spartan averaged 1.21 million nationally, which is just OK for such an expensive program. Nine won with Married at First Sight -- 900,000 ahead with its highest ever audience of 2.14 million viewers across the country. These are now dangerous waters for Seven and its under pressure management.
Tonight MKR is back in the schedule and there’s the debut of the new US Fox series, The Resident -- a medical drama featuring a rebellious resident at a big hospital, a sort of millennial House. That’s three US doctors a week for Seven with The Good Doctor and that stalwart Grey’s Anatomy. Celebrity had an elimination on Ten last night -- 995,000 for that and 848,000 for the lead up, which was beaten by the return of Grand Designs to the ABC with 903,000.