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MKR comments lead to season high, while Biggest Loser falls to record low.

Seven’s controversy surrounding comments made on My Kitchen Rules last night worked a treat in the ratings, drumming up an impressive 1.44m viewers -its best figure all season.

Judgement is yet to be passed on who was the bigger culprit in it all: the contestant, producers, the network, the media for reporting it all …or even viewers for validating the whole thing. Oh what a wicked web we weave…

While Planet Earth II slipped by some 100k it was The Biggest Loser: Transformed that took home the “F” on its school report. At only 254,000 it was the lowest figure the show has ever attracted across its history. At least things improved with This is Us off a dreadful base.

The Weekly with Charlie Pickering lifted slightly to 511,000 but Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery dipped to 508,000. The Night Manager also fell in its second week for SBS.

Seven network won with 36.3% then Nine 25.6%, ABC 15.9%, TEN 15.1% and SBS 7.1%.

My Kitchen Rules was #1 with 1.44m viewers then Seven News (1.05m / 1.00m), Home and Away (701,000), Million Dollar Cold Case (670,000 / 522,000) and The Chase (591,000 / 384,000).

Nine News (909,000 / 867,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (755,000), Planet Earth II(586,000), Hot Seat (433,000 / 260,000). The Footy Show was 252,000 in 3 cities. Murder Calls Australia was 204,000 in 2 cities. Killer Women with Piers Morgan was just 151,000 in 2 cities.

ABC News won its slot with 763,000 for ABC then 7:30 (580,000), The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (511,000), Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (508,000), Walliams and Friend (324,000), Adam Hills: The Last Leg (245,000) and Pointless (232,000).

The Project (487,000 / 327,000) led for TEN then TEN Eyewitness News (461,000), This is Us(335,000) and Family Feud (321,000). The Biggest Loser: Transformed sank to 254,000.

On SBS it was 24 Hours in Emergency (229,000), Digging for Britain’s Secrets (226,000), The Night Manager (211,000) and SBS World News (157,000).

ABC2’s Dinosaur Train steamed to the top of the multichannels with 202,000.

Today Extra: 162,000 / 120,000
The Morning Show: 142,000 / 91,000 (4 cities)
Studio 10: 90,000 / 55,000

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