Seven’s buoyant start to the year continued with a near-unbeatable Monday line-up.
My Kitchen Rules increased to its best performance this season at an impressive 1.68m viewers. It effectively doubled Australia’s Got Talent (851,000) and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here(735,000).
Seven Network won with 35.4% then Nine 25.8%, ABC 17.65, TEN 16.4% and SBS 4.8%.
Following MKR for Seven was its Seven News: Anita Cobby special (1.11m), Seven News (1.03m / 1.00m), Home and Away (839,000), The Chase (595,000 / 412,000) and Air Crash Investigations (430,000). Earlier in the day the NFL Super Bowl drew 403,000.
Nine News (1.03m / 1.00m) was best for Nine while A Current Affair won its timeslot with 921,000 viewers. Australia’s Got Talent managed to improve on last Monday (851,000) then it was a marathon Farmer Wants a Wife (divided into 2 eps: 668,000 / 577,000) and Hot Seat (464,000).
ABC News (822,000) led for ABC followed by Australian Story (718,000), 7:30 (653,000), Media Watch (629,000), Four Corners (577,000) and Q&A (491,000 / 22,000).
The Irwin family helped I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here to lift on Sunday’s performance to 735,000, well ahead of TEN’s The Project (564,000 / 391,000), TEN Eyewitness News (520,000) and CSI Cyber (391,000). Elementary was just 135,000.
Tales of the Unexpected was best for SBS (192,000) then Trawlermen (158,000), SBS World News (148,000) and Bear Grylls: Mission Survive (135,000).
ABC2’s Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom topped multichannels with 278,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 82,000 / 47,000