Another massive My Kitchen Rules (1st – 1,632,000) delivers big for Seven, though it doesn’t carry down into the second ep of Winter (7th – 918,000) which does win its timeslot after shedding over 700,000 viewers. The Block Triple Threat (11th – 720,000) and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here (15th – 600,000) continue to fight it out for second and third place in the reality battle with little sign of competing for first. Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (10th – 768,000) returns for S05 in a new timeslot, bundled with Judith Lucy is All Woman (17th – 580,000) and while they can’t compete with the commercial programs in that timeslot they deliver strongly for the ABC. Nine launch Forever (E01: 14th – 619,000; E02: 20th – 522,000) to little fanfare so expect it to be seen at the “all new time” of never in a few eps.
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Seven News 6:30/Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: A Current Affair – Ch9
7:30pm: My Kitchen Rules – Ch7
8:30pm: My Kitchen Rules/Winter – Ch7
9:30pm: Forever (E01/E02) – Ch9
Seven Network won the night (35.6%), followed by Nine Network (25.6%), ABC Network (17.2%), Ten Network (16.2%) & SBS (5.3%).