Just when you thought it couldn’t get any bigger – BANG! The “Dr Evil” episode of My Kitchen Rules (1st – 1,933,000) proved great casting and good character assassination editing can make a show sing. Mid-week those sort of numbers are near unheard of, short of a State Of Origin. Please Marry My Boy (5th – 1,036,000) benefitted also for the first airing in a new timeslot. The other networks – ABC1 included, who usually have a strong Wed night – must be wondering what they need to do. Both Sherlock (8th – 876,000) and Adam Hills In Gordon Street Tonight (22nd – 495,000), usually strong shows, suffered at the fallout of the aura of a big MKR.
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: Home and Away – Ch7
7:30pm: My Kitchen Rules – Ch7
8:30pm: Please Marry My Boy – Ch7
9:30pm: Sherlock – Ch9
Channel 7 won the night (27.5%), followed by Channel 9 (19.9%), Channel 10 (13.2%) & ABC1 (9.5%).