What rates higher that Packed to the Rafters (2nd – 1,481,000)? My Kitchen Rules (1st – 1,682,000), of course! Can Ch7 maintain these numbers once the show changes to nightly head to head kitchen battles once the instant restaurants are complete? Channel 10 only gets four shows into the Top 20; ABC1 three. The best performing non-News for Ch9 is Two Broke Girls (10th – 816,000) and it trails off from there with episodes of Big Bang Theory (ep2 11th – 776,000; ep1 12th – 725,000) & Two and a Half Men (ep1 13th – 706,000; ep2 15th – 671,000). Even the return of Top Gear (23rd – 484,000) struggled, though that’s likely due to Ch9’s repeated shoddy programming treatment of the show.
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: Packed To The Rafters – Ch7
9:30pm: Castle – Ch7
Channel 7 won the night (28.3%), followed by Channel 9 (18.3%), Channel 10 (14.6%) & ABC1 (9.4%).