Seven's success story My Kitchen Rules (MKR) continues to defy expectations as it maintained its above 2 million viewers ratings run last night.
The reality competition series commanded an audience of 2.17 million metropolitan viewers on Wednesday, according to preliminary figures from OzTam. The national audience figure totalled 3.13 million people. This week, the program garnered 2.2 million viewers on Monday and 2.12 million on Tuesday.
The show has been leveraging off the casting of contestants dubbed the 'Spice Girls', whose controversial comments had been heavily used in the promotion of the series. Last year, MKR similarly saw its ratings spike off the back of a controversial contestant nicknamed 'Dr. Evil'. The 'Spice Girls' pair were eliminated off the program in last night's instalment.
In second place on the ratings table, Nine News attracted 1.32 million viewers, besting its Seven rival in third with 1.20 million people tuned in.
Nine's cricket coverage had 1.07 million people watching.
Across the main channels, Seven won the day with 29.8% of audience share, followed by Nine with 23.2%, the ABC with 11.8%, Ten with 8.5% and SBS had 3.9%.
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