MKR's 'over hyped' scandal tops The Voice debut

Josh McDonnell
By Josh McDonnell | 16 April 2018

My Kitchen Rules has taken out the top spot in all key demographics overnight, as Seven once again controlled the ratings, with the Closing Ceremony and Countdown taking second and third place.

The anticipated 'MKR Scandal' drew in 1.34 million viewers on Sunday night, despite some viewers saying that the whole event had been “misleading” and “overhyped".

For two weeks in the lead up to the episode, Seven had advertised the episode to audiences as one of the most 'explosive' to date.

Fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment, with many pointing out promos had led them to believe the event would take place on Sunday's episode.

Seven's Closing Ceremony ratings took a hit, drawing in 1.14 million viewers compared to the two million plus who tuned in for the Opening Ceremony.

Controversy has erupted around the event, as Seven commentators slammed the ceremony, following an error by Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation which led to the athletes entering early.

As a result TV viewers were unable to see the entire event.

Nine also had a strong ratings debut, with the premiere of The Voice drawing in just over one million viewers, as many tuned in to see Nick Jonas take his seat as the new judge alongside Boy George, Delta Goodrem and Kelly Rowland.

Ten's Bachelor in Paradise was slightly impacted by the arrival of The Voice in the same timeslot, with 629,000 viewers. Last night's episode saw the long-awaited entry of crowd favourite Apollo.

Apollo, most noted for his 'breadstick incident' in Sophie Monk's series of The Bachelorette, made his first appearance in paradise, immediately drawing attention from the female contestants.

Drama soon ensued between contestants Elora and Simone, as the audience watched the fight for Apollo's attention.

It was also revealed this was not the first time both had gone head-to-head over someone, with a similar experience taking place back in 'the real world'.

With the Commonwealth Games now at an end, Seven, Nine and Ten's reality shows will all go head-to-head tonight.


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