MKR pulls in 1.5m viewers, but lowest ever finale audience

Daisy Doctor
By Daisy Doctor | 1 May 2017

Nearly 1.5 million metropolitan viewers watched siblings Amy and Tyson beat out opponents Valerie and Courtney after an intense pea soup battle and a 'perfect' after dinner mint dessert, taking home $250,000 in prize money.

The My Kitchen Rules (MKR) grand final winners announced show attracted 1.48 million viewers in Australia's five major cities, making it the series lowest audience since the show began in 2010, also down 25% from last year's decider.

The show was split in two separate programs, first the 'grand final' and the 'winner announced' episode, lasting more than two-and-half hours.

The grand final brought in 1.39 million viewers while the winners announced segment saw an audience of 1.48 million, an average of 1.43 million. Last year's numbers were 1.8 million and 1.96 million respectively.

Veiwers were using #amytyson and #valeriecourtney as hashtags for the episode to show their support for the teams.

Meltwater, a media intelligence company which creates sentiment indexes based on online discussions, found an overall positive reaction to the finale online.


Channel Seven won the night with 29% of the audience share, while Nine raked in 22%. ABC pulled in 10% while Ten sat at 6.5%.

Ten's tentpole show MasterChef is premiering tonight in the 7.30pm slot. The reality cooking show – backed by Coles, Harvey Norman and Devondale – is likely to achieve strong ratings, bringing viewers back to Ten after a spate of low audience ratings.

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