My Kitchen Rules the roost; First Dates has big launch

Rachael Micallef
By Rachael Micallef | 4 February 2016

Seven's My Kitchen Rules continued to dominate the TV ratings, while the network's launch of First Dates had a big night as the second most watched non-news program of the night.

First Dates, which is the Australian version of the hit UK reality show, was the seventh most watched show overall with 874,000 viewers on its opening night.

The launch show featured Reach Local digital marketing consultant, and former Cleo Media Bachelor finalist, Corbin Bristol, on a date with marketing manager Lauren – sadly sparks didn't fly.

Video from The Daily Mail.

My Kitchen Rules topped the ratings once again, with 1.57 million viewers. The show also topped all the major demographics of 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54 age brackets, followed in every demographic spot by First Dates.

Nine networks showing of The Big Bang Theory came in as number nine with 795,000 viewers while Ten's I'm a Celebrity was the 11th most watched show with 710,000 viewers.

Ten recently announced that the family of the late Steve Irwin - Terri, Bindi and Robert - will be dropped into the jungle for Monday's episode.

Seven network won the night with 34.7% audience share, followed by Nine on 21.9%. Ten picked up 18.1%, ABC 17.6% and SBS on 7.6%.


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