Seven's MKR wins out over Nine's Logies

Daisy Doctor
By Daisy Doctor | 24 April 2017
Samuel Johnson wins Gold Logie for 'Molly'

Last night's My Kitchen Rules (MKR) drew in an audience of 1.2 million, while Nine's 59th Annual TV Week Logie Awards pulled in 972,000 viewers.

MKR's quarter-finals saw Queensland's Tully and Della edged out of the competition thanks to the best curry in the competition.

The award show did not fail to cause a stir, as host Dave Hughes took aim at Seven boss Tim Worner, who was not in the audience, as well as Grant Hackett and George Calombaris in a monologue that received a mixed response.

Amber Harrison was quick to respond to Hughes' comment on Twitter:

The biggest moment of the night was Molly Meldrum joining actor Samuel Johnson om stage as Johnson was being awarded the Gold Logie for his portrayal of Meldrum in the mini-series 'Molly'.

The Logies coverage is split into two consecutive shows, first the Red Carpet Arrivals and and then the show itself.

Last night saw the lowest TV audience for the arrivals segment, averaging 864,000 viewers, down 18% from last year. The Awards show was also down roughly 5% from 2016.

Overall, Nine brought in the highest audience, pulling in more than 27% of viewers. Seven trailed behind with just under 25% of viewers.

Ten's figures continue to drop behind ABC, with just 6% of Sunday audience, only 2% more than SBS's share.

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