Entertainment TV ‘I’m A Celeb’ tumbles as ‘MKR’ dominates ratings

‘I’m A Celeb’ tumbles as ‘MKR’ dominates ratings

MKR 2015
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The Block Triple Threat and I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! were dominated by My Kitchen Rules in the ratings on Monday, with neither show making the Top 10 for the night.

Just one day into its high profile season, I’m A Celebrity’s numbers fell by more than 400,000 viewers to slip from third to 14th spot with an audience of 755,000, while The Block: Triple Threat continued to struggle, coming in 12th with a little over 800,000 viewers.

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MKR, the highest rating reality show of 2014, returned with 1.596 million viewers. It was followed by Seven, Nine and ABC News, and a repeat of The Big Bang Theory in the Top 10.

The poor ratings for The Block and I’m A Celebrity signal tough times ahead for the shows.

Network Ten have seemingly spent a fortune on the Australian edition of I’m A Celebrity, hiring former Brady Bunch star Mauren McCormick (aka Marcia Brady) to add some much needed international depth to the show.

For the latest season of The Block, things should improve as the new contestant get knocked out to be replaced by former, more popular contestants.

Watch this space.

Ratings: Monday, February 2, 2015

1. MY KITCHEN RULES (Network 7) – 1,596,000

2. HOME AND AWAY (Network 7) – 1,116,000

3. SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT (Network 7) – 1,073,000

4. SEVEN NEWS (Network 7) – 1,063,000

5. NINE NEWS 6:30 (Network 9) – 1,059,000

6. NINE NEWS (Network 9) – 1,038,000

7. THE BIG BANG THEORY (Network 9) – 975,000

8. ABC NEWS  (ABC) – 861,000

9. A CURRENT AFFAIR (Network 9) – 842,000

10. THE BIG BANG THEORY – (Rpt Network 9) – 840,000

11. 7.30 (ABC) – 826,000

12. THE BLOCK TRIPLE THREAT (Network 9) – 802,000

13. AUSTRALIAN STORY (ABC) – 780,000

14. I’M A CELEBRITY…GET ME OUT OF HERE! (Network TEN) – 755,000

15. FOUR CORNERS (ABC) – 724,000

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