My Kitchen Rules roasts Logies in the ratings

Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 9.40.40 am.jpgThe Logies may have had more stars than heaven last night but it was My Kitchen Rules that pulled in the viewers last night in the run up to its Grand Final.

Seven’s reality show drew a whopping 1.91m viewers last night, as Western Australia’s Chloe and Kelly claimed their spot in Tuesday night’s grand final, defeating Queensland surfer dads Paul and Blair.

The best the Logies could manage was for its red carpet arrivals at 974,000 viewers.

The average for the ceremony, lasting nearly 3.5 hours was 962,000 but even that was not enough to give Nine the lead on the evening share. Seven won that convincingly too.

Seven’s network share was 36.1% then Nine 30.1%, TEN 14.9%, ABC 14.6% and SBS 4.5%.

Next for Seven were Seven News (1.38m), Sunday Night (1.25m) and Downton Abbey (917,000).

Best for Nine was Nine News (1.2m), 60 Minutes (1.16m) and the Logies (974,000 / 962,000).

TEN’s Modern Family “Australia” episode attracted one of the network’s biggest audiences all year at 1.05m viewers., followed by the 8pm episode (644,000) and Angela Bishop’s behind the scenes edition (642,000).  The Millers premiered to 611,000 / 541,000, Elementary was 464,000 and TEN Eyewitness News was 449,000.

ABC News (765,000) was best for ABC1 then Restoration Home (589,000), Parer’s War (522,000) and Midsomer Murders (377,000).

On SBS ONE it was Life and Death in Herculaneum (280,000), Life on Us (182,000 and SBS World News (158,000).

ABC2’s Humf topped multichannels at 245,000 viewers.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 27 April 2014


  1. Killer result for MKR but that was about all the love there was for Seven minus a few of the lesser Logies.

    Hate to be the one burning my bra but can channel 7 get any more obvious with there twins vs Chloe/ Kelly BS. All girls are stupid or bitches on the show and looking at the Twitter feeds the crowd swallows it whole. It a shame because this show did not used to be so contrived.

    Now that the Queenslanders are out I am right behind Chloe and Kelly for the win. Beyond the BS they push themselves to make interesting food.

  2. This is a really fascinating pop culture moment, don’t you think – the sort of television that Australia makes has kind of made the Logies a lot less interesting because of the genres of TV it awards.

    In its heyday, when I was a kid, the Logies was about the chance to see actors from your favourite TV drama and comedy shows get dressed up and break out of character, and the variety show hosts and legends have quick-witted fun with them on live TV.

    But as much as people from reality shows and home renovation shows and cooking shows are likeable and popular and in our homes every night, there’s no mystery to them – because they’re in our homes every night being themselves, or at least a version of themselves. Surely that’s why people don’t watch the Logies as much anymore?

    Scott Cam’s a top bloke, but what do you get from seeing him in a tux that adds anything to what you…

  3. Now that TV Week isn’t owned by Nine Entertainment Co. it might be a good idea to “shop” the Logies around to the other two free-to-air channels, it might shake things up a bit as I am so sick of The Logies being a big advert for Channel Nine. The Logies are embarrassing and cringe-worthy, although at the same time it is a good chance to see all Australia’s television personalities in a different way and to celebrate the Australian industry no matter how you might feel about it, it does give young actors a chance..

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