It may have been universally derided as rubbish, but last night’s Commonwealth Games closing ceremony still had 1.14 million viewers tune in to an evening of entertainment that’s been described as an “Australian Idol reunion”.
Seven’s decision to run My Kitchen Rules prior to the ceremony proved a winner, with the stalwart cooking show last night’s most-watched programme with 1.31 million viewers.
Nine’s returning The Voice fared less well, managing 1.03 million eyeballs, making it the worst return in the show’s seven year history.
Seven won the night with 39.4 per cent audience share. Nine was second with 26.8 per cent, ABC had 14.2 per cent, Ten had 14 per cent and SBS 5.6 per cent.
Seven’s 6pm news bulletin (1.35 million) won bragging rights over arch-rival Nine (1.08 million). Nine’s 60 Minutes (638,000) and Born To Kill (272,000) was the story of its night.
Ten’s best was Bachelor In Paradise with 629,000, while The Sunday Project continues to struggle, managing only 405,000 viewers
Its 7pm news bulletin was the ABC’s best watched show managing 684,000, followed by Grand Designs (568,000), Midsomer Murders (305,000) and a Hard Quiz re-run (199,000).
Over at SBS, its best was Egypt’s Sun Kings that didn’t prove particularly hot, managing only 215,000.