My Kitchen Rules

MKRfinalistsAfter dominating the first three nights of the working week for several months this year, TV’2 ratings juggernaut My Kitchen Rules will come to an end next week.

The finalists were confirmed in the second semi-final last night, with the final shaping up as an all-Queensland affair between Dan and Steph and Jake and Elle.

$250,000 is at stake for the teams, who must present their best five-course meal to the judges in the grand finale.

Should they win, Dan and Steph have said the money would be put towards a gourmet sausage shop and their continued IVF treatment. Continue reading »

Go Girls dropped to its second lowest rating episode ever last night, only managing to clock up an average audience of 204,410 viewers.  In comparison, episode 4 of the last season drew 313,520 viewers.

What will be deeply concerning for TV2 is the fact that 58% of the lead in from My Kitchen Rules are abandoning the channel in the middle of prime time.

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It has not been a great start to the fifth season of Go Girls for TV2.  Last week saw the local series debut significantly lower than the previous four episodes and last night’s second episode set an all new record as the shows lowest rating episode to date, dipping below 200,000 to end up with an average audience of 197,890 viewers.

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Last season, the average audience per episode was just over 305,000 viewers so this drop will be of concern. Continue reading »

Shortland StreetLast night saw The X Factor go up against the new winter-season of hour long episodes of Shortland Street.  Que the subsequent crowing from TVNZ about the ratings:

TV2 dominated last night’s ratings with the premiere winter one hour of Shortland Street and a special episode of My Kitchen Rules.

A consistent ratings winner, the one hour episode of Shortland Street easily won its 7 – 8pm timeslot with an average audience of 664,000 in all people 5+.

45% of the available 18-49 audience at that time chose to watch Shortland Street, helping it achieve a massive 19.3 rating in this demographic and three times the audience of any other channel. TV3’s The X Factor NZ achieved a 19% share of the available audience in its 7:30 – 8:35pm timeslot in this same demographic. Continue reading »

There will be a lot smiles at Flower St this morning. While The X Factor didn’t quite manage to slam the breaks on the TV2 juggernaut MKR, they held their own and drew an average audience of 449,740 viewers, less than 5,000 behind MKR’s 454,210. It was a slightly lesser number than the 467,360 they pulled on debut.

However, when you combine the +1 channels, The X Factor picks up an additional 62,190 viewers taking their total to 511,930 giving them an end result that was 57,720 ahead. Continue reading »

ShortlandStreet2012TVNZ has announced a significant rise in the number of video streams accessed by Kiwis through TVNZ Ondemand last month.

Shortland Street was the most popular show to watch Ondemand, with My Kitchen Rules and The Big Bang Theory following as the second and third most popular.

The explosive growth in Kiwi viewers’ demand for video content saw a record three million video streams for TVNZ Ondemand in March, signalling a “momentous shift in viewing behaviour,” says TVNZ.

TVNZ Ondemand video streams were up 34% for the first three months of 2013 compared to the same time last year. Continue reading »

It was kinda inevitable.  A locally produced, NZ On Air funded drama up against the Australian cooking juggernaut that is MKR was always going to struggle no matter how good it was or the credentials were behind it.  In Australia, My Kitchen Rules is massive and pulls in around 2 millions viewers per episode.  Here it is consistently rating above 400k so when it launched this it was hardly a surprise to see The Blue Rose take a hit.

The Blue Rose had a slightly better start than the show that made Antonia Prebble and Siobhan Marshall household names.  Back in 2005, Outrageous Fortune debuted with an average audience of 260,751 viewers while The Blue Rose kicked off with 264,380.   Continue reading »

7:30pm Monday, October 15 on TV2

This Monday, find out who will be the second team through to the My Kitchen Rules grand final.

One team has already earned their place in the all-important showdown and tonight their competitor will be decided.

The teams will cook their best three course meal for judges Pete Evans and Manu Feildel and guest judges Guy Grossi, Tobie Puttock, Liz Egan and Karen Martini.

Then, on Tuesday, the top two teams go head-to-head in the final battle.

In the ultimate test, the competitors bare their souls and their skills as they prepare a five course meal for a full restaurant.

The winners will be crowned My Kitchen Rules 2012 champions and walk away with the $250,000 cash prize.

With 100 plates to serve per team, the pressure is on!

7:30pm Wednesday, September 19 on TV2

Competitive streaks are unleashed in a race through the Queensland tropics as My Kitchen Rules comes to your living rooms Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

This Wednesday, the teams are in for a shock when they’re told they’ll be shopping for the ingredients at roadside stalls and local markets. Plus, the judges have another surprise in store when they reveal their mode of transport.

In a race to find the best produce, it’s win at all costs.

After racing for their ingredients, teams have to cook on makeshift camp kitchens and their guests tonight are people who know camp cooking better than anyone.

When cooking in the great outdoors for camp connoisseurs, teams will discover it’s adapt or die. It’s tropical warfare in camp kitchens as teams fight to stay out of the next sudden death.

7:30pm Monday, August 20 on TV2

The trans-Tasman war heats up! After their last disappointing performance, the Kiwi couple has a point to prove, tonight on My Kitchen Rules.

Simon and Meg are still reeling from their disastrous first instant restaurant experience. The Auckland duo was left with egg on their faces after they failed to prove us New Zealanders can make the best pavlovas.

With national pride on the line, they’re desperate to make amends. But will our local heroes make the most of their second chance?