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Gee That’s Swell! MKR Mini Recap

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QLD Surfer Dads Paul & Blair Nab a Perfect 10

 

Continuing on with the ‘word of the day’ theme on MKR, last’s nights word was ‘swell’.  From the name of the instant restaurant to the quality of the food (well mainly the entree) to even Pete Evans throwing in a ‘swell’ reference to the QLD surfer dads entree.

The best dish of the night?  Easily Deb from SA.  Seems you get a few chardy’s into her and she turns into a highly sexual saucy minx who spent most of the night not only undressing Manu with her eyes but freely telling him so also. Her “Well, there was enough sauce for me, but I doubt there was enough for you” to Manu certainly made everyone turn the shade of a bloody beetroot.

The food overall?  Not too sure.  They speed at which NSW’s Jason inhaled his entree, main and especially the overtly rich desert, can only lead me to believe it was palatable (yet they – Annie and Jason – only delivered a score of 6)

The final result?  Seems Paul and Blair did well enough to secure themselves a spot in the second round.  They nabbed the first perfect 10 for their entree and set the mood for the night by offering up a range of local brewed beers and wines for everyone to down.

Next Up?  The first of the all female teams, twins Helena and Vikki from Victoria.  From the looks of it, there’ll be more spice and fire at the table than in the kitchen.

MKR returns Sunday night, 6:30pm on Channel 7.

Cooking for Bitches and New York Style Lofts.

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Kyal and Kara will enter The Block Fans vs Favorites Season. © 2014 Nine Entertainment Co.

So it was an all new season of Channel 9’s The Block versus and all new season of Channel 7’s My Kitchen Rules last night and judging how twitter went last night, I think most people had the same idea as myself – Watch MKR and tape The Block as MKR easily raked it in last night with well over 1.6 million viewers compared to The Blocks 1.14 Million (It was even beaten by the return of Home and Away) but i’m assuming when The Block moves on from elimination rounds and into the real game, the ratings will alter.

Let’s talk The Block.  It’s a Fans vs Favorites season and we already know the hipster glasses wearing copper twins Alyssa and Lysandra are back for another round, this time along with the familiar faces of Brad and Dale (and Dales new hiddeous neck tattoo and extensive face hair) who have paired up to form the second team of ‘favorites’.

Last night’s first episode saw two couples (both long-time fans of the show) battle it out in designing a New York loft style apartment with Kyal (had to add that spelling to the dictionary) and wife Kara from New South Wales easily beating out Queensland miners Jesse and Kenny.

Both couples were given a budget of $10,000, a design brief including the Manhattan Loft style and just two days to turn two empty rooms into amazing living spaces at The Block HQ.  Throw in a plasterer named Igor that arrived 5 hours late, a smashed light shade, awesome use of pre-existing graffiti, Scotty Cam being a smarmy bugger and a contestant stealing (or paying for) flowers from a woman on her birthday and we finally have our first couple for the new season.

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MKR contestants Chloe and Kelly

Now it’s time to talk MKR.  I think the producers learnt a very valuable lesson last season – CASTING IS IMPORTANT AND EQUALS VIEWERS!  And casting of nasty contestants equals people talking about your show.

The ‘Well traveled friends’ from Western Australia Chloe and Kelly ensured we were all talking about them and mostly them.  The general consensus was that they should have been labelled as the ‘bitchy travel snobs’ from Western Australia.

I swear, if either of them say “I’m not here to make friends”….

The Block airs tonight on Channel 9 at 7:30pm

My Kitchen Rules on Channel 7 at 7:30pm

The Block Fires First Shot In Renovator Show War

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Contestants Alisa and Lysandra Fraser
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No one can deny the power of Channel 9’s The Block series.  After the All Stars series brought strong ratings earlier this year for the network, 9 were quick to follow up with the latest series The Block Sky High which premiered last night to strong ratings.

1.31 million viewers nationally tuned in to the new series which has upped the challenge on your bog-standard home/apartment renovating show and has now moved into an old apartment block Melbourne, where each couple have an entire floor to complete over an 11 week period.

How will Channel 7’s version titled House Rules stack up?  The two shows have very similar formats. House Rules, hosted by Johanna Griggs and from the makers of My Kitchen Rules, gets six state-based teams to renovate each other’s homes.The Block Sky High, hosted by Scott Cam and Shelley Craft, features five state-based teams that turn a five-storey South Melbourne hotel into luxury apartments.

Apparently Channel 7 are so confident in their own show, Rules has been scheduled up against Sky High three nights a week and are hoping to nab upwards of 500,000 viewers from 9.  That said, The Block, an established series, has it’s dedicated fans and is bringing in new viewers on a series basis.  Sevens Rules is a new show that isn’t starting until Tuesday night.

My call: Viewers are going to stick with The Block.  Seven will try and keep beating the dead donkey but before series end, Rules will be relegated to either 7Mate or will run back-to-back episodes on a weekend.

The Block Sky High airs Sundays through Thursdays at 7pm on 9

House Rules premiere’s Tuesday May 14th at 7.30pm on 7

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Kitchen Wins on Viewers

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My Kitchen Rules Series 2 winners Dan and Steph from QLD

Between a series final of My Kitchen Rules and a battle round of The Voice, it was no surprise to see that last nights television offering drew the most viewers to their television sets this year.

Last nights episode of The Voice saw the Battle Rounds continue on, with both Seal and Ricky Martin using their ‘save’ option to save two singers (Hannah Darling and Jazz crooner Emma Pask) from elimination leaving judge Delta Goodrem with the last save option.  The episode drew a massive 1.97 million viewers but was not strong enough to take down the might that was the My Kitchen Rules finale.

The finale which saw teams Dan and Steph and Jake and Elle, two QLD teams, battle it out in the kitchen in front of eliminated teams and friends and family, and eventually saw viewer favorites Dan and Steph take out the prize, drew the biggest audience so far this year with a massive 2.97 million viewers (Nationally, the program brought in 4.27 million viewers).

My Kitchen Rules is set to return next year for a fifth season (Advertising has already begun for teams to apply) while The Voice continues it’s Battle Rounds Sundays through Tuesdays on Channel 9.


QLD Showdown in MKR finale

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MKR contestants and finalists Dan and Steph Mulheron.

It will be a battle for the pride of QLD as two teams from the sunshine state will battle it out the kitchen for the My Kitchen Rules grand finale on Sunday night.

Favorites Dan and Steph Mulheron won their place in the final taking out Bondi boys and personal trainers Matt and Luke while siblings Jake and Elle Harrison had no troubles taking out father and son team of Mick and Matt Newell from Tasmania, beating them by 7 points in Wednesday nights cook-off.

While Dan and Steph may be viewer favorites, it’s brother and sister combo Jake and Elle who are firm favorites to win the finale, and if they do, it will make them the youngest contestants ever to win the show.

MKR has been riding a wave of praise and criticism for this season.  From like-able couples to bad editing to contestants who don’t eat half of the food chain to accidentally revealing results (Adelaide viewers were ‘accidentally’ shown an MKR advert that revealed Tasmanian father and son team Mick and Matt won Comeback Kitchen 40 minutes into the episode which was currently being aired)  and battled for viewers against rival talent show ‘The Voice’.

MKR’s grand final airs this Sunday Night on the Seven network.

Battle of the Talent Shows

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The Voice Judges – Seal, Joel Madden, Delta Goodrem and new judge, Ricky Martin

We all knew it was coming.  Channel 9’s smash singing talent show ‘The Voice‘ was, at some point, going to find itself up against channel 7’s popular cooking talent show ‘My Kitchen Rules‘ but the big question was, who was going to come out on top?

In a bid to nab extra ratings, the channel 7 cooking show was given an extra episode of ‘MKR‘ on a Sunday night time slot to battle against the return of ‘The Voice‘ on Channel 9 which was a ratings winner for the station and was last years most watched television show.  So who came out on top?

In it’s season two debut episode, ‘The Voice‘ was hard to beat.  Bringing in 1.8 million viewers compared to ‘MKR’s 1.4 million.  Seven had hoped their promotion of the Sunday night episode which saw previous ousted contestants battling it the kitchen for a chance to come back into the reality cooking show would bring in the numbers, but up against last years most watched show, it didn’t bring the viewers seven had hoped for.

Both shows however, continue to maintain very healthy ratings.

The Voice airs on the 9 network while My Kitchen Rules screens on the 7 network.

Return to Form for My Kitchen Rules

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Judges Pete Evans and Manu Feidel

After a week-long hiatus, Channel 7’s ‘My Kitchen Rules‘ literally ruled the screen last night with a massive 1.92 million viewers tuning in to watch the first week of finals.

Channel 7 had been hyping a possible new rivalry between female teams Ashlee and Sophia from NSW and Jenna and Joanna from SA with multiple adverts during the shows week-long absence.

The reality-cooking show has been a major hit for the 7 network and has caused many uproars from viewers ranging from contestants who bully, contestants who are racially abused on social networking sites and contestants who don’t eat certain types of food (remember the I-don’t-eat-tomatoes-capsicum-chocolate-orange-girls?)

The show has also begun to hype up episodes showing ousted contestants fighting for a chance to make it back into the competition.

My Kitchen  Rules airs on the 7 Network week-nightly at 7pm