Reality cooking hit My Kitchen Rules has continued its reign as one of the nation's most- watched shows after more than two million viewers tuned in nationally for its Monday episode, which saw the unfolding of Sydney "Spice Girls" *Jessie Khan *and *Biswa Kamila *'s disastrous instant restaurant.
The show's stellar figures - the best non-finale ratings the series has seen - saw Seven claim the top three spots nationally, with My Kitchen Rules pulling 2.28 million viewers at No. 1, US drama Revenge coming in with 1.498 million for its season two opener and Seven News with 1.185 million viewers coming third.
The result is a boon for Seven ahead of the official ratings period that starts on Sunday.
Nine's reality renovation series, The Block: All Stars, saw its lowest-ever launch, finishing ninth with 959,000 viewers nationally, while the disappointing figures continued for Ten's MasterChef: The Professionals, which has continued to plummet in its third week on air, coming in 19th with a national audience of 627,000.
In *Perth *, MKR took out top spot with 268,000 tuning in, followed by Seven News (194,000) and Revenge (176,000).
The MKR girls' failure to impress prompted hate from some viewers, with a handful tweeting that they should "go back to India".
Anti-bullying campaigner and TV personality *Charlotte Dawson *jumped to the girls' defence, labelling the offensive comments as "racist".
"OK people are being vile & racist over a reality tv cooking show!?!?! Check yourselves twitter peeps. Not cool at all," Dawson tweeted.
The program's live Twitter feed, which airs during the episode, was brought to a halt but it has been claimed it was a technical glitch rather than because of hateful tweets.
"Due to the volume of tweets during the Spice Girls episode of MKR there were technical glitches at Broadcasting Centre Melbourne, which meant Twitter feeds were different in different States," MKR executive producer *Rikkie Proost *told an Eastern States newspaper.
The girls'failure to impress prompted hate from some viewers.