LOL cats out-rate The Hotplate in TV ratings battle

Grumpy Cat in a scene from Cats Make You Laugh Out Loud.
Grumpy Cat in a scene from Cats Make You Laugh Out Loud. Channel 7

CHANNEL 7 has enjoyed a bit of revenge in its TV ratings battle with Channel 9.

Seven's UK import Cats Make You Laugh Out Loud, which replaced its fizzer Restaurant Revolution, out-rated Nine's The Hotplate last night.

Cats Make You Laugh Out Loud was the sixth most watched program of the night, attracting 917,000 viewers across the five metro cities.

The Hotplate came in eighth place with 839,000 metro viewers.

Seven took Nine to court last week, alleging The Hotplate is a rip-off of its own popular reality cooking show My Kitchen Rules.

While the broadcaster lost its bid to have Hotplate taken off the air, the viewing numbers of Cats Make You Laugh Out Loud make for a small victory.

Next Tuesday Seven will air the show's sister program, Dogs Make You Laugh Out Loud.

Topics:  channel 7 channel 9 the hotplate

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