A package of recycled cat videos has dominated the ratings for Channel 7.

Cats Make You Laugh Out Loud, which replaced the struggling Restaurant Revolution, out-rated all other shows in its time slot, in a result that could be a devastating blow for local television production (and a boon for cat lovers).

The Courier Mail reports that the recycled cat clip show averaged 917,000 viewers, beating The Hotplate on Channel 9 (which averaged 839,000), and The Great Australian Spelling Bee (which averaged 642,000).

Knowing a winner when they see one, Channel 7 will stick with the formula next week, airing Dogs Make You Laugh Out Loud in the same 7:30pm timeslot.

I, for one, welcome our new feline overlords.