Married On Fight Night, 2.22 million nationally — end of story, Nine’s night, as expected. Seven was left behind. The ABC and Ten shared third in total people (13.7%), but the ABC (9.7%) pipped Ten (9.3%) for third for yet another night in the main channels. My Kitchen Rules  averaged 1.47 million nationally and was third behind Married and Seven News — a confirmation of its slide. the Good Doctor managed 1.37 million for Seven, but couldn’t pull it over the line last night.

Tonight Married At First Sight ends, so the ratings will be big for Nine. The AFL Footy Show follows in AFL markets (Melbourne, Adelaide, perth and associated regions and Tassie). With a 2 million plus lead in it has to do better than the first two weeks, especially in Melbourne where it has attracted 173,000 and 174,000 viewers.

In regional markets Married completed a sweep with 599,000 viewers, Seven News was second with 536,000, then MKR with 500,000, The Good Doctor was fourth with 478,000 and Seven News/TT averaged 458,000 in fifth.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (35.2%)
  2. Seven (31.1%)
  3. ABC, Ten (13.7%)
  4. SBS (6.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (27.90%)
  2. Seven (23.6%)
  3. ABC (9.7%)
  4. Ten (9.3%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.2%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (3.1%)
  2. 7mate (2.8%)
  3. Gem (2.7%)
  4. ONE (2.4%)
  5. Eleven (2.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 2.222 million
  2. Seven News  — 1.484 million
  3. MKR (Seven) — 1.470 million
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.403 million
  5. The Good Doctor (Seven) — 1.371 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.308 million
  7. Nine/NBN News 6.30pm — 1.256 million
  8. Nine/NBN News — 1.211 million
  9. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.157 million
  10. 7pm ABC News — 1.042 million

Top metro programs:

    1. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.623 million

Losers: Ten

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 950,000
  2. Seven News — 949,000
  3. Seven News/Today Tonight — 943,000
  4. Nine News (6.30pm) — 943,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 929,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 711,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 522,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 479,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 415,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 298,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 423,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 399,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, 161,000 + 62,000 on News 24) — 243,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 178,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 172,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 105,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 62,000
  2. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 50,000
  3. The Big Bang Theory (Comedy), Jones & Co (Sky News) — 43,000
  4. Back Page (Fox Sports 1) — 39,000

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