TV ratings married at first sight
(Image: Nine Network)

Nine’s night in total people, main channels and the major demos. Ten misses out despite a better effort from I’m A Celebrity (820,000 nationally). Ten tied for third with the ABC in total people but was fourth in the all-important main channels.

Married At First Sight pulled 1.35 million nationally, including 1.02 million in the metros, the only program to crack the million mark in the capital city markets (up nearly 100,000 on Tuesday night overall). Seven’s My Kitchen Rules lost ground from Monday and Tuesday to average 1.19 million viewers nationally. MKR’s slide is what you get with a tired format that audiences are no longer desperate to watch. Nine’s Today slipped to 199,000 in the metros for the first time this week. with 293,000 nationally — the pain continues. Seven’s Sunrise averaged 268,000 in the metros and 447,000 nationally.

In regional markets it was Seven’s 6pm News with 539,000, then Seven News/Today Tonight with 508,000, MKR was next with 408,000, the 5.30pm part of The Chase Australia with 355,000 and MAFS with 332,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (30.9%)
  2. Seven (28.4%)
  3. ABC, Ten (16.4%)
  4. SBS (7.8%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (23.3%)
  2. Seven (20.4%)
  3. ABC (12.0%)
  4. Ten (10.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.8%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO (3.7%)
  2. 10 Bold (3.6%)
  3. 7TWO (3.3%)
  4. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.2%)
  5. 10 Peach (2.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.504 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.462 million
  3. MAFS (Nine) — 1.359 million
  4. MKR (Seven) — 1.197 million
  5. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.197 million
  6. Nine/NBN News  — 1.177 million
  7. 7pm ABC News — 1.084 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 956,000
  9. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 901,000
  10. 7.30 (ABC) — 872,000

Top metro programs: MAFS — 1.027 million

Losers: Ten.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 965,000
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 954,000
  3. Nine News— 913,000
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 908,000
  5. 7pm ABC News — 755,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) – 687,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 625,000
  8. Ten News First — 430,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 412,000
  10. The project 6.30pm (Ten) — 229,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 447,000 (Metro: 268,000)
  2. Today (Nine) — 293,000 (Metro: 199,000)
  3. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 244,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 202,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 141,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 106,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Between The Innings (Fox Cricket) — 261,000
  2. BBL (Fox Cricket) — 223,000
  3. BBL Post (Fox Cricket) — 216,000
  4. BBL (Fox Cricket) — 207,000
  5. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 49,000

Peter Fray

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