Married at first sight
(Image: Nine Network)

MAFS got almost 2 million nationally, 1.47 in the metros and 518,000 in the regions. 60 Minutes had 1.01 million, so it was Nine’s night — and probably week — again easily. Ten was fourth again behind the ABC as Chris and Julia’s Sunday Night Takeaway pulled in 384,000 nationally. It should join Changing Rooms in the flops vault. Ten’s F1 race from Melbourne got 924,000 nationally with 290,000 on Foxtel. Watching a program about bees making honey sound similar but is more interesting.

In the mornings, Insiders on the ABC had 631,000 all up on the main channel and ABC News — another week with a figure above 600,000. Barrie Cassidy is leaving in two elections time, ending on June 9. In regional areas it was MAFS with 518,000, Seven News with 497,000, Nine News with 358,000, the 7pm ABC News with 355,000 and Vera with 330,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (38.0%)
  2. Seven (25.3%)
  3. ABC (18.5%)
  4. Ten (12.2%)
  5. SBS (6.0%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (28.9%)
  2. Seven (16.8%)
  3. ABC (13.9%)
  4. Ten (8.42%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.7%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. GO, 7mate (3.9%)
  2. Gem (2.8%)
  3. ABC Kids/Comedy, 9Life (2.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. MAFS (Nine) — 1.995 million
  2. Seven News — 1.442 million
  3. Nine/NBN News  — 1.338 million
  4. 7pm ABC News — 1.111 million
  5. MKR (Seven) – 1.114 million
  6. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.013 million
  7. Vera (ABC) — 962,000
  8. Formula 1 Race Melbourne (Ten) — 924,000
  9. Formula 1 Melbourne – Podium (Ten) — 795,000
  10. Restoration Australia (ABC) — 792,000

Top metro programs: 

  1. MAFS(Nine) — 1.476 million
  2. Nine News — 1.030 million

Losers: MKR, Ten, Weekend Today.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.030 million
  2. Seven News — 945,000
  3. 7pm ABC News —756,000
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) —- 689,000
  5. Sunday Night (Seven)  — 417,000
  6. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 343,000
  7. The Project 6pm (Ten) — 334,000
  8. 10 News First — 241,000
  9. SBS World News — 141,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC, ABC News) — 631,000
  2. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 430,000 
  3. Landline (ABC) — 373,000
  4. Weekend Today (Nine) — 284,000
  5. Offsiders (ABC) — 238,000
  6. Sports Sunday (Nine) — 211,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. F1: Melbourne (Fox Sports) — 290,000
  2. NRL: Gold Coast v Canberra (Fox League) —244,000
  3. NRL: Penrith v Parramatta (Fox League) — 233,000
  4. Supercars Melbourne Race 6 (Fox Sports) — 191,000
  5. F1: Pit Lane Race Day (Fox Sports) — 185,000

Peter Fray

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