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

Nine’s night — MAFS 1.78 million nationally (1.31 million in the metros and 468,000 in the regions). Seven was second, ABC third and Ten again a distant 4th. But for Nine News between 6 and 7pm the black hole widened in its ratings last night.

Seven News and Seven News/Today Tonight averaged 1.54 million for the hour nationally while Nine News averaged 1.16 million. Nationally Nine’s 6pm News (1.13 million viewers from 6 to 6.30pm) finished just 11,000 viewers in front of the 7pm ABC News with 1.12 million people. The 7pm slot is tougher than the 6pm slot with the ABC up against A Current Affair, Home and Away and The Project. The 7pm ABC News also beat Nine/NBN News in regional areas quite easily. In breakfast, Today, 286,000 nationally and 198,000 in the metros, Sunrise, 435,000 nationally and 273,000 in the metros.

Egg Boy’s appearance on The Project at 7pm boosted its audience nationally to 813,000 (574,000 in the metros) from 684,000 the previous Monday night. Q&A averaged 606,000 nationally, up from 540,000 the week before. Dancing With The Stars averaged 649,000 across the lead up and the elimination for Ten. 

Network channel share:
Nine (30.9%)
Seven (28.4%)
ABC (19.0%)
Ten (15.9%)
SBS (5.8%)

Network main channels:
Nine (24.0%)
Seven (19.1%)
ABC (14.8%)
Ten (10.7%)
SBS ONE (4.1%)

Top 5 digital channels:
7mate (3.8%)
10 Bold ()3.7%)
GO (3.6%)
7TWO (3.4%)
ABC Kids/Comedy (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:
MAFS (Nine) — 1.78 million
Seven News — 1.59 million
Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.49 million
Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.18 million
A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.15 million
MKR (Seven) — 1.15 million
Nine/NBN News — 1.13 million
7pm ABC News — 1.12 million
Home and Away (Seven) — 982,000
7.30 (ABC) — 946,000

Top metro programs:
MAFS (Nine) — 1.35 million
Seven News — 1.00 million

Losers: Nine News, Dancing With The Stars, MKR.

Metro news and current affairs:
Seven News — 1.00 million
Seven News/Today Tonight — 964,000
Nine News 6.30 — 885,000
Nine News — 873,000
A Current Affair (Nine) – 828,000
7pm ABC News — 768,000
7.30 (ABC) — 664,000
Australian Story (ABC) — 593,000
Four Corners (ABC) — 580,000
The Project 7pm (Ten) — 574,000

Morning (National) TV:
Sunrise (Seven) — 435,000 (Metros: 273,000)
Today (Nine) — 286,000 (Metros: 198,000)
News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 250,000
The Morning Show (Seven) — 219,000
Today Extra (Nine) — 147,000
Studio 10 (Ten) — 84,000

Top five pay TV programs:
AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 84,000
AFL: On The Couch (Fox Footy) — 75,000
Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 56,000
The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 51,000
The Walking Dead (Sky News) — 49,000

Peter Fray

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