Married at first sight
(Image: Nine Network)

Nine’s night — Married At First Sight pulled in 2.20 million, leading in to 60 Minutes which drew an audience of 1.21 million. Michael Rowland was filling in for Barrie Cassidy on ABC’s Insiders — 652,000 nationally and the ninth most watched program on the day (and night). Ten bombed again last night — The Project 7pm had an audience of 423,000 and Chris and Julia’s Sunday Night Takeaway pulled in 309,000. 

The AFL Women’s Grand Final (won by the Crows) got 409,000 nationally (321,000 in the metros and 88,000 in the regions and another 73,000 on Fox Sports). It was the 17th most watched program yesterday; 154,000 watched in Melbourne, and 91,000 watched in Adelaide where it was the third most watched program on Sunday (and 11th in Melbourne). This was also more than double the 186,000 who watched Brisbane and Footscray play in the 2018 Grand Final on a Saturday. It compares well with the 602,000 who watched the male AFL game between Hawthorn and Footscray, and the 460,000 who watched the NRL Sydney derby between Wests and Canterbury.

In regional markets MAFS topped with 556,000, then Seven News with 494,000, My Kitchen Rules with 412,000, 60 Minutes with 371,000 and the Nine/NBN News with 357,000.

Network channel share:

Nine (39.0%)
Seven (28.4%)
ABC (15.6%)
Ten (10.1%)
SBS (6.9%)

Network main channels:

Nine (29.2%)
Seven (19.5%)
ABC (11.4%)
Ten (6.7%)
SBS ONE (4.3%)

Top 5 digital channels:

GO (4.1%)
7mate (4.0%)
Gem (3.0%)
7TWO (2.7%)
ABC Kids/Comedy (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

MAFS (Nine) — 2.04 million
Seven News — 1.60 million
Nine/NBN News — 1.32 million
60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.21 million
MKR (Seven) – 1.21 million
7pm ABC News — 993,000
Restoration Australia (ABC) —752,000
Sunday Night (Seven) — 740,000
Insiders (ABC, ABC News) — 652,000
AFL – Hawthorn v Footscray (Seven) — 602,000

Top metro programs:

1. MAFS (Nine) — 1.48 million
2. Seven News — 1.10 million

Losers: Ten, Weekend Today.

Metro news and current affairs:

Seven News — 1.10 million
Nine News — 971,000
60 Minutes (Nine) —- 842,000
7pm ABC News —638,000
Sunday Night (Seven) — 472,000
The Project 7pm (Ten) — 933,000
The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 228,000
10 News First — 191,000 *
SBS World News — 133,000
* Wasn’t broadcast in Perth

Morning (National) TV:

Insiders (ABC, ABC News) — 652,000
Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 423,000
Landline (ABC) — 398,000
Weekend Today (Nine) — 267,000
Offsiders (ABC) — 257,000
Sports Sunday (Nine) — 171,000

Top five pay TV programs:

NRL: Souths v Gold Coast (Fox League) — 242,000
NRL: Wests v Canterbury (Fox League) —218,000
AFL: Hawthorn v Footscray (Fox Footy) — 170,000
AFL: North Melbourne v Brisbane (Fox Footy) — 152,000
AFL: Gold Coast v Fremantle (Fox Footy) — 150,000

Peter Fray

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