Celeste Barber at the Fire Fight Australia bushfire relief concert (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Married at First Sight was bested by Seven’s Fire Fight concert last night. The bushfire relief show started around 1pm and ran past 11pm, with only the 6-7pm news as a break. The evening part, from 7-11pm, averaged 1.53 million viewers, which was comfortably ahead of MAFS with 1.48 million.

MAFS was only 11,000 less than the previous Sunday night, however, so most of the extra viewers for the concert came from other channels or streaming viewing.

Dancing with the Stars on Ten was whacked hard — just 497,000 for the performance part and 487,000 for the elimination. Seven clearly won the night from Nine, the ABC and Ten. And, in the morning, the ABC’s Insiders averaged 596,000. 

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Network channel share

  1. Seven (38.0%)
  2. Nine (31.0%)
  3. ABC (14.0%)
  4. Ten (11.7%)
  5. SBS (5.5%)

Network main channels

  1. Seven (31.0%)
  2. Nine (24.1%)
  3. ABC (10.8%)
  4. Ten (7.2%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.4%)

Top five digital channels

  1. 7TWO (3.8%)
  2. GO (2.9%)
  3. 10 Bold (2.8%)
  4. 7mate (2.3%)
  5. Gem (2.2%)

Top 10 national programs

  1. Fire Fight Australia Concert – Late (Seven) — 1.560 million
  2. Fire Fight Australia Concert (Seven) — 1.510 million
  3. MAFS (Nine) —1.482 million
  4. Seven News — 1.467 million 
  5. The Latest Seven News — 1.445 million
  6. Fire Fight Australia Concert – Afternoon (Seven) — 1.269 million
  7. Nine/NBN News   — 1.106 million
  8. 60 Minutes (Nine) —1.037 million
  9. 7pm ABC News — 953,000
  10. Fire Fight Australia Concert – Day (Seven) —883,000

Top metro programs

  1. MAFS (Nine) — 1.103 million
  2. Fire Fight Australia Concert – Late (Seven) — 1.006 million

Metro news and current affairs

  1. Seven News — 979,000
  2. The Latest Seven News — 918,000
  3. Nine News   — 855,000
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 772,000
  5. 7pm ABC News — 665,000
  6. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 280,000
  7. Ten News First — 219,000
  8. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 176,000
  9. SBS World News  — 148,000

Morning (national) TV

  1. Insiders (ABC/ABC News) — 596,000
  2. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 437,000
  3. Landline (ABC) —302,000
  4. Weekend Today (Nine) — 269,000 
  5. Offsiders (ABC) — 217,000

Top five pay TV programs

  1. Fire Fight Australia (Fox8) —138,000
  2. Make You Laugh Out Loud (Fox8) — 105,000
  3. Outsiders (Sky News) —67,000
  4. Outsiders (Sky News) —66,000
  5. Fres (V) ID: Justin Bieber (V) — 56,000

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