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

The first Sunday night for this year’s Married at First Sight pulled in 1.20 million people nationally. Seven’s Holey Moley Celebrities only managed 679,000. Tonight it’s Holey Moley Junior. What next? Holey Moley Animals, hosted by W.C. Fields?

The upshot is that Nine has won the week already — Seven was a distant second last night, after daylight and the ABC beat Ten into third in total people and the main channels as the audience for The Amazing Race Australia softened to 620,000. After a while it feels all so predictable like it did on Seven.

In breakfast and morning shows it was: Insiders, 603,000; Weekend Sunrise, 377,000; Landline, 318,000; Weekend Today, 252,000; Offsiders, 206,000.

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In the regions it was: Seven News, 485,000; 7pm ABC News, 351,000; Married at First Sight, 303,000; Nine News, 280,000; Grand Designs NZ, 263,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (35.3%)
  2. Seven (21.4%)
  3. ABC (18.8%)
  4. Ten (17.6%)
  5. SBS (6.9%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (26.6%)
  2. Seven (15.0%)
  3. ABC (13.9%)
  4. Ten (10.7%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.7%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (3.6%)
  2. Gem (3.1%)
  3. 7mate (3.1%)
  4. 10 Peach (2.7%)
  5. ABC Kids/Comedy/Plus (2.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.34 million
  2. Married at First Sight (Nine) — 1.20 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.12 million
  4. 7pm ABC News — 1.04 million
  5. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 911,000
  6. Grand Designs NZ (ABC) — 772,000
  7. Harrow (ABC) —747,000
  8. Holey Moley Australia (Seven) — 679,000
  9. The Amazing Race Australia (Ten) — 620,000
  10. Insiders (ABC, ABC News) — 603,000

Top metro programs: None with a million or more viewers
Losers: Seven — simply left behind for another week

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 862,000
  2. Nine/NBN News — 847,000
  3. 7pm ABC News — 689,000
  4. Nine’s Late News — 435,000
  5. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 664,000
  6. The Sunday Project 7pm (Ten) — 390,000
  7. 10 News First, The Sunday Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 257,000
  8. SBS World News — 151,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC, ABC News) — 603,000
  2. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 371,000
  3. Landline (ABC) — 318,000
  4. Weekend Today (Nine) — 252,000
  5. Offsiders (ABC) — 206,000

Top 5 pay TV programs:

  1. Super Cars (Fox Sports) — 170,000
  2. Super Cars The Grid (Fox Sports) — 135,000
  3. Super Cars (Fox Sports) — 132,000
  4. Super Cars Mt Panorama Shoot Out (Fox Sports) — 123,000
  5. Super Cars Mt Panorama Dunlop (Fox Sports) — 122,000

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