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

Married at First Sight pulled in 1.26 million viewers nationally, 944,000 in the metros and 316,000 in the regions. Framing Britney Spears, with 622,000 viewers, followed. Her story is too terrible not to be true. So many are now apologising for what happened to Spears since the documentary was released — a bit late. Legal system, music industry, and her family and friends failed her — only teenage fans believed in her and eventually exposed her abuse.

ABC’s Foreign Correspondent drew in 657,000 nationally and was the 11th most watched program nationally.

Nine’s night — tonight the channel will debut Amazing Grace after  Married at First Sight. I hope the crassness of the latter doesn’t undermine the audience for Grace. Seven has the first of a three part UK murder series and Ten has The Cube. The ABC has Hard Quiz and The Weekly with Charlie Pickering.

In Breakfast: Sunrise, 438,000/258,000; Today, 290,000/190,000; ABC News Breakfast, 287,000/189,000.

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In regional markets it was Seven News, 548,000; Seven News 6.30, 533,000; Home and Away, 373,000; 7pm ABC News, 327,000; Married at First Sight, 316,000. 

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (33.6%)
  2. Seven (23.8%)
  3. Ten (17.6%)
  4. ABC (16.6%)
  5. SBS (8.5%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (26.7%)
  2. Seven (15.7%)
  3. ABC (11.5%)
  4. Ten (11.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.1%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (3.6%)
  2. 10 Bold (3.5%)
  3. 7mate (2.8%)
  4. ABC Kids/Comedy/Plus (2.7%)
  5. 10 Peach (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.46 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.42 million
  3. Married at First Sight (Nine) — 1.30 million
  4. Nine News — 1.14 million
  5. Nine News 6.30 — 1.12 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.00 million
  7. 7pm ABC News — 1.00 million
  8. Home and Away (Seven) — 810,000
  9. 7.30 (ABS) — 753,000
  10. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 744,000

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 918,000
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 901,000
  3. Nine News   —  864,000
  4. Nine News 6.30  — 853,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 704,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 681,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 578,000
  8. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) — 437,000
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 431,000
  10. Ten News First —305,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 438,000/258,000
  2. Today (Nine) — 290,000/190,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC) — 287,000/189,000
  4. The Morning Show  (Seven) — 223,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 144,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) —  51,000

Top 5 pay TV programs:

  1. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 80,000
  2. Alan Jones (Sky News) — 66,000
  3. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 65,000
  4. Credlin (Sky News) — 55,000 
  5. Blue Bloods (Fox One) — 33,000