Harry and Meghan Oprah interview
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, in conversation with Oprah Winfrey. (Image: Joe Pugliese/Harpo Productions via AP)

Tonight will be an interesting one in the ratings. Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah on Ten will be up against Nine’s ratings blockbuster Married At First Sight (MAFS) at 7.30pm, and Four Corners‘ update to the “Canberra bubble” story will be hot on its heels at 8.30pm.

While Boris Johnson says he will probably not watch the Harry/Meghan chat, you can bet that ScoMo, his office and legal beagles across the country will be watching Four Corners — some with nasty letters already drafted and ready to be sent at the hint of a wrong word or inflection.

Last night wasn’t quite so interesting. Seven’s Ultimate Tag — a reworked Australian Ninja Warrior — is already doomed after the debut ep could only manage 721,000 national viewers. Nine won the night thanks to MAFS (1.25 million) and 60 Minutes (1.07 million). The latter had a decent update on the Melissa Caddick story — the alleged fraudster who is now missing and footless.

MAFS was the most watched metro program with 945,000 viewers. Holiday weekends in Victoria, the ACT, South Australia and Tasmania saw viewing levels dip a bit last night and they will be lower today and tonight.

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Network channel share

  1. Nine (34.6%)
  2. Seven (23.9%)
  3. Ten (17.6%)
  4. ABC (15.9%)
  5. SBS (8.0%)

Network main channels

  1. Nine (25.9%)
  2. Seven (17.6%)
  3. ABC (11.9%)
  4. Ten (10.4%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.5%)

Top five digital channels

  1. 10 Bold (3.8%)
  2. Gem, 7mate (3.0%)
  3. GO (2.7%)
  4. 10 Peach (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs

  1. Seven News — 1.287 million
  2. MAFS (Nine) — 1.251 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.041 million
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.073 million
  5. 7pm ABC News — 937,000
  6. Ultimate Tag (Seven) — 731,000
  7. Grand Designs NZ (ABC) — 663,000
  8. Nine News Late — 646,000
  9. The Amazing Race Australia (Ten) — 639,000
  10. Harrow (ABC) —616,000

Metro news and current affairs

  1. Seven News — 846,000
  2. Nine/NBN News — 783,000
  3. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 722,000
  4. 7pm ABC News — 604,000
  5. Nine’s Late News — 465,000
  6. The Sunday Project 7pm (Ten) — 369,000
  7. 10 News First — 260,000
  8. The Sunday Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 259,000
  9. SBS World News — 169,000

Morning (national) TV

  1. Insiders (ABC, ABC News) — 595,000
  2. Landline (ABC) — 348,000
  3. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 341,000
  4. Weekend Today (Nine) — 266,000
  5. Offsiders (ABC) — 184,000
  6. Sports Sunday (Nine) — 140,000

Top five pay TV programs

  1. Cricket: T20 Int Game 5 – NZ vs. Australia, Innings Break (Fox Cricket) — 140,000
  2. Cricket: T20 Int Game 5 – NZ vs. Australia (Fox Cricket) — 136,000
  3. Cricket: T20 Int Game 5 – NZ vs. Australia (Fox Cricket) — 123,000
  4. AFL: Pre-season, West Coast vs. Freo  (Fox Footy) — 79,000
  5. AFL: Pre-season, Adelaide vs. Port  (Fox Footy) — 67,000