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


MAFS
hit 1.28 million — third nationally and top of the metros with 969,000. End of night with Nine in front, daylight next, then Seven (MIA), Ten struggling and the ABC coming in last. At least viewers have a choice with the ABC instead of the inedible and risible 90 minutes of MAFS — Hard Quiz, 934,000; 7.30, 852,000; the 7pm News, 945,000; The Weekly With Charlie Pickering, 750,000.

Ten’s The Cube improved to 560,000 last night from 501,000 the week before. Seven is still searching for the viewers who deserted The Pembrokeshire Murders (499,000), and Piers Morgan is still searching for his brain after he left it on the set of Good Morning Britain in front of 1.3 million viewers on ITV.

Tonight (a big tip, so pass it on) the NRL starts — Melbourne Storm v South Sydney; last year’s premiers v wannabees who last won back in 2014.

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Network channel share:

  1. Nine (33.3%)
  2. Seven (24.1%)
  3. Ten (17.6%)
  4. ABC (17.2%)
  5. SBS (7.8%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (24.7%)
  2. Seven (15.8%)
  3. ABC (12.6%)
  4. Ten (10.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.3%)

Top 5 digital channels:

  1. 10 Bold (3.9%)
  2. 7TWO, 10 Peach (3.0%)
  3. 7mate (2.9%)
  4. 7Flix, GO, Gem (2.5%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.363 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.342 million
  3. MAFS (Nine) — 1.287 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.139 million
  5. Nine News — 1.087 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 948,000
  7. 7pm ABC News — 945,000
  8. Hard Quiz (ABC) — 934,000
  9. 7.30 (ABC) — 852,000
  10. Home and Away (Seven) — 842,000

Top metro programs: None with a million or more viewers.

Losers: Seven, Ten

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News —889,000
  2. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 888,000
  3. Seven News 6.30 — 878,000
  4. Nine News — 864,000
  5. ACA (Nine) — 681,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 652,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 570,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 407,000
  9. Ten News First — 330,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 255,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 426,000/244,000
  2. News Breakfast (ABC) — 305,000/205,000
  3. Today (Nine) — 296,000/191,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 207,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 160,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 66,000


Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Gogglebox Australia (LifeStyle) — 148,000
  2. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 78,000
  3. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 75,000
  4. Credlin (Sky News) — 67,000
  5. Alan Jones (Sky News) — 65,000

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