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

Married At First Sight topped the night with 1.42 million, topped the metros with 1.09 million, and came fourth in the regions with 334,000. Nine won, followed by Seven, the ABC and Ten. End of story. It was the season high for MAFS.

Seven went to the Ivan Milat story again for the first of a two part news special — pulling in 843,000 nationally. Cheap TV and in no way an investigation like the first of a three-parter on the ABC tomorrow night on the Luna Park Ghost Train fire in 1979. It’s an investigation that is all too hard for the Seven and Nine these days without the legwork being done by Fairfax papers like The Age or SMH.

Ten’s top was The Amazing Race with 634,000. Grand Designs New Zealand did well — 652,000 viewers appreciated the wife’s battle for a pool (which she won).

In breakfast it was: Insiders, 665,000; Weekend Sunrise, 408,000; Landline, 332,000; Weekend Today, 266,000; Offsiders, 213,000; Sports Sunday, 168,000.

In the regions it was: Seven News, 461,000; Seven News — Ivan Milat Buried Secrets, 362,000; 7pm ABC News, 337000; Married At First Sight, 334,000; Nine News, 310,000.

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Network channel share:

  1. Nine (35.8%)
  2. Seven (23.3%)
  3. ABC (16.8%)
  4. Ten (15.4%)
  5. SBS (8.7%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (27.1%)
  2. Seven (17.1%)
  3. ABC (12.5%)
  4. Ten (9.2%)
  5. SBS ONE (6.2%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold, GO (3.3%)
  2. Gem, 7mate (2.5%)
  3. 10 Peach (2.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.42 million
  2. Seven News — 1.36 million
  3. Nine News — 1.25 million
  4. 7pm ABC News — 1.02 million
  5. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 878,000
  6. Seven News — Ivan Milat — Buried Secrets (Seven) — 843,000
  7. Insiders (ABC, ABC News) — 665,000
  8. Harrow (ABC) — 654,000
  9. Grand Designs NZ (ABC) — 652,000
  10. The Amazing Race Australia (Ten) — 634,000

Top metro programs: 

  1. Married At First Sight (Nine) — 1.09 million

Losers: Seven and Ten, left behind again for yet another Sunday

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 946,000
  2. Seven News —904,000
  3. 7pm ABC News — 685,000
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 626,000
  5. The Sunday Project 7pm (Ten) — 367,000
  6. The Sunday Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 256,000
  7. 10 News First — 242,000
  8. SBS World News — 180,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC, ABC News) — 665,000
  2. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 408,000
  3. Landline (ABC) — 332,000
  4. Weekend Today (Nine) — 266,000
  5. Offsiders (ABC) — 213,000
  6. Sports Sunday (Nine) — 168,000

Top 5 pay TV programs:

  1. NRL: Canberra v Wests (Fox League) — 259,000
  2. NRL: St George v Cronulla (Fox League) — 226000
  3. NRL: Sunday Ticket (Fox League) — 147,000
  4. NRL: Sunday Night With Matty Johns (Fox League) — 124,000
  5. NRL: Sunday Ticket (Fox League) — 83,000