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

That’s two from two for James Warburton and the Seven network — two flops that is. Holey Moley started positively with 1.51 million for its first episode, but went south from then on. It sagged and sagged till everyone was glad to see the end of it as it ate Seven’s ratings and revenue.

When UltimateTag followed it into the Seven line up, the first two episodes of five also sagged and sagged (holy moly, what an unexpected outcome) and the remaining three have been flicked to 7Flix. It’s starting to look like the first half of 2020 all over for Seven — flop after flop. But what’s that? Riding to the rescue for Kerry Stokes is the start of the AFL season for 2021.

Last night Nine was streets ahead in the ratings, again and Seven was left way back with the ABC and Ten snapping at its slow moving heels.

Like last year and the year before, Married at First Sight (number three nationally with 1.3 million, number one in the metros with 1.026 million, and number five in the regions with 312,000) is cleaning up the opposition — though with lower audience figures.

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Ten is battling, though the ABC is more competitive, even if it appeals to older viewers, they are still viewers (and big Netflixers as well). Last night’s Exposed: The Ghost Train Fire is a case in point — only older viewers would remember this terrible incident — 563,000 watched nationally and it deserved double that.

Nine’s Today show had another bad morning with a sub-300,000 national audience and a sub-200,000 metro audience. Overall in breakfast television it was: Sunrise, 422,000/239,000; Today, 293,000/186,000; and News Breakfast, 267,000/170,000.

In the regions it was: Seven News, 567,000; Seven News 6.30, 545,000; Home and Away, 365,000; 7pm ABC News, 322,000; Married at First Sight, 312,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (33.6%)
  2. Seven (23.3%)
  3. ABC (17.7)
  4. Ten (17.6%)
  5. SBS (7.8%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (25.59%)
  2. Seven (14.4%)
  3. ABC (13.2%)
  4. Ten (12.7)
  5. SBS ONE (5.2%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (3.4%)
  2. 7TWO (3.3%)
  3. 10 Bold (2.8%)
  4. Gem (2.5%)
  5. GO (2.3%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.49 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.45 million
  3. Married at First Sight (Nine) — 1.33 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 1.13 million
  5. Nine News  — 1.08 million
  6. 7pm ABC News — 1.00 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 990,000
  8. Home and Away (Seven) — 902,000
  9. The Chaser Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 814,000
  10. 7.30 (ABC) — 793,000

Top metro programs: 

  1. Married at First Sight (Nine) — 1.02 million

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News —927,000
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 907,000
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 850,000
  4. Nine News — 845,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 703,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 678,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 543,000
  8. Foreign Correspondent (ABC) — 447,000
  9. The Project (Ten) — 400,000
  10. Exposed: The Ghost Train Fire (ABC) — 376,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 422,000/239,000
  2. Today (Nine) — 293,000/186,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC) —267,000/170,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 225,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 138,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 45,000

Top 5 pay TV programs:

  1. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 68,000
  2. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 66,000
  3. Alan Jones (Sky News) — 62,000
  4. Credlin (Sky News) — 60,000
  5. PML Later (Sky News) — 53,000