Married at First Sight finished up with its lowest season finale audience since 2017. The 1.81 million last night was still strong, but lower than the 1.95 million for 2020 and the 2.44 million for 2019 (back when it was considered "naughty" to be watching this load of rubbish). That's a drop of 25% in two years. Is it wearing out its welcome?
An estimated 1.39 million watched in the metro markets last night, against 1.47 million in 2020 and 1.85 million in 2019. Yep, more people watched in the five metro markets two years ago than watched nationally last night. The regional audience last night was 418,000 -- against 474,000 in 2020 and 590,000 in 2019.
Meanwhile, Seven's Dancing With The Stars: All Stars battled on last night -- 925,000 from 7.30pm (down 109,000 from its opening audience a week earlier) -- but the 7pm ABC News (948,000) and the return of Spicks and Specks (953,000) proved too popular. Ten was so weak last night that its main channel share of 5.5% was less than that for SBS (5.8%) on one of the most competitive nights of the week.