TV Ratings February 1: MAFS posts best entertainment rating of the year with 1m+

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• Under Investigation with Liz Hayes follows MAFS with over 700k

Primetime News
Seven News 984,000 (6 pm)/986,000 (6:30 pm)
Nine News is 959,000 (6 pm)/931,000 (6:30 pm)
ABC News 725,000
10 News First 339,000(5 pm)/203,000 (6pm)
SBS World News 148,000 (6:30 pm)/128,000 (7 pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 729,000
7:30 620,000
The Project 248,000 (6:30 pm)/429,000 (7 pm)
The Drum 203,000 

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 222,000
Today 190,000
News Breakfast 189,000

Late Night News
Nine News Late Edition 124,000
The Latest 93,000
ABC Late News 68,000
World News Late 54,000

Nine had the #1 primary share for the 22nd night in a row with 27.2% and was also the top network share with 34.3%.

Married at First Sight threw its first dinner party of the year and served up a healthy dose of drama for the 1.02m that tuned in which was the highest rating entertainment show of 2021.

This was up on last Monday’s premiere episode of 964,000. The show was also #1 in all key demos last night.

This was followed by the first episode of Under Investigation with Liz Hayes which had 755,000.

In the premiere episode, Hayes’ forensic team searched for new clues and new lines of inquiry in the case of Victoria’s “High Country Mystery” – the disappearance of elderly lovers Russell Hill and Carol Clay from a remote alpine campsite. 

Read more: Liz Hayes on Under Investigation: Nine’s new genre of TV

On Seven 319,000 tuned in to watch nine-year-old Janie Carroll putt her way into history as the world’s first Holey Moley Junior Champion.

In this special edition of Holey Moley, the eight junior golfers took the putts while their adult caddies took the hits on the obstacles.

A nine-hole champion on the junior Gold Coast circuit, Janie outplayed eight-year-old Oscar and nine-year-old Aahan in the grand final putt off on Uranus to clinch the golden putter, plaid jacket and a massive $10,000 golf shopping spree.

This was followed by 9-1-1 with 240,000 and then The Rookie with 178,000.

On 10 the Amazing Race Australia had 495,000 which was down on last Monday’s 508,000.

The latest leg of the Race was a non-elimination episode as the teams were in the Sunshine Coast as The Cowboys were handed a First Class Pass as Chris and Aleisha who were handed the Sabotage, while Stan and Wayne were given the Salvage.

233,000 tuned in for Hughesy We Have a Problem as the show featured Becky Lucas, Nazeem Hussain, Nath Valvo and Kate Langbroek and discussed how to get employees back into the office.

The Project had 248,000 and 429,000 as the panel covered the recommendations of the aged care royal commission, and Trump hinting at a presidential run in 2024.

The ABC’s current affairs lineup was spearheaded by 7:30 with 620,000 as Laura Tingle talked to Malcolm Turnbull after a serving Cabinet minister was named in an anonymous letter relating to a historic rape allegation.

7:30 was followed by Australian Story (654,000), Four Corners (549,000), Media Watch (469,000), and The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook (253,000).

On SBS the top rating show for the evening was The Architecture The Railways Built which had 162,000.

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