TV Ratings February 23: Nine runs away with 16th night in a row thanks to MAFS weddings


• Nine’s TV share 11 points clear of competition

• MAFS ratings increase on launch episode

Primetime News
Seven News 902,000 (6 pm)/896,000 (6:30 pm)
Nine News is 871,000 (6 pm)/861,000 (6:30 pm)
ABC News 683,000
10 News First 306,000(5 pm)/210,000 (6pm)
SBS World News 176,000 (6:30 pm)/143,000 (7 pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 720,000
7:30 503,000
The Project 233,000 (6:30 pm)/415,000 (7 pm)
The Drum 179,000 

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 262,000
Today 206,000
News Breakfast 196,000

Late Night News
The Latest 111,000
Nine News Late Edition 79,000
ABC Late News 88,000
World News Late 58,000

Nine has won its 16th night in a row thanks to the drawing power of Married at First Sight’s second episode. The broadcaster had a 26.6% primary share and a 34.9% network share, both more than 11 points clear of second spot. MAFS was also #1 in all key demos for the second night in a row.

MAFS had 992,000 tune in for the second night of wedding week which was up on the 964,000 the show had for its first episode on Monday night. The episode saw Booka and Brett, Samantha and Cameron plus Coco and Sam tie the knot.

MAFS was followed by Botched which had 386,000, and was #2 for the night in the 16-39 demo.

On Seven the top rating show was Home and Away with 460,000. In the 7:30 slot was a special episode of Highway Patrol that counted down the top 10 outrageous characters that had appeared on the show which had 303,000 viewers. The Good Doctor then followed at 8:30 with 294,000 which was slighting down on last week’s 300,000.

On 10 The Amazing Race Australia had 459,000 viewers which was down on last Tuesday’s 554,000.

The episode took the teams to Port Lincoln, South Australia, where The Dancing Exes, Jordan and Violeta, were eliminated from the Race.

Jordan and Violeta

The Project had 233,000 and 415,000 tune in as the panel discussed how Jobseeker payments have finally been raised and spoke with comedian Celeste Barber.

On the ABC 7:30 also covered the changed job seeker payments and had 503,000 viewers, while Foreign Correspondent had 390,000 and Catalyst 303,000.

The top show on SBS was a repeat of Great Australian Railway Journeys with 234,000.

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