TV Ratings February 3, 2021: MAFS keeps Nine’s winning streak alive


• Seven soft launches the Winter Olympics

• MAFS #1 as Seven soft launches Winter Olympics

Total TV Ratings, January 28

The eleventh day of the Australian Open was the clear #1 program in the total TV ratings, after registering 2.178m viewers in prime time. The night saw Ash Barty making history by being the first Australian woman to qualify for the Australian Open final in 42 years.

I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! was the top entertainment program with 789,000 viewers, 845,000 tuned in to see Poh Ling Yeow sent home from the jungle.

Overnight TV Ratings, February 3

Primetime News
Seven News 931,000/900,000
Nine News 793,000/759,000
ABC News 614,000
10 News First 291,000 (5:00pm)/ 173,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 158,000 (6:30pm) 121,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 592,000
7.30 447,000
The Project 212,000 (6:30pm)/344,000 (7:00pm)
The Drum 133,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 232,000
Today 221,000
News Breakfast 191,000

Nine has extended its winning streak to 16 days after once again securing the #1 primary channel (24.2%) and network (32.8%) shares. This gangbuster result was thanks again to Married at First Sight (MAFS), which has been the #1 entertainment show every night since its launch. 

Last nights episode had 752,000 viewers as the show took a break from the glitz and glamour of the weddings and instead took viewers along on the couples honeymoons. The episode saw one bride told she was bad at sex, and another have her first sulky car ride after a clay facial went wrong.

On Seven, Home and Away aired its first triple-header of the year as the first two episodes had 481,000 viewers tune in before the final episode had 413,000 viewers.

From 8:30pm, Seven gave viewers a head start on the Winter Olympics as 351,000 for the coverage hosted by Hamish McLachlan and Abbey Gelmi. The events included the men’s and women’s moguls and curling. The opening ceremony will air tonight on Seven at 11 pm.

On 10, with no Australian Survivor, Bondi Rescue aired in the 7:30pm slot with 241,000 viewers tuning in before Territory Cops 220,000 had. 

On the ABC, Kurt Fearnley’s One Plus One had 223,000 viewers as the show was joined by Madison de Rozario.

The top program on SBS was The Long Call which had 190,000 viewers.


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