TV Ratings February 5: MAFS bigger than Survivor & MKR combined

• Married At First Sight records third consecutive 1m+ audience
• Nine’s reality champ bigger than Survivor & MKR combined
• Hard Quiz returns as Gold Logie winner remains popular

Night four of the final week of summer survey and Nine is still well ahead of the competition. Married At First Sight has secured its third consecutive audience over 1m. That size audience is huge as a one-off, to do its regularly is very impressive and a tribute to the people working on the program at all levels.

Doctor Doctor took advantage of the lead-in with an audience of 532,000 watching the first episode screening since 2018. That overnight number seems about as good as any drama could now expect.

Married At First Sight: Week 1

Monday 1,154,000
Tuesday 1,067,000
Wednesday: 1,014,000

The size of the MAFS audience is causing pain elsewhere. Still no joy for Seven’s My Kitchen Rules: The Rivals. It’s going to take something pretty explosive on the program to get these numbers back up.

In a later timeslot First Dates Australia then did 345,000 which was a good retain of the 348,000 it did earlier in the night a week prior.

Home and Away was just under 600,000 after two nights over that mark to start the week.

My Kitchen Rules: The Rivals Week 1

Sunday 498,000
Monday: 517,000
Tuesday: 402,000
Wednesday: 428,000

10’s primary share slipped below 12% for the first time since Australian Survivor: All Stars launched. The episode was over 100,000 ahead of MKR in all people and even further ahead in key demos.

Elsewhere on 10 The Project dipped close to 400,000 and after 9pm US drama Bull was on 193,000.

Multichannel 10 Bold had a good night, ranking as #1 multi with 4.8% on what is its strongest night of the week thanks to NCIS, NICS: Los Angeles and Bondi Rescue.

Australian Survivor: All Stars Week 1

Monday 624,000
Tuesday 562,000
Wednesday: 551,000

A returning midweek line-up started with Hard Quiz slipping back into the 8pm slot where it should be commissioned for the whole year. The returning show has started the year on 550,000

Also returning last night and equally deserving of a longer commission was Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell with season 11 launching with 592,000.
A new season of Black Comedy then started with 317,000.
A repeat of Tony Robinson Down Under did 268,000 at 7.30pm.
A repeat of Diana v Elizabeth then did 249,000.
Vikings continued at 9.30pm with 116,000.

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