TV Ratings January 31: MAFS smashes 1m again

• Summer survey week clean sweep to Nine so far

Week 5 2019 – Summer schedule – Thursday

• Married At First Sight smashes 1m again with episode 4
• Best of the rest: Celebrity, Big Bash & Escape From The City

FTA early evening TV news

• Seven News 934,000 and 887,000
• Nine News 833,000 and 824,000
• ABC News 641,000
• 10 News First 414,000
• SBS World News 120,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 285,000
• Today 203,000
• ABC News Breakfast 111,000

Week 5 Reality Battle

Married At First Sight
• Monday 1,003,000
• Tuesday 955,000
• Wednesday 1,027,000
• Thursday 1,001,000

My Kitchen Rules
• Monday 816,000
• Tuesday 814,000
• Wednesday 789,000

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here
• Sunday 681,000/647,000
• Monday 676,000
• Tuesday 605,000
• Wednesday 569,000
• Thursday 606,000


The channel’s primary share dropped to 16.6% after three successive nights above 20%. The Big Bash League was no match for My Kitchen Rules. The game between Hobart and Adelaide did 390,000 for the first session and then 402,000 for the second.


After two nights just under 700,000, A Current Affair climbed just over the 700,000 mark.

Married At First Sight did strong business again and has now smashed past 1m metro three out of four nights. The 2018 series didn’t crack 1m metro until its third week on air.

A second episode of New Amsterdam then followed with 508,000 after it launched with 608,000 on Wednesday night.


Claire Hooper was a guest on The Project with 421,000 tuned in after 7pm.

The Thursday episode of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! managed to rank #1 under 50 for the night behind MAFS. The episode offered much for fans of the format – tears, testicles, tantrums, subtle digs, awkward family dinner chat and a game of snog, marry and avoid! The episode was up from the Wednesday numbers marginally to 606,000.

The final episode of The Conners then did 316,000.


Escape From The City visited Toowoomba this week with 423,000 watching. The format is faithful to the UK original, but some of the properties on offer aren’t very tempting. And why are some episodes disappearing from iview already?

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