TV Ratings January 31: Nine has big night thanks to MAFS

• Married At First Sight 1m+

Week 5 2019 – Summer schedule – Wednesday

• Nine moves ahead to biggest lead in primary & combined
• Married At First Sight 1m+, New Amsterdam launches on 600k+
• Return of Hard Quiz & Rosehaven gives ABC best share in 2 weeks

FTA early evening TV news

• Seven News 965,000 and 954,000
• Nine News 913,000 and 908,000
• ABC News 755,000
• 10 News First 430,000
• SBS World News 129,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 268,000
• Today 199,000
• ABC News Breakfast 100,000

Week 5 Reality Battle

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

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


The channel slipped further behind Nine last night as My Kitchen Rules dropped below the 800,000 mark for the first time.

That audience was the ideal lead-in for the CJZ-produced true crime program Undercurrent, which made it just over 400,000.


After the Monday audience of 816,000, A Current Affair has had its second night just under 700,000.

The big TV hit of the week continues to be Married At First Sight, which pushed above 1m metro again last night, the second time in three nights.

Helping keep the discussion around the format bubbling along is Talking Married, which kicked off a new season last night on 9Life. The show made its way into the top 100 programs with 93,000.

New to the schedule, after launching on 9Now, was the US medical drama New Amsterdam, which opened with a healthy timeslot winning 608,000.


Securing the prime spot on The Project were Dancing With The Stars contestants Courtney Act and Denise Scott who ended the show on the smallish Project dance floor. The show did 412,000 which is the smallest 7pm crowd so far this week.

There was some nasty looking “food” on the table during I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! and lots of gagging (on the set and in some homes!) at the thought of it going down. The episode was on 569,000, which was the first time under 600,000.

Two episodes of Law & Order: SVU followed on 225,000 and 154,000.


The return of Hard Quiz seems to have been the final episode of season three before season four commences next week. The audience of 600,000 was key to the channel lifting to its best primary share in over two weeks.

Rosehaven followed with the first two episodes of season three shown back-to-back to an average metro audience of 456,000.

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