Week 10 TV: Fascination with Married at First Sight endures

• It was another good week for Nine with an eighth consecutive winning week

We are living in a world in turmoil yet audiences’ obsession with Nine’s Married at First Sight continues. And with more people homebound into the future these numbers are unlikely to fall before the coming TV climax. Two episodes this week were over 1m and two just under.

It was another good week for Nine with an eighth consecutive winning week and a fifth where primary share was locked close to 22%. Nine’s primary share winning streak was extended to six consecutive nights thanks to the addition of NRL to the schedule on Thursday and Friday nights.

Seven’ share dropped from 17.1% to 16.7%. Its star performers were again Seven News on all nights. Home and Away was its best non-news program, ranking #30 for the week, just under 600,000.

Sunrise was of course another winner for Seven outside of primetime. The broadcaster will be waiting for news from the AFL with regard to either delaying the start of the AFL season and/or perhaps shortening the season.

Network 10’s primary share was steady just over 11% with three episodes of Australian Survivor: All Stars and Gogglebox its most-watched programs. The Monday episode of Survivor ranked highest with 700,000 putting it at #17 for the week.

The ABC’s best was the Saturday edition of ABC News. Also making the top 20 for the week were the weekday news bulletins, Doc Martin, Australian Story and Four Corners.

The final episode of Michael Portillo’s Great Australian Railway Journeys was by far the most-watched program on SBS with 368,000. Taking over the timeslot on Tuesday this week is Great Alaskan Railway Journeys.

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