Nine blitzed the TV ratings this week with Married at First Sight’s four episodes the most-watched shows of the week. The reality show episodes all outrated Seven News which often claims top spot either for its weekday average or its Sunday episode.
Married at First Sight kept Nine firmly ranked #1 in the TV ratings with a winning 22.3% share of 22.3%, the second-highest channel share of the year and Nine’s second-best channel share. The biggest MAFS audience of the week was 1.022m on Monday night. The only other programs to touch 1m so far this year were two sessions of the Australian Open, Seven News (once on Saturday and once on Sunday) and the opening night of 10’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!
The other three episodes of MAFS ranked between 899,000 and 948,000.
Nine’s next best was the premiere of Under Investigation with Liz Hayes on 719,000 on Monday. The new show managed to outrate the previous night’s 60 Minutes which was on 660,000.
The broadcaster’s primary channel has had a third consecutive week with share under 17%. Seven News was the most-watched Seven show. For just the second time the weekday or weekend bulletins failed to average 900,000.
It was a long way back to the channel’s next best – Home and Away on 487,000. The Chase at 5.30pm managed to outperform everything else in primetime with 452,000.
A celebration of the stand-up career of a great Scottish comedian – Billy Connolly: It’s Been a Pleasure – did 433,000.
TV ratings weekly share slipped back to single figures as Gogglebox was the channel’s only show over half a million when 596,000 tuned in on Thursday night.
Three episodes of The Amazing Race Australia were all just under 500,000. Territory Cops was on 410,000. The Sunday 7pm segment of The Project was the most-watched for the format last week with 390,000. The weekday 7pm average was 382,000.
ABC News Sunday ranked #1 on 689,000 followed by 667,000 for the weeknight bulletin.
Australian Story and Death in Paradise were both just over 600,000.
A raft of other shows managed to make it over 500,000 – 7.30, Hard Quiz, Vera, Four Corners, Gardening Australia and Grand Designs New Zealand.
A repeat of Great Australian Railway Journeys pulled the biggest SBS audience with 237,000.
The Saturday night live coverage of the Gay and Lesbian Mari Gras helped the channel to its best single night primetime daily TV ratings share in 12 months. For TV ratings for the event, SBS split the coverage in two with Part 1 on 217,000 and then part 2 on 180,000.