Week 8 TV: MAFS keeps Nine the one to beat + Seven’s Sunday best

• Nine won five nights of the week, but not Sunday where it has traditionally been hard to beat

Nine has won its fifth successive week and the second week of official survey. Nine was again carried to the winning post by the brides and grooms from Married At First Sight who pulled big audiences and dominated tabloid TV coverage across the past seven days.

Nine won five nights of the week, but not Sunday where it has traditionally been hard to beat.

Four of the top five programs of the week belonged to Married At First Sight where all four episodes were over 1m. So far 11 of the 12 episodes screened have rated over 1m in metro markets.

Nine’s next best was 60 Minutes on 775,000 and A Current Affair on 679,000. Also performing well were Paramedics on 627,000 and Doctor Doctor on 526,000.

Nine’s primary share was 22.0%.

Seven’s best was the huge Sunday Fire Fight Australia Concert with the primetime evening part of proceedings pulling 1.006m late and 953,000 earlier in the night. Seven’s Sunday share of 31.0% was easily its best of the year.

Home and Away averaged 570,000 across its four nights. Two episodes of My Kitchen Rules: The Rivals averaged 501,000 with the other two episodes on 461,000 and 416,000.

Seven’s primary share was 19.2%.

The Tuesday episode of Australian Survivor: All Stars managed 630,000 for 10 which was the biggest audience this season. The other episodes did 613,000 and 584,000.

Ambulance Australia was on 463,000. The Sunday episode of Dancing with the Stars could only manage 348,000 up against the Fire Fight Australia Concert.

10’s primary share was 10.6%.

The ABC’s best was Four Corners, which featured a report on a toxic culture that had been allowed to flourish at St Kevin’s College in Melbourne’s Toorak, with an audience of 775,000.

On a big Monday night, Australian Story with 726,000 and then Media Watch with 682,000 were not far behind. Monday’s share of 16.4% was its best of the year.

ABC’s primary share was 12.9%.

Michael Portillo of course was again the ratings champ at SBS with his Great Australian Railway Journeys on 373,000.

SBS’s primary share was 4.6%.

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