Nine may well have a new hit on its hands with a strong debut for Married at First Sight.
The show drew 1.13m viewers in its first outing, as the top entertainment show of the night and winning in all 5 cities. Despite some pre-show petitions it attracted mostly-positive feedback on Twitter, with some seemingly surprised they were drawn to the individuals putting their hearts on the line.
Nine network won Monday with 29.2% then Seven 24.8%, TEN 21.2%, ABC 19.4% and SBS 5.4%.
Nine News (1.28m / 1.18m) topped the night for Nine then ACA (1.17m), Married at First Sight (1.13m), Reno Rumble (797,000), and big numbers for Hot Seat (769,000). Footy Classified was 283,000 in 3 cities and Movie: The Big Wedding was 151,000 in 2 cities.
Seven News (1.17m / 1.1m) was best for Seven then Home and Away (864,000), House Rules was fourth in its slot but improved on last Monday (779,000), Million Dollar Minute (570,000) and Revenge (534,000 / 503,000). The Amazing Race was 156,000 and Talking Footy was 31,000 in 3 cities (81,000 on 7mate).
MasterChef Australia won its timeslot for TEN with 1.13m viewers. TEN managed a respectable night with TEN Eyewitness News (689,000), The Project (656,000 / 500,000), and a new high for Have You Been Paying Attention? (625,000). Elementary was 244,000 / 147,000.
ABC News (950,000) led ABC then Australian Story (903,000), 7:30 (852,000), Four Corners (753,000), Media Watch (637,000), Q & A (534,000) and Antiques Roadshow (409,000).
On SBS ONE it was Michael Mosley: Trust Me I’m a Doctor (295,000), Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve (209,000), SBS World News (178,000) and Inside the Dark Web (139,000).
Neighbours topped multichannels with 267,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 92,000 / 37,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 18 May 2015