That was quick. Just a day after My Kitchen Rules ends, Nine grabs back a win thanks to the finale of Married at First Sight.
Coded into two segments it drew 1.11m / 1.05m as the top show for Wednesday. It was a clever outcome after Nine reshuffled its decks around the end of the MKR final.
House Rules launched to 718,000 viewers, a disappointing figure given how MKR had been travelling. It was the lowest season launch yet for the show and suggests Seven may now have to combat that same renovation fatigue Nine has experienced. It has 2 episodes tonight before heated competition begins.
All Star Family Feud drew 550,000 in a rare Wednesday outing for TEN. ABC’s Ronny Chieng: International Student pilot was up on Luke Warm Sex while SBS saw lifts for Untold Australia and Vikings.
Nine network won with 29.3% then Seven 28.7%, ABC / TEN tied on 16.9% and SBS 8.2%.
Married at First Sight (1.11m / 1.05m) was best for Nine followed by Nine News (1.03m / 963,000), A Current Affair (898,000) an Hot Seat (624,000). The Footy Show was 195,000 in 2 cities and movie: The Notebook was 150,000 in 3 cities.
Seven News (1.1m /1.06m) led for Seven followed by Home and Away (772,000), House Rules (718,000), Edinburgh Military Tattoo (690,000) and The Chase (639,000 / 394,000).
ABC News (830,000), 7:30 (642,000), The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (618,000), QI (569,000), Ronny Chieng: International Student (486,000), Antiques Roadshow (347,000) and Would I Lie to You? (328,000) comprised ABC’s night.
The Project topped TEN at 553,000 / 418,000. All Star Family Feud was 550,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 473,000, Madam Secretary was 320,000, The Good Wife was just 213,000 -beaten by SBS.
On SBS it was Untold Australia (323,000), Vikings (254,000), The Story of China (234,000) and SBS World News (146,000).
ABC2’s Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom led multichannels with 265,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 100,000 / 47,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 27 April 2016.