‘Romance’ was in the air last night with Married at First Sight and The Bachelor both winning their timeslots and topping the demos.
MAFS proved to be a bigger hit for Nine than either its News or The Block –at 974,000 it was the highest rating episode this season. That will put a smile on the faces of execs who have already confirmed an extended season will kick off their 2017 year against a certain cooking show.
The Bachelor rose slightly on last Wednesday, to 844,000 viewers for TEN however Offspring dipped once more.
ABC’s Gruen and Anh’s Brush with Fame both dropped but remained second in their slots.
Seven News and The Chase won for Seven but The Durrells dropped in a double outing.
Nine network won Wednesday with 29.1% then Seven 26.3%, TEN 19.8%, ACB 17.4% and SBS 7.4%.
Married at First Sight (974,000) was best for Nine followed by Nine News (944,000 / 919,000), A Current Affair (855,000), The Block (786,000) and Hot Seat (490,000). The Footy Show was 278,000 in 3 cities and Eat to Live Forever was 171,000 in 2 cities.
Seven News was #1 with 1.03m / 968,000 for Seven. Home and Away and The Force were both 736,000 then Border Security (728,000) The Chase (615,000 / 374,000) and The Durrells (523,000 / 459,000).
The Bachelor (844,000) led for TEN. The Project was 621,000 / 423,000, Offspring was 594,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 452,000, and NCIS: LA (197,000).
Gruen (830,000), Anh’s Brush with Fame (793,000), ABC News (772,000), 7:30 (654,000), The Katering Show (425,000), You Can’t Ask That (333,000) and Pointless (230,000) comprised ABC’s night. Soul Mates drew 167,000.
On SBS it was Great American Railroad Journeys (285,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (203,000), SBS World News (170,000) and The Secret (124,000).
ABC2’s Hey Duggee led multichannels with 283,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 108,000 / 54,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 7 September 2016.