1. The 7:.30 report drop in viewers could be because the 7:00pm news has been starting up to 10 mins late, often following a seemingly endless series of program ads. At least the commercials can get their main bulletins to start on time. If I start time-shifting the 7:00 news I’ll certainly be skipping the ads.

  2. Not being big fan of both programmes but looking at the ratings more closely between these two programmes it seems MAFS is winning where it counts in the three big markets Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane . It appears Adelaide and Perth viewers with the rating boxes will always favour MKR which actually makes it closer race than it really is

  3. I think because MKR was greed and added a extra round this year and last year it goes on way to long and viewers are getting bored with it

  4. One thing is for sure, MAFS is performing way ahead of expectations and MKR well below. And MAFS is winning well in the demographics. I think the MKR format has become very stale, whereas the revised MAFS has a fresh appeal and thus attracting a bigger audience than before. This is a huge turnaround for Nine who were struggling this time last year.

  5. The difference between MKR and MAFS is only 1%, which is well within the Margin of Error for OzTam. Didn’t Nine promote MAFS as “the biggest show of the year” back before it even started? On YouTube at /watch?v=5pPge4fACxA
    These 7 and 9 claims about who has the biggest are so childish.

  6. David, how can Nine be using that when both season’s aren’t anywhere near finished yet?

    Seven (like all networks should base it off) use the season average (metro) to claim “Australia’s #1 program”.

    So far, MKR is still well in front of Married in season average, remembering Married has only beaten MKR three times and Married’s first week or two were below 1m.

      • Thank you for the behind the scenes, always great to see as much insight as possible.

        But couldn’t Nine have just said “#1 program last night”?

        Rather than twisting it to sound like it is Australia’s #1 show.

  7. Both 800 Words and House Husbands added a never before mentioned brother in the latest episode. There’s got to be some secret sit com book they’re getting their ideas from.

    • In 800 Words, George’s brother Terry was, in fact, first referenced in Series 1 Episode 1. He’s also been referenced in at least two other episodes before actually making his appearance.

      • They are seriously making the show up as they go along. All of a sudden Arlo is interested in cooking. Big Mac doesn’t want his granddaughter moving in with the Turners but doesn’t bat an eyelid when she runs off with Shay’s ex. The continuity on the series is zero.

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