Married at First Sight, I’m a Celebrity battle for top spot.

Ratings: TEN finale improves on 2016, as MKR is caught in the reality crossfire.

Married at First Sight topped OzTAM preliminary rankings, managing to land ahead of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here‘s finale.

MAFS scored 1.06m viewers, down slightly on last Monday, while I’m A Celebrity pulled 989,000 for the bulk of its show, rising to 1.06m when Casey Donovan was declared winner.

TEN’s figure will be adjusted to 1.00m / 1.1m after overruns, an improved performance on 2016 after the network strategically moved the finale to a Monday and avoided a long weekend in some cities.

MKR had to settle for a number matching its Sunday low of 968,000 but Bride and Prejudice remained strong for its finale at 708,000.  House Husbands enjoyed a small lift for Nine and ACA won its slot.

Australian Story took a hit at ABC, down from 669,000 to 521,000, but ABC News was strong.

TEN is also no longer simulcasting Family Feud on its multichannels, rating 346,000 on TEN.

Whilst Nine led in primary channels Seven network won Monday with 30.1% then Nine 27.0%, TEN 19.9%, ABC 17.2% and SBS 5.8%.

Seven News (1.02m / 982,000) led for Seven then My Kitchen Rules (968,000), Home and Away (727,000), Bride and Prejudice (708,000), The Chase (593,000 / 396,000) and Ramsay’s Hotel Hell (320,000).

Married at First Sight was #1 for Nine with 1.06m viewers then Nine News (1.04m / 998,000), A Current Affair (868,000), House Husbands (599,000), Hot Seat (497,000 / 278,000) and Adele Live in New York (342,000).

I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here drew 989,000 viewers, rising to 1.06m for the announcement of the winner. The Project was 676,000 / 370,000 then Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia (545,000 / 153,000), TEN Eyewitness News (502,000) and Family Feud (346,000).

ABC News (774,000), 7:30 (623,000), Media Watch (612,000), Four Corners (566,000), Australian Story (521,000) and Q&A (341,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Michael Mosley: Trust Me I’m a Doctor (247,000), SBS World News (168,000), Simon Reeve’s Big Fix (147,000) and Bear Gryll’s Britain’s Biggest Adventures (91,000).

7TWO’s Foyle’s War led multichannels with 221,000.

Sunrise: 273,000
Today: 268,000
ABC News Breakfast: 94,000 /

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 13 March 2017

14 Responses

  1. Daniela & Stefania (season 2 semi-finalists) have been reviewing MKR on their FB page for years and just recently announced their lack of updates recently is because they have been swayed to MAFS.

  2. I think the most interesting thing about this night was that the 7 network still somehow won it overall… & quite clearly.

    It brings to mind 2 phrases:
    – A champion team will be beat a team of champions, and
    – You’re only as strong as your weakest link.

    1. Doesn’t 7 do that to enable a weekly reboot or something? I remember someone posing that question here previously but don’t quite remember the outcome. Id prefer if Networks got rid of sponsored content/home shopping personally, its a touch frustrating.

  3. Seven has done what Ten did with Masterchef, they changed the formula. Perhaps it say recipe lol. The show has changed, it us far to long and every season seems to go longer. Tens I’m a celebrity had run over 6 weeks which l feel is reasonable for a 4-5 day week broadcast.

  4. wow the numbers for this series of MKR have been a disappointment to say the least. i wonder how many people will actually watch the finale.
    Hey David after the season has concluded will 7 and the producers of the show do a overhaul

  5. The three way reality battle (including the ‘winner revealed’ ep for ‘Celebrity’) was always likely to drag ratings down a touch for MKR, but given the trends of recent weeks can we now start to say: MKR has peaked? While its figures are still very healthy, you’d be tipping it’s unlikely to regain its previous highs?

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