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.
ABC News Breakfast: 94,000 /
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 13 March 2017