Let the games begin…..
Seven has won the first day of the ratings year with the Winter Olympics delivering a huge share late into the evening.
But Married at First Sight topped My Kitchen Rules on the day that it mattered most -by just 1,000 viewers. Married at First Sight drew 1.163m viewers to MKR‘s 1.162m.
Nine’s Chopper has launched well with 903,000 viewers, despite copping a hiding on social media. Meanwhile TEN’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here was the big victim, trailing on just 651,000 viewers.
Seven network scored with a 39.9% share then Nine 29.5%, ABC 14.5%, TEN 11.8% and SBS 4.3%.
My Kitchen Rules drew 1.16m viewers as Seven’s best performer followed by Seven News (1.12m) and Winter Olympics (1.04m / 636,000 / 567,000). But Seven also pulled a big crowd for Pyeongchang on 7mate at 376,000 viewers. With many viewers waiting until around midnight to see if Britteny Cox could score Gold, Seven kicked the year off with its biggest ratings share ever for start of season, surpassing 2016 with Molly.
Married at First Sight was #1 with 1.16m viewers for Nine then Nine News (960,000), Underbelly Files: Chopper (903,000) and Australian Crime Stories (375,000). It was a strong start for Nine against an Olympics event.
ABC News (655,000) was best for ABC then Hawke: the Larrikin and the Leader (629,000) and Shetland (529,000).
I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here drew 651,000 / 614,000 for TEN then The Sunday Project (390,000), TEN Eyewitness News (290,000) and SEAL Team (185,000).
On SBS it was SBS World News and Eight Days That Made the World (both 134,000), Atlantis Rising (115,000) and Lost Tribe of the Amazon (90,000).
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 11 February 2018