They will be popping the bubbly at Nine today with Married at First Sight‘s final episode pulling out all stops with a whopping 1.75m viewers.
To compare, more people in the 5 city metro watched revelations about sext messages than viewed Roger Federer win the Australian Open. That’s some sexting. No surprises it was the show’s largest ever crowd, at over 500,000 each in both Melbourne & Sydney.
It also gave 9Life it’s biggest ever audience for Talking Married at 342,000 viewers at 9pm -more than watched TEN or SBS at 7:30pm.
Doubtless other networks will be pleased the juggernaut is over. Dwarfed by comparison were MKR on 936,000, 7:30 on 595,000 and Bondi Rescue on 273,000.
ABC’s new comedy Sando debuted at 427,000, down on the Squinters debut of 471,000 whilst Safe Harbour is barely afloat now at 138,000.
Seven News, ACA and The Chase won their slots.
Nine network won the night with 38.0% then Seven 28.8%, ABC 15.6%, TEN 11.3% and SBS 6.3%.
Married at First Sight was easily #1 at 1.75m viewers for Nine then Nine News (921,000 / 913,000), A Current Affair (901,000), Hot Seat (480,000 / 300,000), The Footy Show (363,000 in 3 cities) and 20 to ONE (302,000 in 2 cities).
Seven News (951,000 / 949,000) led for Seven then My Kitchen Rules (936,000), Home and Away (698,000) and The Chase (535,000 / 343,000). Movie: Salt was 283,000 and The Front Bar returned with 187,000 in 3 cities.
ABC News (757,000), Hard Quiz and Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell (both 608,000), 7:30 (595,000), Sando (427,000), Insert Name Here (235,000) and Think Tank (207,000) comprised ABC’s night.
The Project (442,000 / 266,000) was best on TEN followed by TEN Eyewitness News (428,000), Family Feud (284,000) and Bondi Rescue (273,000 / 264,000). The Graham Norton Show pulled 234,000 and This is Us was just 135,000.
On SBS it was Great Continental Railway Journeys (245,000), SBS World News (146,000), Safe Harbour (138,000) and The Good Fight (103,000).
Talking Married was big on multichannels with 342,000.
News Breakfast: 104,000 / 48,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 21 March 2018