Nine’s Married at First Sight broke through the 1.6m barrier last night, its best ever performance across 5 seasons.
All the dinner party drama, in which a new coupling was revealed, drew 1.62m viewers. That makes it the highest single show of the 2018 ratings season (beaten only by the Australian Open Men’s Final which is in summer non-ratings).
Needless to say it won every demo and every city, with Melbourne the highest audience at 537,000 viewers.
MKR had to settle for 970,000 viewers, still second overall and still with some firepower. 7:30 / The Checkout followed at 522,000 /442,000 respectively then Bondi Rescue on 307,000.
But at 9pm Nine saw a huge slice of the audience change channels, with many headed to The Good Doctor. At 893,000 it was up on last week’s 869,000. Only 417,000 remained for Nine’s Date Night -though it should be noted another 226,000 watched Talking Married on 9Life. Hughesy did have a problem this week against the competition, with 338,000 down on last week’s 403,000, third in its slot.
Nine News, ACA and The Chase all won their slots.
Nine network won Tuesday with 35.2% then Seven 31.1%, ABC and TEN both 13.7%, and SBS 6.2%.
Married at First Sight was #1 for Nine at 1.62m viewers followed by Nine News (950,000 / 943,000), A Current Affair (929,000), Hot Seat (518,000 / 320,000), Date Night (417,000) and Movie: Something Borrowed (177,000).
My Kitchen Rules (970,000) was best for Seven then Seven News (949,000 / 945,000), The Good Doctor (893,000), Home and Away (724,000), The Chase (548,000 / 352,000) and Grey’s Anatomy (306,000 / 137,000).
ABC News (711,000), 7:30 (522,000), The Checkout (442,000), The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed (315,000), Think Tank (218,000) and Hyper Evolution: Rise of the Robots (188,000) comprised ABC’s night.
The Project (479,000 / 298,000) was best for TEN followed by TEN Eyewitness News (415,000), Hughesy, We Have a Problem (338,000), Bondi Rescue (307,000) and Family Feud (273,000). NCIS: LA was 218,000.
On SBS it was Insight (215,000), Who Do You Think You Are? (185,000), Dateline (150,000) and SBS World News (135,000).
9Life’t Talking Married topped multichannels at 226,000.
Today Extra: 121,000 / 85,000
The Morning Show: 108,000 / 64,000
Studio 10: 67,000 / 55,000 / 48,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 20 March 2018