The penultimate Married at First Sight pulled its biggest ever audience last night at a whopping 1.86m viewers as participants reunited and proceeded to verbalise on another across a drunken dinner table before making it physical. The show was so big it even drew free cinema screenings across Sydney.
With a final episode tonight, it could go higher still…
The episode signalled bad news for rival competitors, more than doubling My Kitchen Rules at 784,000 viewers. Restoration Australia was in third place, from 7:40pm, on 498,000 viewers.
Sunday Night Takeaway (in which Julia Morris even referred to other shows with “lying, cheating and infidelity” sank to its lowest figure so figure -a dreadful 161,000. That left it in fifth place, beaten by Secrets of the Bermuda Triangle on SBS at 180,000.
Nine Network dominated Sunday a huge 45.5% share then Seven 25.8%, ABC 14.2%, 10 8.9% and SBS 5.6%.
Nine News drew 1.1m viewers then 60 Minutes on a 2019 high at 1.08m and Australian Crime Stories on 437,000.
Seven News was best for Seven at 1.1m. Sunday Night was just 400,000. Manhunt drew 161,000.
ABC News led ABC a 634,000. Melbourne Comedy Festival All Stars Supershow pulled 308,000
10 sat under 300,000 all night with The Sunday Project (262,000 / 239,000), 10 News First (239,000). Hughesy We Have a Problem was just 198,000. Bondi Rescue was 138,000 and NCIS just 108,000.
SBS World News (137,000), The Case Against Adnan Syed (95,000) and Kilauea: Hawaii on Fire (64,000) comprised SBS other shows.
Bluey on ABC KIDS was high at 261,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 7 April 2019.