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964,000 tune in for Married at First Sight return

Ratings: Nine takes an easy win on Monday as MAFS begins its dominance.

Married at First Sight returned to screens last night, landing at #1 with 964,000 metro viewers and topping the demos.

That was well ahead of the competition, if down on the 2020 season premiere of 1.15m viewers.

Next was 7:30 (649,000), Australian Story (577,000), The Amazing Race Australia (508,000) and Holey Moley Grand Final (491,000).

Later Four Corners drew 442,000 then Media Watch (419,000), 9-1-1 (331,000).

Elsewhere, Seven enjoyed a strong gap at Breakfast.

Nine network won Monday with 32.3% then Seven 26.2%, 10 17.2%, ABC 17.1% and SBS 7.3%.

Nine News drew 937,000 / 930,000 for Nine. A Current Affair won its slot at 702,000 then Hot Seat (399,000 / 247,000). Despite the bumper MAFS lead-in viewers did not stick around for a Bridesmaids movie (213,000).

Seven News (948,000 / 910,000) was best for Seven then Home & Away (485,000) and The Chase (461,000 / 286,000). The Rookie was 243,000.

The Project pulled 458,000 / 271,000 for 10. 10 News First was 311,000 / 210,000 and Hughesy We Have a Problem (219,000). A Graham Norton repeat was just 116,000.

ABC News was 691,000 for ABC. The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill was 288,000) then The Drum (137,000).

On SBS it was SBS World News (190,000 / 141,000), The Architecture the Railways Built (148,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (144,000) and The Story of Songs (95,000). A new-look Mastermind was 82,000.

Bluey again barked up multichannels at 178,000.

Sunrise: 265,000
Today: 186,000
News Breakfast: 93,000 / 75,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 22 February 2021

17 Responses

  1. I don’t think Today is ever going to catch Sunrise. I know Sam and Kochie both have Fridays off but noticed Sam has also had the last two Mondays off also. She may be on a three day week now or just had other things to do? Nat definitely isn’t losing any viewers for them.

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