MAFS honeymoons leads in entertainment

Married at First Sight honeymoons are underway, last night landing as the top entertainment show on 773,000 metro viewers.

That was ahead of 7:30 (539,000), Back Roads (439,000), Territory Cops (270,000), Bondi Rescue (259,000) and The World’s Greatest Palaces (141,000).

Later Gogglebox won at 517,000 then Q+A (289,000), The Equalizer (280,000) and Wife Swap (238,000).

Nine network won Thursday with 30.2% then Seven 24.8%, 10 19.0%, ABC 17.7% and SBS 8.3%.

Nine News was best for Nine at 837,000 / 828,000. A Current Affair was 619,000 then Hot Seat (386,000 / 237,000). Murder for Hire was 129,000.

Seven News was #1 at 864,000 / 858,000. An extended Home & Away was 446,000 then The Chase (431,000 / 258,000). Busted in Bangkok was 120,000.

The Project drew 378,000 / 257,000 for 10 then 10 News First (324,000 / 191,000).  SVU was 222,000.

ABC News won its slot at 634,000 for ABC. Sammy J pulled 272,000 followed by One Plus One (163,000), The Drum (151,000) and Aussie Inventions that Changed the World (139,000).

On SBS it was SBS World News (150,000 / 128,000), Trust Me I’m a Doctor (130,000), Cornwall with Simon Reeve (116,000) and Mastermind (75,000).

The Adventures of Paddington led multichannels at 151,000.

Today Extra: 116,000 / 66,000
The Morning Show: 114,000 / 64,000
Studio 10: 36,000 / 32,000 /

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 25 February 2021

11 Comments:

  1. The home page includes a byline for this post with “an upset for morning tv”. Am I missing something – was there some dramatic event? I can’t see any reference in the story.

  2. I expected Gogglebox to improve much more (and Bondi Rescue & Territory Cops to be a better lead in…Ambulance did better last week). Have a feeling that many people might have recorded or will watch on catch-up.

  3. Always read your ratings report each day David. Thank you.

    For some reason, today I clicked on the OzTAM overnight figures and noticed that there are figures for News at 6PM and at 6.30PM for both Seven and Nine (as you list each day). In both instances the 6.30PM figure is higher than the 6PM figure, naturally. But, why are they allowed to do this? Surely an hour news program should be coded as an hour? I guess next we’ll have 15 min figures! Desperate for more money I guess??

    • Ha, don’t get me started. OzTAM has a minimum which I think is about 15 mins (but even this can get ignored), it does not insist one show = one coding. Remember that networks own OzTAM. I seem to recall it stemmed from Seven News 1hr going up against Nine + ACA so they split an it snowballed from there. Curiously the 1hr weekend news does not split (10 splits 90 mins). The second half hour does not always rate higher, it flips and flops.

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