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MAFS dinner party launches Under Investigation strong

Ratings: MAFS hits the magic million, a boon to the launch of new Liz Hayes series. Holey Moley limps away...

The first Married at First Sight dinner party for 2021 has hit the magic million at 1.02m, topping Monday and helping to drive viewers into the premiere of Under Investigation.

Next in the early slot were Australian Story (654,000), 7:30 (620,000), The Amazing Race Australia (495,000) and a final Holey Moley special at 319,000 -its lowest ever figure.

Later Under Investigation drew a big audience of 755,000, well in front of Four Corners (549,000) and Media Watch (469,000).

Nine network easily won Monday with 34.3% then Seven 24.0%, ABC 18.4%, 10 16.8% and SBS 6.5%.

Nine News pulled 959,000 / 931,000 for Nine then A Current Affair (729,000) and Hot Seat (440,000 / 289,000). A repeat of Australian Crime Stories was 315,000.

Seven News (986,000 / 984,000) won its slot for Seven. The Chase (533,000 / 355,000), Home & Away (514,000), 9-1-1 (240,000) and The Rookie (178,000) all followed.

ABC News was 725,000. The Pacific: In The Wake Of Captain Cook With Sam Neill (253,000) and The Drum (203,000) also ranked for ABC.

The Project drew 429,000 / 248,000 for 10. 10 News First was 339,000 / 203,000 then Hughesy We Have a Problem (223,000) and a Graham Norton repeat (101,000).

On SBS it was The Architecture The Railways Built (162,000), SBS World News (148,000 / 128,000), 24 Hours In Emergency (130,000),  Mastermind (74,000) and The Story of Songs (71,000).

Bluey led multichannels at 176,000.

Sunrise:  222,000
Today: 190,000
News Breakfast: 111,000 / 78,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 1 March 2021

20 Responses

  1. Breakfast numbers are down, but a worry for Sunrise. Seven only seem to have their news, other shows are failing them in prime time. The only thing holding up Seven is their loyal Perth audience.

    Ultimate Tag don’t do any better than Holey Moley, the social media page is dead as anything. We’ll just need to see next week.

  2. The Australian tv market is bleak. People really do watch trash tv don’t they. I mean the other networks aren’t really putting out much better either *cough* wife swap just to name one but when you see MAFS at the top you just wonder sometimes. I get it, people have a guilty pleasure about it but its honestly terrible tv. In saying that, Under Investigation on the otherhand was decent viewing.

    1. By contrast, Countdown used to have 3 million viewers a week when Australia’s population was 13 million, TV is dying, no one under 40 watches it anymore… the commercial stations are all crap as well…

      1. Yes FTA is down but it is fragmenting. There were 2.4m Australians per day on average in 2020 and they are certainly not all over 40. 18 – 24 is the biggest group in BVOD. Don’t measure shows pre-OzTAM to current, it’s a different measurement… frankly I wouldn’t even compare shows over 5 years ago.

      1. I agree, but I mean this week, they would’ve switched the kids and celebrity episodes around, with the kids one starting at 7 on Sunday instead of Monday 7:30.

        I dread to think what Tag is going to do for them.

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