Sydney floods push news bulletins high on Tuesday

Afternoon News eclipses some primetime shows. MAFS and The Hundred win for Nine.

Sydney floods kept news bulletins high on Tuesday, even pushing afternoon news into the Top 20.

Nine’s Afternoon News (348,000) managed to outrate primetime shows including SAS Australia, The Project, Outback Ringer and more…. similarly Sunrise (268,000) ranked higher than a number of primetime offerings.

But it was Married at First Sight at #1 with 1.03m metro viewers -its best weeknight performance so far,

That effectively doubled 7:30 (545,000), The Dog House (424,000), SAS Australia (345,000), Outback Ringer (254,000) and Who Do You Think You Are? (179,000).

The Hundred with Andy Lee was also a winner at 461,000 -including eclipsing several shows at 7:30pm- then NCIS (235,000), The Rookie (190,000 / 172,000), The Exhibitionists (171,000) and Insight (141,000).

Nine network easily won Tuesday at 35.5%, then Seven 25.1%, 10 16.7%, ABC 15.2% and SBS 7.6%.

Nine News was 974,000 / 944,000 for Nine with A Current Affair winning at 777,000. Hot Seat drew 447,000 / 288,000. Late News was 244,000.

Seven News drew 994,000 / 939,000 for Seven then The Chase (523,000 / 331,000) and Home & Away (517,000).

The Project pulled 324,000 / 203,000 for 10. 10 News First was 344,000 / 202,000. NCIS: Los Angeles was 139,000.

ABC News was 663,000 for ABC. The Drum (168,000) and I’m Wanita (76,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (160,000 / 140,000) and the Marc Fennell trifecta: Mastermind (71,000),  Framed (68,000) and The Feed (TBA).

Foyle’s War on 7TWO led multichannels at 133,000.

Sunrise: 268,000
Today: 224,000
News Breakfast: 123,000 / 76,000.

In Total TV numbers last Tuesday were:

The Rookie: 398,000
Married at First Sight: 1.78m
SAS Australia: 888,000
NCIS: 336,000
Outback Ringer: 534,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 8 March 2022

12 Responses

  1. TV is seriously boring at the moment. Nothing worth watching and its probably why MAFS rates because no one has nothing to watch. I watched the paralympics live stream and the rookie last night. I’m probably only watching like 4 or 5 shows a week at the moment on FTA.

  2. Re MAFS, I think the Cambridge Dictionary sums it up well. “In many ways, this programme is just pure voyeurism”. “noun: voyeurism- the practice of gaining sexual pleasure from watching others, enjoyment from seeing the pain or distress of others”. Would I advertise during this program that has1m or so viewers? No. I’d have to rewrite the script, replacing every second word with “like”, but I really want to reach viewers with an IQ higher than 2, so, like, pass to “The Dog House”.

    1. Agreed, also proves that the average Aussie IQ is also lowering by the day while this is on TV. I watched Dog House Australia. Such a feel good show and just proves what a fantastic job the Rescue Homes do.

      1. Watching MAFS does not lower anybody’s IQ. And to imply you don’t watch it because you sre a card carrying member of MENSA is just supercilious.

        I watch MAFS with an IQ of around 140. Am I special?

      2. You guys are very anti-mafs, we get it. But it’s a little insulting with the comments regarding people who like it. Sometimes it’s a nice distraction from the news and everything that’s happening in the world at the moment, so if millions of us like to watch it (even just to switch off from everything), whether it’s mafs of dogs being rehomed, who cares! ..it’s making $$ for 9 and keeping a lot of Australians in jobs.

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