MAFS doubles Sunday competition, Vera big for ABC -but where’s Bluey?

MAFS remains big for Nine. Bluey's short duration means it isn't counted in reporting.

Bluey returned to ABC with a new series yesterday -but you’d never know it from looking at the ratings results.

Programmes that fall under 10 minute duration are not reported in the OzTAM ratings. That will change next week when there is a special 28 minute episode.

Meanwhile a penultimate Married at First Sight pulled a huge 1.706m in National TV Audience, exactly double The 1% Club (853,000), then Death in Paradise (789,000) and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here (564,000).

Later Vera pulled 976,000 then 60 Minutes (734,000) and Carl Barron: Skating Rink for Flies (418,000).

Nine News drew 1.22m with a late edition at 268,000. Footy Furnace was 80,000.

Seven News led with 1.33m. Code 1: Minute by Minute managed 170,000.

ABC News pulled 811,000 while Compass was 241,000.

The Sunday Project drew 293,000 for 10 then 10 News First (285,000 / 186,000) and FBI (204,000 / 131,000).

On SBS it was SBS World News (209,000 / 144,000), The Hunt for Cleopatra’s Missing Tomb (120,000) and Treasures of the Mediterranean Islands (116,000).

National Total TV: Sunday 7 April 2024

10 Responses

  1. So OZTAM will count people who watch one minute of a 90 minute programme in their ratings but not people who watch 10 minutes of a 10 minute programme. Make it make sense.

  2. Big results for the ABC, nearly beat Seven (!) Also SBS doing solid this year, their movies/channel often ranking too, would love to see more insight from them one day.

      1. Personally, I find the UK one harder. It’s also much older. It’s amazing though how similar they are, even to the banter with the contestants.

        1. British one isn’t ‘much older’, it aired 2022, 7’s Aus version aired 2023. It’s only only 1 year older.

          Also it’s the exact show in different countries with different hosts.

          I don’t think there is anything in the UK version that’s different to Aus version

    1. The episode got 858k which is probably above the average for the 6 episodes so far shown this year.

      it has gotten in all different timeslots and manages to average around 830k. I think the max was around high 900k’s last year but I wouldn’t say showing the UK version on Wednesday (2 episodes so far) has damaged the Aus version.

      1. We’ve found the UK version easier, but notice alot more contestants are out early compared to ours – something like 60 out after 4 questions. The changing of days and times of our version now is very annoying – when I saw it advertised for Sunday night, I knew that was a one off due to Famer starting the next Sunday. This year, 1% AU has been on Wednesday nights, one on a Tuesday, and now one on a Sunday. Where next? Back to Wed and no UK?

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