552,000 metro viewers tune into Big Bash on Seven, as MAFS dips below 1m

For the first time since Monday’s premiere, Married At First Sight has fallen below 1m metro viewers, dropping to 992,000 on Thursday night.

The shift was bolstered by the Big Bash League finals which continued on Seven from 7:30pm with the Melbourne Stars beating the Sydney Thunder to reach the final and potentially a first BBL title for the team.

The Melbourne Stars are in the BBL final thanks to a win over the Sydney Thunder

Session two of the game drew 552,000 and session one 497,000, as well as sitting in second spot on the two younger key advertising demographics of 16-39s and 18-49s. MAFS took the top spot in all three demos, including the 25-54s, while Seven News held second spot in the latter demo.

Seven News was also the most-watched program overall with 996,000 metro viewers tuning in. Nationally, Seven News drew 1.502m viewers, Married At First Sight 1.345m and the BBL 839,000 for session two and 790,000 for session one.

Nine News drew 771,000 metro viewers and 1.029m nationally. ABC News brought in 676,000 and 953,000.

The premiere of Ten’s Ambulance Australia brought in 424,000 metro viewers, its biggest audience since December 2018. Nationally, 623,000 viewers tuned in to the factual format. Behind MAFS, the most-watched entertainment program was Home and Away on Seven with 595,000 metro viewers and 945,000 nationally.

Seven managed a 21.9% primary channel share, edged out by Nine with 23.5%, but in the network shares Seven took the win, holding 31.0% above Nine’s 30.0%. Ten held 10.7% and 16.9%, ABC 8.8% and 13.8% and SBS 5.1% and 8.3%.


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