Love wanes for Married at First Sight as dating reality show dips below 1m viewer mark

Married at First SightNine’s reality dating show Married at First Sight has dipped below the 1m viewer mark for the first time, with the show’s fourth episode watched by 971,000 metro viewers.

Last week the show, which airs in the 8.40pm timeslot, grabbed a metro audience of 1.116m. Last night’s episode was the second-most watched show amongst all the key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54) while Ten’s Masterchef was the most-watched show.

Ten’s cooking reality show was the most watched non-news show of the evening, pulling in a metro audience of 1.135m in the 7.30pm timeslot, up on last week’s audience of 1.084m.

Nine won the night with an audience share of 19.7 per cent, just ahead of Seven’s share of 18.7 per cent as Ten claimed third place with a share of 16.4 per cent. The ABC managed a share of 16.1 per cent.

Also in the 7.30pm timeslot, Seven’s House Rules was watched by 884,000, up on last week’s audience of 782,000, while Nine’s Reno Rumble attracted an audience of 773,000, an increase on last week’s audience of 698,000.

In the 8.30pm timeslot, Ten’s news quiz Have You Been Paying Attention was watched by 638,000 while Seven’s Revenge, airing from 8.45pm, grabbed 523,000 metro viewers.

Meanwhile on the ABC, 7.30 grabbed an audience of 827,000, Australian Story (8pm) was watched by 933,000, Four Corners (8.30pm) pulled in 773,000, Media Watch (9.20pm) had an audience of 755,000 and Q&A (9.30pm) was watched by 664,000 metro viewers.

In news, Seven News at 6pm won the night with a metro audience of 1.385m, dipping to 1.198m from 6.30pm. Nine News at 6pm was watched by 1.234m, dropping to 1.169m at 6.30pm.

On pay-TV, Game of Thrones was watched by 225,000 viewers, and was beaten by the the live Monday night NRL game between the Eels and the Cowboys which was watched by 293,000 national viewers.

The 11am fast-tracked episode of the HBO series was watched by 205,000 national viewers..

Top 15 Shows:

1 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,385,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,234,000
3 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,198,000
4 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,169,000
6 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 1,021,000
7 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT Network 9 971,000
8 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 942,000
10 HOUSE RULES-MON Network 7 884,000
11 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 866,000
12 7.30-EV Network ABC 827,000
13 RENO RUMBLE -MON Network 9 773,000
14 FOUR CORNERS-EV Network ABC 773,000
15 MEDIA WATCH-EV Network ABC 755,000

Audience Share:

Network 9 19.7%
Network 7 18.7%
Network TEN 16.4%
Network ABC 16.1%
Network 7TWO 4.2%
Network SBS ONE 4.2%
Network GO! 3.8%
Network Gem 3.7%
Network 7mate 3.4%
Network ONE 2.6%
Network ELEVEN 2.5%
Network ABC2 2.3%
Network SBS 2 0.9%
Network ABC News 24 0.8%
Network ABC3 0.5%
Network NITV 0.0%

Total Audience Share:

Network 9 TTL 27.3%
Network 7 TTL 26.3%
Network TEN TTL 21.5%
Network ABC TTL 19.7%
Network SBS TTL 5.2%

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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