MAFS adds metro viewers, Under Investigation With Liz Hayes launches to 755K

Last night, Married at First Sight secured its best ratings of the season so far, drawing 1.02 million capital city viewers a week after launching to 964,000.

The first dinner party of the season topped each of the three key advertising demographics for Nine – 16-39s, 18-49s, and 25-54s – followed by Under Investigation With Liz Hayes, which premiered directly after MAFS at 9pm to 755,000 metro viewers, ahead of competitor format Four Corners.

The performance of both shows led to Nine dominating on both a channel (27.2%) and network (34.2%) basis; Seven sat on 15.3% and 24%, respectively.

The ABC’s run of the news (725,000), 7:30 (620,000), Australian Story (654,000), Four Corners (549,000), and Media Watch (469,000) drove the public broadcaster to a 14.1% channel share and 18.4% for the network.

Ten had just a 9.6% channel share (the Amazing Race pulled 495,000 metro viewers), but 10 Bold’s 4.3% boosted the network to 16.8%. SBS’ network share was 6.5%.

MAFS was the most-watched show of the night, followed by Seven News at 6:30 (986,000), Seven News (984,000), Nine News (959,000), Nine News at 6:30 (931,000), and Under Investigation. Seven’s Holey Moley slipped to 319,000 to land in the 20th metro spot.

Last night was season eight’s highest rating episode yet

Nationally, MAFS added 337,000 regional viewers for a total average audience of 1.357 million, in third spot behind Seven News’ 1.562 million and Seven News at 6:30’s 1.538 million.

Both Nine News time slots, ABC News, Under Investigation, and A Current Affair all jumped above the million mark with the regions included.


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