MAFS delivers another 1m for Nine, Hard Quiz best of the rest

More spicy dinner party drama delivered another night of over one million metro viewers for Nine’s Married at First Sight, reinforcing the untouchable status of the show among primetime weeknight entertainment programming at the moment.

Wednesday night’s episode ended with couple Booka and Brett declaring their marriage “ruined”, with an average of 1.017 million metro viewers watching the drama unfold. It’s the fifth consecutive episode that MAFS has topped the million mark.

The episode easily took out the three key advertising demographics for the evening, and also helped Nine to another network share win for the day. Nine had a 33.8% share, followed by Seven on 23.8%, the ABC on 19.6% and Ten on 15.2%.

Ten’s tentpole show in the 7:30pm time slot, The Cube, fell further this week, dropping from last week’s 317,000 metro viewers to a new season-low of 312,000. The game show, hosted by Andy Lee, launched to 567,000 metro viewers last month.

In its primetime slot, Seven’s offering – a double episode of Border Security: Australia’s Front Line – aired to 336,000 metro viewers.

The ABC’s gap on Ten widened further last night, with the public broadcaster having several strong performances including the Tom Gleeson-hosted Hard Quiz which aired to 640,000 metro viewers.

It was the second-highest rating entertainment show of the evening, a habit it is developing on Wednesday nights, and was the #8 show overall among metro viewers.

ABC News (670,000), 7.30 (625,000) and Kitty Flanagan-led Aussie drama Fisk (515,000) were all in the top ten programs for the night as well.

Seven News at 6pm reclaimed the position of the #1 rating news program of the night with 898,000 metro viewers tuning in, ahead of Nine News 6:30 (894,000), Nine News (894,000) and Seven News at 6:30 (889,000).

10Bold was the top rating multi-channel for Wednesday, with a 3.8% share across the five metro markets.


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