MAFS delivers Nine the second week of official TV ratings

Married At First Sight again delivered a solid win for Nine in the second official ratings week of the year, with the network leading across total audiences and the demographic groups.

All four of MAFS’s episodes topped the week’s most watched shows in the OzTam ratings with Wednesday night recording the highest audience with 1.328m metro viewers tuning in to watch the contestant’s dinner party.

Tuesday’s show attracted 1.347m viewers while Sunday and Monday had audiences of 1.290m and 1.208m respectively.

Wednesday’s strong performance flowed though to Nine’s streaming streaming service with the dinner party recoding an average viewer per minute audience of 437,000. Over OzTam’s rolling 30 day BVOD rankings, MAFS currently holds the top 16 spots in terms of BVOD rankings.

The show delivered a win for Nine in audience share with its main channel recording a 22.2% share of the metro audience and the network picking up 30.9% of viewers. Despite not having an answer to MAFS, Seven still took 20.0% main channel share and 29.3% for its network.

For a second week in a row, Ten recorded a 9.8% main channel share, well behind the ABC’s 12.6%. SBS managed 4.8%

In network share, the ABC’s 17.5% put the national broadcaster ahead of Ten’s 15.2% while SBS picked up 7.1% of the metro audience.

The bright spot for Ten was the final of I’m a Celebrity.. which attracted 895,000 viewers, making it the ninth most watched show of the week and beating out Wednesday’s My Kitchen Rules’ which had 774,000 tune into Seven’s cooking reality show, making it the 11th highest rating program of the week.

In the key age demographics, MAFS also reigned supreme with I’m a Celebrity.. managing to scrape into the top five shows watched by the 25-54 age group.

Nine had a clean sweep of the top shows viewed by the 16-39 age group with its offbeat Travel Guides show taking fifth spot behind MAFS.

The figures below are provided by Nine and only include the commercial networks’ shares.


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