MAFS drives Nine to another nightly TV win

Married at First Sight shows no signs of stopping its 2020 success with 1.020m metro viewers tuning in to the reality format on Tuesday night. The show also topped all three of the key advertising demographics – 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s.

Nationally 1.359m viewers tuned in to the episode. It was the most-watched with metro audiences, but on a national scale, Seven News slipped ahead with 1.463m viewers to be the most-watched of the night.

MAFS has only dropped below 1m metro viewers once in its 2020 season

In metro areas 966,000 viewers watched Seven News, 806,000 Nine News and 717,000 for ABC News. Nationally 1.063m tuned in to Nine News and 1.028m for ABC News.

Nine’s other winner of the night was Paramedics which was the most-watched in the 9pm timeslot with 646,000 metro viewers and 916,000 nationally. It also took third place in the three key advertising demographics.

Australian Survivor: All Stars held second position with the demos and delivered a metro audience of 584,000 viewers. Nationally, 744,000 tuned in. In the same timeslot, Seven’s My Kitchen Rules brought in 473,000 metro viewers and 743,000 nationally. ABC’s 7.30 delivered 565,000 and 808,000, and Griff’s Great Australian Rail Trip brought in 551,000 metro and 814,000 national viewers.

In Seven’s evening lineup both Home and Away and The Chase Australia out-rated MKR, delivering 549,000 and 552,000 metro viewers respectively. Nationally, Home and Away was the most-watched entertainment program for the network with 921,000 viewers.

Nine took an easy win for the night with 25.3% audience share as a channel and 31.0% as a network. Seven held 16.5% and 24.3%, ABC 13.0% and 17.7%. Ten secured 12.6% and 18.2% and SBS 5.5% and 8.8% as a network. The most-watched multi-channel was 7Mate with a 3.9% share.


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