MAFS soars as MKR plummets to 402,000 metro viewers on Tuesday night

Nine’s Married At First Sight continued its success on Tuesday night, drawing 1.067m metro viewers for its second episode after launching to 1.154m on Monday.

The show easily took the top spot in all three of the key advertising demographics – 16 to 39s, 18 to 49s, 25 to 54s – and was the most-watched program of the day in the metro markets. Nationally, it drew 1.412m.

Married At First Sight is carrying on the success of its premiere episode

But it wasn’t such a good night for Seven. MKR: The Rivals dropped to 402,000 metro viewers, falling from Monday night’s 517,000 and Sunday’s premiere of 498,000. The show was fifth in the timeslot, dropping behind Nine and Ten as well as ABC’s 7.30 which drew 460,000 and the premiere of SBS’ Great Australian Railway Journeys with 404,000.

MKR’s third episode in 2019 drew 789,000 metro viewers.

Ten’s Australian Survivor: All Stars took second place in the prime-time 7:30pm timeslot with 562,000 metro viewers. It premiered on Monday to 624,000. Nationally, including regional figures, the program was watched by 711,000 viewers.

The most-watched program nationally was Seven News with 1.505m viewers. It drew 984,000 metro viewers, while Nine News brought in 797,000 metro and 1.073m nationally. 701,000 metro viewers watched ABC News and 1.022m nationally.

Seven’s most-watched entertainment program was Home and Away with 626,000 metro viewers.

After MAFS, Nine’s Thomas Markle – My Story brought in 448,000 metro viewers while Griff’s Great Australian Rail Trip on ABC delivered 484,000.

The win for the night in audience shares went to Nine with 24.9% and 32.4% as a network. Seven held 16.1% and 23.6%, Ten 12.8% and 18.7%, ABC 10.9% and 16.3% and SBS 5.7% and 9.0%. 7Mate was the most-watched multi-channel with 3.6%.


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