Married at First Sight beats Masterchef as Game of Thrones boosts fast-tracking audience

Married at First SightNine’s Married at First Sight continues to prove popular with viewers, grabbing a metro audience of 1.116m on its third outing, up slightly on last week’s audience of 1.103m.

The show, which aired from 8.45pm, was the most watched show amongst the key demographics 16-39 and 25-54, while Ten’s Masterchef was the most-watched show amongst people aged 18-49.

Ten’s cooking show was watched by 1.084m in the 7.30pm timeslot, down from last week’s audience of 1.112m.

The success of Married at First Sight and Nine News, which was watched by 1.278m at 6pm and 1.223m at 6.30pm, handed Nine a winning audience share of 22 per cent. Seven lagged behind with a share of 17.4 per cent while Ten claimed third place with a share of 15.3 per cent. The ABC managed a share of 14.4 per cent.

Also in the 7.30pm timeslot, Seven’s House Rules grabbed 782,000 metro viewers, down from last week’s audience of 820,000, while Nine’s Reno Rumble dipped to 698,000 after pulling 733,000 last week.

The ABC’s 7.30 was watched by 737,000.

Seven’s Revenge, airing from 8.45pm, attracted an audience of 590,000, beaten by Nine’s Married at First Sight, while Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention, airing from 8.30pm, was watched by 566,000.

Nine’s My Online Bride, kicking off at 9.55pm after Married at First Sight in Sydney and Brisbane was watched by 179,000, while Footy Classified in the other markets had 302,000 viewers.

On the ABC, Australian Story (8pm) was watched by 749,000, Four Corners (8.30pm) had an audience of 659,000, Media Watch (9.20pm) pulled a crowd of 612,000 and Q&A (9.30pm) was watched by 540,000.

Seven News at 6pm grabbed an audience of 1.034m, dipping to 1.007m at 6.30pm.

In morning TV, Seven’s Sunrise was watched by 304,000 while Nine’s Today Show was watched by 292,000.

On pay-TV Game of Thrones managed to beat the live Monday night NRL match, this week between the Roosters and the Storm, to grab an audience of 264,000 viewers on Showcase at 7.30pm, while the 11am fast-tracked episode of the HBO series was watched by 252,000.

The fast-tracked episode was well up on last week’s audience of 173,000.

The NRL match was watched by 241,000 on Fox Sports 1.

Top 15 Shows:

1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,278,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,223,000
3 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT Network 9 1,116,000
4 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 1,089,000
6 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,034,000
7 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,007,000
8 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 892,000
9 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 796,000
10 HOUSE RULES-MON Network 7 782,000
11 AUSTRALIAN STORY-EV Network ABC 749,000
12 7.30-EV Network ABC 737,000
13 HOT SEAT Network 9 730,000 178,000 246,000 176,000 43,000 88,000
14 RENO RUMBLE -MON Network 9 698,000
15 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 692,000

Audience Share:

Network 9 22.0%
Network 7 17.4%
Network TEN 15.3%
Network ABC 14.4%
Network SBS ONE 4.7%
Network 7TWO 4.5%
Network GO! 3.8%
Network 7mate 3.7%
Network Gem 3.5%
Network ELEVEN 3.0%
Network ABC2 2.7%
Network ONE 2.5%
Network SBS 2 1.1%
Network ABC News 24 0.9%
Network ABC3 0.4%
Network NITV 0.0%

Total Audience Share:

Network 9 TTL 29.3%
Network 7 TTL 25.7%
Network TEN TTL 20.7%
Network ABC TTL 18.5%
Network SBS TTL 5.8%

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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