Married At First Sight pulls 1.087m metro viewers, while My Kitchen Rules sits at 451,000

Nine is well and truly winning the 7:30pm prime-time battle on free-to-air (FTA) television, with preliminary overnight figures showing Married At First Sight topped the charts with 1.087m metro viewers.

Its competitors, Australian Survivor: All Stars on Ten and My Kitchen Rules: The Rivals on Seven had 611,000 and 451,000 apiece.

MAFS and Australian Survivor: All Stars took the top two positions in all of the three key advertising demographics: 16 to 39, 18 to 49 and 25 to 54.

With the addition of regional figures, MAFS had a national total of 1.445m, while Australian Survivor: All Stars climbed to 800,000, and MKR: The Rivals had 730,000.

Over on the ABC, ABC News had 700,000 metro views (1.037m national), 7.30 681,000 (1.004m), Media Watch 551,000 (775,000), and Q&A 394,000 (558,000).

In the news battle, Seven won in the five-city metro category, with 949,000 to Nine’s 881,000. Nine News, however, did win in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. With the addition of regional figures Seven News overtook even MAFS to top the charts with 1.471m to Nine News’ 1.167m.

And in breakfast, Seven’s Sunrise had 260,000 in the cities and 446,000 in total, while Nine’s Today had 194,000 and 300,000.

Overall, it was Nine’s night, with a primary channel share of 24.2% and a network share of 31.3%. Seven was second with 16.5^ and 24.8%, and also claimed the multi-channel with the highest share – 7Mate with 3.8%. ABC had 14.9% and 18.9% for the network, ahead of Ten’s 12.7% and 18.4%. SBS finished on 3.9% and 6.6%.


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