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Married at First Sight dominates Monday night ratings as The Biggest Loser continues to struggle

The ‘finale week’ for Nine’s reality relationship show Married at First Sight started with a bang, topping the ratings leader board with 1.239m metro viewers.

To kick off finale week for the reality franchise, two couples grappled with whether or not to renew their vows and stay together after the cameras switch off. The program was the most-watched show of the evening and across key advertising demographics 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

Also airing in the competitive 7.30pm timeslot was Seven’s reality cooking show My Kitchen Rules which saw 1.072m viewers tune in – ahead of last Monday night’s 968,000 viewers.

Ten’s rival reality TV show The Biggest Loser Transformed fell out of the top 20 most-watched programs for Monday night with 335,000 viewers, despite improving from Sunday night’s episode which had 305,000 viewers.

ABC’s current affairs program 7:30 also beat The Biggest Loser Transformed, pulling in 589,000 viewers, forcing Ten’s reality franchise into fourth position in the 7:30pm timeslot.

Nine won the evening with the help of Married at First Sight, averaging an audience share of 24.9%, beating Seven’s 21.3%.

Meanwhile ABC managed 12.5% ahead of Ten’s 9% and SBS’ 3.6%.

Airing straight after Married at First Sight at 9pm, House Husbands managed 686,000 viewers – improving from last week’s 599,000.

In the 6pm news battle Seven News averaged 975,000 ahead of Nine News’ 921,000. At 6.30pm Nine News pulled 967,000 in front of Seven News/Today Tonight’s 930,000.

At 7pm Nine’s A Current Affair managed to pull higher numbers than both Nine News and Seven’s 6.30pm news with 961,000 viewers.

Earlier in the day the breakfast competition saw Seven’s Sunrise average 303,000 viewers while Nine’s Today show pulled 276,000.

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