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Married at First Sight finale pulls largest audience on record as Nine wins the night

Nine’s blind wedding show came to an end last night averaging its largest audience ever as 1.389m metro viewers tuned in.

Part two of the reunion episode, which aired at 7.30pm and saw Cheryl finally see Andrew’s behaviour while Nadia put Anthony in his place, topped the ratings leader board for Monday night.

The 29th episode of the reality TV series was the most watched program across the key advertising demographics all people, 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

Nationally – including metro and regional affiliate stations where the program is broadcast – Married at First Sight saw 1.989m tune in.

This seasons finale pulled a larger metro audience than its 820,000 debut and was up on last years which saw 1.083m tune in.

Seven’s rival reality cooking program, My Kitchen Rules, managed 1.210m metro viewers as footy friends Mark and Chris dropped to the bottom of the MKR leaderboard. Nationally the episode grabbed 1.820m viewers.

ABC’s Current affairs program 7.30 aired at the same time, pulling in 676,000 metro viewers and 999,000 nationally, while Ten’s Modern Family fell out of the top 20.

Off the back if its Married at First Sight Success, Nine secured a win for the night with an overall audience share of 23.9% ahead of Seven’s 22.8%.

Ten posted a share of 9.9% and was beaten by ABC’s 14.5%, while both finished in front of SBS’ 4.3% share.

Australian Story saw 803,000 metro viewers tune in on the ABC at 8pm followed by 708,000 metro viewers for Four Corners and 712,000 metro viewers for Media Watch.

Nationally, Australian Story managed 1.063m compared to Four Corners’ 1.052m, and Media Watch’s 1.041m.

In the news battle for the evening, Seven News was watched by 1.178m metro viewers at 6pm ahead of Nine News’ 1.069m. At 6.30pm Seven News/Today Tonight grabbed 1.153m while Nine News averaged 1.081m.

Seven News at 6pm had a national audience of 1.835m while Nine News managed 1.079m. The 6.30pm battle saw 1.693m for Seven and affiliates and 1.091m for Nine and its affiliate stations.

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