Married at First Sight tops ratings ladder helping Nine win the night

Nine’s controversial Married at First Sight has topped the ratings ladder for the third night in a row, averaging a metro audience of 1.122m, taking Nine to a win.

Last night’s episode was the most-watched program overall and across key advertising demographics 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54, beating Seven’s rival reality cooking show My Kitchen Rules – according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

The episode saw Cheryl and Andrew turn the group dinner party into a collective argument beat the elimination round on Seven’s My Kitchen Rules – with MRK managing 1.052m viewers at 7:30pm.

In Adelaide and Perth, however, My Kitchen Rules pulled a higher audience than Married at First Sight, with 112,000 in Adelaide compared to 87,000, and 162,000 in Perth compared to 125,000.

Also airing in the competitive reality TV time slot Ten’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here saw Ash Pollard exit the jungle, averaging 746,000 for the elimination and 662,000 viewers for the rest of the program – losing traction from last week’s 727,000.

Nine took the lead in overall audience share by 0.1% beating Seven’s 22% with 22.1%.

Meanwhile Ten achieved 13.6% ahead of ABC’s 8.7% and SBS’ 5.6%.

Seven’s drama series 800 Words puled 594,000 viewers and was beaten by Nine’s entertainment series Travel Guides which saw 615,000 tune in for episode four – which was significantly ahead of last Tuesday’s 563,000.

Airing at 7:00pm A Current Affair led the time slot with 803,000, followed by Seven’s Home and Away with 670,000 and Ten’s The Project which managed 554,000.

In the 6:00pm news battle for the evening, Seven News saw 979,000 ahead of Nine News’ 922,000. At 6:30pm Seven News pulled 935,000 while Nine News managed 922,000.


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