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Married at First Sight’s ‘cheating’ scandal pulls 1.13m viewers

Married at First Sight’s tense dinner party proved a winner for Nine in last’s TV battle, with the show attracting 1.13m metro viewers in the preliminary OzTAM ratings, outpacing Seven News and My Kitchen Rules which attracted audiences of 933,000 and 930,000.

Seven’s Winter Olympics coverage saw a drop from the previous night with 750,000 viewers tuning in, down from 914,000 the night before, despite Australian snowboarder Scotty James winning a bronze medal.

Married at First Sight’s cheating couples attracted Wednesday night’s TV viewers

Ten’s best-performing show, I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, attracted 515,000 viewers.

Married at First Sight predictably dominated the key advertising demographics with 606,000 in the 25-54s tuning in, 563,000 of the 18-49s and 376,000 in the 16-39s. MKR recorded 392,000, 352,000 and 207,000 respectively.

Despite Married’s success, Seven scored the biggest share of audience for the evening, with 25.5% tuning into the main station and 39.0% for the network, largely due to a strong showing for 7mate’s Winter Olympics coverage. Nine took 22.2% and 27.4% respectively with Ten showing 9.6% and 13.7%.

The ABC recorded 9.5% for its main station and a 13.7% network share, while SBS attracted audiences of 4.8% and 6.2%.

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