Mr & Mrs Murder sees 40 per cent ratings lift

Ten’s week of ratings recovery has continued with comedy drama Mr & Mrs Murder up more than 40% on last week’s number.

The show averaged 710,000 viewers last night, according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTAM. Last week the Shaun Micallef and Kat Stewart show rated just 496,000, although it was the same night as the final of The Block: All Stars on Nine.

With Seven and Nine holding their big guns back until after the Easter non-ratings season, this week has seen Ten’s shows faring slightly better.

Mr & Mrs Murder was eighth for the night compared to last week’s 15th. It also finished ahead of ABC1’s Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell.

Ten was particularly competitive in the 18-49 demographic where it had two episodes of Modern Family, along with Mr & Mrs Murder in the top four. Seven’s Home And Away was third.

In 25-54 and all people, Nine News was top with an audience of 1.132m. Next came Seven News with 1.099m viewers.

The ABC’s quiz show featuring Merrick Watts, Tractor Monkeys averaged 480,000, 19th for the night.

Nine won the free to air share battle with 18.7 per cent of the audience. Next came Seven with 18.4 per cent. Ten had 15.3 per cent and ABC1 13.1 per cent.

More follows later.


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