News dominates ratings week as MAFS tops Sunday entertainment

News has dominated the ratings week, as viewers are drawn in by local and international events such as the war in Ukraine, local floods and the death of Shane Warne.

Last week, Nine News came out on top, pulling in the highest audience of 1.105 million metro viewers last Sunday, ahead of Seven News which saw 1.068 million metro viewers tune in. ABC News also topped the multichannels for a second week in a row.

Nine took the week ending 5 March with a network share of 31.3% over Seven’s 25.7%, while ABC took a 18.7% share and Ten took 16.1%.

Nine also managed to win the primary channel share for the week, with a 23.5% share ahead of Seven’s 17.9%. As mentioned, the top multi-channel for the week was ABC News on 3.7 followed by 7TWO on 3.5%.

In the latest Daily Consolidated Total TV Report for 27 February, Sunday’s episode of MAFS was the #1 program nationally across linear, with 1.960 million viewers, including 453,000 on BVOD and an uplift of 45%.

The program with the biggest uplift for the week was an episode of  Killing Eve on ABC, a British spy thriller television series, produced in the United Kingdom by Sid Gentle Films for BBC America and BBC Three, with an uplift of 129%.

Looking at Sunday’s ratings, Nine’s Married at First Sight topped entertainment on Sunday, while the show also won all three key advertising demos. The reality episode aired to a metro audience of 968,000 metro viewers.

Next in entertainment was Seven’s Dancing with the Stars: All Stars saw an average of 596,000 metro viewers tune in.

Nine’s 60 Minutes was next with a metro audience of 556,000, followed by Australian Survivor Blood vs Water on Ten airing to 480,000 metro viewers.

ABC’s Grand Designs New Zealand brought in 374,000 metro viewers, followed by an episode of Seven’s Crime Scene Investigation which aired to 297,000 metro viewers.

Meanwhile, the #1 metro program on Sunday was Seven News on Sunday with 981,000 metro viewers, while Nine News on Sunday saw 930,000 metro viewers tune in. 

As mentioned, Nine won the night, taking an overall network share of 32.5% over Seven’s 27.4%, while Ten took a 18.2% share and the ABC had 14.3%.

Nine also won the primary channel share, and the top-rating multi-channel on Sunday was 7TWO and 10 Bold both with a share of 3.1%.

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