Nine nabs another ratings win despite a slip from MAFS

Despite Married At First Sight slipping to its lowest viewership in 2020, Nine still took an easy win on Tuesday night, landing a 24.4% audience share for its primary channel.

MAFS drew a metro audience of 950,000, a rare low for the reality powerhouse which has barely slipped below 1m metro viewers this year.

Nine seems to be unbeatable while Married At First Sight is on the air

Nationally the show was watched by 1.294m viewers. It was still the most-watched entertainment program and easily topped the 7:30pm primetime slot. Ten’s Australian Survivor: All Stars brought in 611,000 metro and 795,000 national viewers and Seven’s My Kitchen Rules delivered 490,000 and 775,000 in the same slot. ABC’s 7.30 brought in 600,000 metro and 889,000 national viewers.

However, the most-watched program for the evening was Seven News with a metro audience of 955,000 and a national audience of 1.462m. Nine News drew 849,000 and 1.126m. ABC News brought in 727,000 metro and 1.052m viewers.

Nine’s prime-time success put it well ahead of the other networks in the audience shares – Seven’s primary channel held 17.2%, Ten 12.1% and ABC 10.4%. As a network, Nine held 31.0%, Seven 24.9%, Ten 18.5% and ABC 15.9%.

At 9pm Paramedics on Nine drew 579,000 metro viewers, while Seven’s The Good Doctor brought in 389,000. Ten’s NCIS delivered 284,000 at 8:30pm.

Seven’s most-watched entertainment program overall for the night was Home and Away with 578,000 metro viewers, followed by The Chase Australia with 503,000.

10 Bold was the most-watched multi-channel with a 3.6% share.


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