Nine’s Married at First Sight continues to dominate, even news

Married at First Sight continued its run at the top of the TV ratings on Tuesday night, raking in just over one million metro viewers and dominating the key advertising demographics.

Coming in behind Married at First Sight was Nine News at 6:30, beating out the often dominant Seven News, with 990,000 metro viewers. Nine News – which airs at 6 pm- took 968,000. Nine led the night with a 33.2% network share and 25.3% primary channel share.

The return of the ABC’s docuseries Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds drew 593,000 metro viewers on Tuesday night, contributing to the public broadcaster’s 18.9% network and 14.4% primary channel share and placing it ahead of Ten.

The ABC’s night began with ABC News taking 702,000 metro viewers, followed by 7:30 with 573,000 and Anh’s Brush With Fame on 556,000.

Ten’s primetime offering of The Cube with Andy Lee fell to another series low, and sat outside the top 20 programs for the evening, pulling in just 272,000 metro viewers for its 7:30pm broadcast.  It launched in February to a promising 567,000 metro viewers.

However, a strong performance from The Project in the 16 to 39s last night delivered the network a 9% primary channel share and a15.8% total share for the evening.

Ten was not alone in struggling to come up against MAFS, Seven aired a Britain’s Got Talent ‘Best and Worst’ special at 7:30pm to 340,000 metro viewers. Seven’s performance for the evening was bolstered by Seven News and Seven News at 6:30, drawing 969,000 and 905,000 metro viewers respectively, and Home and Away and The Chase Australia each attracting 529,000 metro viewers.

Seven’s share for the evening came in as 15.2% on its primary channel and 23.3% for the network.

7Mate was the secondary channel with the highest share on Tuesday, landing on 3.7%.


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