Nine’s Married at First Sight holds strong as Game of Thrones beats NRL

The second outing of Nine’s controversial reality program Married at First Sight managed to hold its own last night pulling in an audience of 1.103m, only slightly down on last week’s 1.134m.

Airing in the 8.45pm timeslot, the show was the second most-watched show of the key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49, 25-54), while Ten’s cooking show MasterChef was the most-watched.

Married at First Sight, along with the success of Nine News which pulled in 1.246m at 6pm and 1.140m at 6.30pm, handed Nine a winning audience share of 21.6 per cent, as Seven lagged behind with a share of 17.4 per cent. Ten managed third place with a share of 15.6 per cent as the ABC settled for a share of 14.2 per cent.

Masterchef, airing from 7.30pm, was the most-watched non-news show of the evening, with 1.112m metro viewers tuning in to see former Ricoh marketer Fiona Grindlay eliminated.

It easily out-rated Seven’s House Rules (820,000) and Nine’s Reno Rumble (733,000). Both shows out-rated the ABC’s 7.30 which was watched by 698,000.

Meanwhile, also in the 8.45pm timeslot, Seven’s Revenge pulled an audience of 505,000, while a second episode of the US series was watched by 446,000.

Last week’s second episode of Revenge was the most time-shifted show, gaining an extra 174,000 viewers to take its total audience to 677,000.

On Ten Have You Been Paying Attention? airing at 8.30pm was watched by 624,000.

On the ABC, Australian Story (8pm) grabbed an audience of 731,000, Four Corners (8.30pm), was watched by 700,000 and Media Watch (9.20pm) had an audience of 625,000.

Q&A (9.30pm) saw its audience drop from 534,000 despite airing a budget special featuring treasurer Joe Hockey, with only 510,000 tuning in.

Seven News was watched by 1.099m at 6pm, dipping to 1.046m from 6.30pm.

On pay-TV Game of Thrones managed to beat the live Monday night NRL match, this week between the Knights and Broncos, to grab an audience of 255,000 viewers on showcase while the 11am fast-tracked episode of the HBO series was watched by 173,000.

Both broadcasts of Game of Thrones were up on last week.

The NRL match was watched by 219,000 on Fox Sports 1.

Top 15 Shows:

1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,246,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,140,000
4 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT Network 9 1,103,000
5 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,099,000
6 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,046,000
7 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 997,000
8 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 842,000
9 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 828,000
10 HOUSE RULES-MON Network 7 820,000
11 RENO RUMBLE -MON Network 9 733,000
12 AUSTRALIAN STORY-EV Network ABC 731,000
13 FOUR CORNERS-EV Network ABC 700,000
14 7.30-EV Network ABC 698,000
15 HOT SEAT Network 9 695,000

Audience Share:

Network 9 21.6%
Network 7 17.4%
Network TEN 15.6%
Network ABC 14.2%
Network SBS ONE 5.2%
Network 7TWO 4.7%
Network GO! 4.2%
Network 7mate 4.0%
Network Gem 3.1%
Network ONE 2.8%
Network ELEVEN 2.7%
Network ABC2 2.3%
Network ABC News 24 0.9%
Network SBS 2 0.8%
Network ABC3 0.5%
Network NITV 0.1%

Total Audience Share:

Network 9 TTL 28.9%
Network 7 TTL 26.0%
Network TEN TTL 21.2%
Network ABC TTL 17.9%
Network SBS TTL 6.0%

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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