Nine’s Married At First Sight slips on third outing as ABC’s Gruen tops the night

Nine’s controversial dating show Married At First Sight pulled in 788,000 metro viewers at 8.40pm last night, a slight drop from from Tuesday’s audience of 805,000.

Last night's episode of Married At First Sight saw Jess and Dave married in a garden ceremony.

Last night’s episode of Married At First Sight saw Jess and Dave marry in a garden ceremony.

While the show was Nine’s most-watched non-news program for the evening, it currently is down 30% on the 2015 average of 905,000 versus the show’s average audience so far of 788,000.

The Block at 7:30pm likewise continued to dwindle with an audience of 786,000 down on Tuesday night’s 792,000.

It was bested by Ten’s The Bachelor which grabbed 821,000 viewers in the same timeslot, also taking out the top spot with all three ad demographics (16-39, 18-49, 25-54).

The top two highest rating non-news programs of the evening went to the ABC, with Gruen grabbing an audience of 901,000 at 8:30pm and 841,000 tuning in to Anh’s Brush With Fame at 8:00pm.

Ten’s local drama Offspring pulled in 638,000 viewers at 8:40pm.

In news, Seven’s 6:00pm and 6:30pm bulletins grabbed 1.112m and 1.036m viewers, respectively, the only two programs to crack the million barrier that evening.

Nine’s 6:00pm news was watched by an audience of 933,000, while all but 2,000 stayed to catch the 6:30pm offering.

By the end of the evening Nine’s respectable performances across the board scraped them a win over Seven with an audience share of 19.5% over Seven’s 19%. Ten followed with 15.7% followed by ABC at 12.9% and SBS with 5.4%.


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