Nine’s The Crown in Crisis special pulls 632,000 metro viewers

The Crown in Crisis, the Nine News special responding to Oprah’s revealing interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, attracted an average metro audience of 632,000 last night.

Karl Stefanovic and Leila McKinnon hosted the one hour program, which featured a panel of ‘royal experts’ and ran directly after Married at First Sight.

The interview itself aired on Monday night on Ten to an enormous audience; with 1.366 million across the five capital cities and 1.78 million nationally, it became the biggest show of 2021 so far, and earned Ten a rare nightly win.

Last night, MAFS led the evening’s entertainment shows with 945,000 metro viewers, ahead of time slot competitors The Amazing Race, which brought 480,000 to Ten, and Ultimate Tag,  which was watched by 277,000 on its third airing. Seven’s new series scraped into the top 20 metro shows in 20th position, after its second ever episode was bumped out on Monday night.

Nine’s reality dating show, MAFS, also took the top spot among each of the three key advertising demographics, and pushed the network to a 33.6% share to win the night against Seven on 23.1%, Ten on 19.1%, and the ABC on 17%. SBS sat on 7.2%, while 10 Bold snuck ahead of 7 Two to win among the multi-channels by 0.1 percentage points, on 3.7%.

MAFS was sandwiched between Seven News, the top show of the night with 952,000 metro viewers, and Seven News’ 6:30 slot on 924,000. Nine News (908,000) and Nine News at 6:30 (907,000) followed.

On the ABC, the news drew 682,000 metro viewers, while 7:30 (575,000), Foreign Correspondent (524,000), and Catalyst (386,000) also appeared in the top 20 capital city shows.


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