Second episode of MAFS tops the premiere with 992,000 metro viewers

The second outing of Married at First Sight for 2021 delivered another ratings win for Nine on Tuesday night, drawing 992,000 metro viewers, up from Monday’s premiere of 964,000.  Combined with regional viewers the episode averaged a national audience of 1.305 million, peaking at 1.572 million.

MAFS also dominated the key advertising demographics of the 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s. The reality juggernaut was then followed by a new episode of Botched, which also performed well in total people and the younger demographics, attracting an audience of 386,000 metro viewers.

Nine’s primary channel share for the evening was 26.6%, well ahead of Seven and Ten on 14.8% and 11.3%, respectively.

Up against MAFS, Ten’s Amazing Race was the third-highest rating entertainment program for the evening, with a metro audience of 459,000 and appearing in the top five programs for three demographics.

Seven’s Home and Away, which airs at 7pm, was the second-highest entertainment program, just scraping past The Amazing Race on 460,000 metro viewers.

Also taking on MAFS at 7:30pm, Seven aired a Highway Patrol Special followed by medical drama The Good Doctor, drawing 303,000 and 294,000 metro viewers, respectively. The network’s performance was bolstered by the 902,000 audience for Seven News and 896,000 metro viewers for Seven News at 6:30.


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