TV Wrap: MAFS tops Sunday entertainment; Seven’s BBL final airs to 502k metro viewers

Over the weekend, Nine’s Married At First Sight (MAFS) topped entertainment on Sunday with 834,000 metro viewers, while Seven’s Big Bash League final brought in 502,000 and won Saturday night.

MAFS topped all three key advertising demos on Sunday. Following the final of Australian Open the previous Sunday and a strong performance of MAFS since launch, Nine won the week ending 5 February with a 33.5% network share, followed by Seven with 26.4%.

The Scorchers celebrate with the trophy after winning the Men’s BBL final match. Source: Facebook

The week’s top-rated primary channel was Nine with a 26.2% share, followed by Seven with 18.7%.

Next in Sunday entertainment, a repeat of Joanna Lumley’s Unseen Adventures on ABC brought in 468,000 metro viewers, followed by the network’s repeat of Vera, with 453,000 metro audience.

Ten’s Australian Survivor and Seven’s Idol both saw an improved performance on Sunday compared to weeknights. While the former attracted 438,000 metro viewers, the latter aired to 434,000.

The #1 news program on Sunday was Seven News with 859,000 metro viewers, followed by Nine News with 754,000 metro viewers.

Nine Network won Sunday’s overall share with 33.2% share, followed by Seven with 23.3%, ABC with 18.2% and Ten with 16.5%.

The top-rated primary channel on Sunday was Nine with 27.1%, but 10 Bold and 10 Peach were the top-rated multichannels, with 2.7% share each.

In the latest Daily Consolidated Total TV Report for 29 January, Australian Open men’s final was the #1 program nationally with 1.993 million viewers, including 245,000 on BVOD and an uplift of 14%.

However, the program with the biggest uplift was The Bachelors’ final decision on Ten with an uplift of 34% and a total of 715,000 viewers overall, and BVOD audience of 153,000 nationally.

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Graph provided by Nine.


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