Ratings: Married at First Sight closes in on My Kitchen Rules ratings dominance

Monday’s overnight TV ratings saw Nine’s relationship show Married at First Sight edge closer to the once dominant My Kitchen Rules on Seven.

My Kitchen Rules, however, still managed a narrow win with 1.15 million metro viewers edging out Married at First Sight with 1.1 million. That was a 200,000 increase for Nine’s reality show from the previous Monday compared to a 200,000 loss for Seven in the 7.30 timeslot.

Seven had the edge overall on Monday as well thanks largely to the performance of its multichannels winning a 31.2% share with Nine second with 28.6%, ABC on 18.9%, Ten with 16.1% and SBS on 5.2%. Nine did best in the Melbourne and Brisbane markets where it was the number one network and with younger viewers winning the three key demographic groups.

Seven News (1,068,000 and 1,030,000) was the top news program for the night. Later on Seven, Bride & Prejudice continued to perform well with 636,000 despite dropping 128,000 from the previous week. Ramsay’s Hotel Hell saw 300,000 tune in while Autopsy had 158,000.

Nine’s News scored 1,017,000 and 997,000 while House Husbands later had 669,000 in preliminary numbers an increase on the season premiere of the previous Monday. Botched that followed had 271,000.

ABC’s line up saw ABC News make the top ten with 801,000, steady with the previous week but Media Watch (654,000) and Four Corners (648,000) were well down. Australian Story (605,000) and 7.30 (647,000) lifted while Q&A made the top twenty with 544,000.

Meanwhile, I’m a Celebrity… had 685,000 fans this week, down 60,000 from the previous Monday to be Ten’s best performer. Next best were The Project (588,000 and 342,000), Ten Eyewitness News (479,000) and Family Feud (397,000). Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia disappointed with 316,000 with Life in Pieces that followed on 136,000 for both episodes.

SBS’s best titles were a repeat of Michael Mosley: Trust Me I’m a Doctor with 224,000 and SBS World News (178,000).

In the afternoon The Chase had 551,000 and 335,000 for its two half hours while Hot Seat managed 494,000 and 287,000. Both were beaten by Ten’s hour of news. Earlier results included Seven News at 4.30 (226,000), Nine’s Afternoon News (212,000) and Seven News at 4 (199,000). Over on Ten, Bold and Beautiful had 288,000 on Monday and Good Chef Bad Chef 139,000.

Breakfast and morning numbers were Sunrise (301,000), Today (236,000) and ABC News Breakfast (110,000 and 57,000) and later The Morning Show (144,000), Today Extra (129,000) and Studio 10 (96,000).

See Monday 13 February 2017 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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