Ratings: Season high for Married at First Sight gives Nine best Monday of 2017 season

Nine scored its best Monday network share of this survey last night as Married at First Sight hit a season high of 1.24 million in overnight numbers.

Nine had a 32.3% share ahead of Seven on 30.6% while Ten dropped 6% from last week to 14.0% as The Biggest Loser missed the top twenty rating just 329,000. Almost all of Ten’s lost audience went to Nine that lifted 5.3% week-on-week. Meanwhile ABC (17.4%) and SBS (5.7%) and were steady.

Married at First Sight was the number one show with 1,239,000 with Nine News (921,000 and 967,000) and A Current Affair (921,000) next best for Nine. House Husbands had 686,000 in preliminary numbers while Hot Seat had 493,000 and 283,000 in the afternoon. Footy Classified was back for this footy season with 186,000 in AFL markets.

Over on Seven, My Kitchen Rules averaged 1,072,000 after Seven News (975,000 and 930,000) had earlier won the news battle. Home and Away was steady with 723,000 at 7pm and afternoon game show The Chase had 597,000 and 376,000. A repeat of the movie Captain America: Winter Soldier managed 296,000.

Australian Story improved this week for ABC up 66,000 to 590,000 while Q&A also edged up to 396,000. The rest of the public broadcaster’s line-up saw big drops, however, with ABC News (697,000) the top show. 7:30 that followed slipped to 589,000 while Media Watch (511,000) and Four Corners (469,000) were both down 100,000 from the previous Monday.

The Project (551,000 and 381,000) topped Ten’s night followed by Ten Eyewitness News (484,000), Family Feud (335,000) and The Biggest Loser: Transformed (329,000). Later, the repeat of the movie Red 2 had 242,000.

Meanwhile, SBS’s line-up was topped by The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs (216,000) and Simon Reeve’s Big Life Fix (138,000).

Breakfast TV saw another win for Sunrise (303,000) over Today (276,000) and ABC News Breakfast (102,000).

See Monday 20 March 2017 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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