Tuesday Ratings: Easy win for Married at First Sight, Seven wins overall plus worst result of survey year for ABC

The Seven Network had a narrow victory in overnight ratings winning its fourth Tuesday of this survey despite Nine’s Married at First Sight ranking as the number one program while ABC slumped to its worst ratings number of the 2017 survey so far.

Seven’s 30.2% network and 22.0% main channel shares compared to 30.0% and 22.1% for Nine. It was that close, while Ten’s share lifted to 19.3%, its best Tuesday so far, leaving 13.4% for ABC and 7.1% for SBS. Nine won the three east coast markets, Adelaide and Perth saw Seven in the lead while Nine was well ahead with younger audience.

Seven’s My Kitchen Rules ranked second overall last night with 1,052,000 but Seven News was the number one news product with 979,000 and 935,000. Drama 800 Words later slipped to its lowest ever audience with 594,000 while Bones had 226,000 and 104,000. Earlier The Chase had rated 536,000 and 341,000 to win the 5pm game show battle.

Nine’s line up was anchored by Married at First Sight with 1,122,000 after Nine News (922,000 and 931,000) and A Current Affair provided a solid lead in. Travel Guides later had 615,000 in preliminary numbers with just 161,000 for Schwarzenegger The Celebrity Apprentice that followed. The afternoon’s Hot Seat had 239,000 at 5pm rising to 450,000 for the second half hour.

The elimination of Ash Pollard on last night’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here attracted 768,000 for the elimination after 660,000 tuned in for the rest of the program. Earlier, it was The Project on 556,000 and 375,000 that was next best for its network after Ten Eyewitness News won its timeslot with 482,000 and Family Feud had 422,000. Later NCIS was steady with 426,000 and NCIS: Los Angeles had 307,000 and a Bull late encore 149,000.

ABC News (690,000) and 7.30 (455,000) made the top twenty for ABC with next best Brian Cox: Life of a Universe ranked twenty-second with 366,000. The Indian Dream Hotel on Tour saw 303,000 tune in with 214,000 watching Pointless and 149,000 Project Lazarus.

Over on SBS, Great Continental Railway Journeys did well with 332,000 and Insight had 251,000.

Morning TV ratings included Sunrise (296,000) leading from Today (278,000) and ABC News Breakfast (94,000 and 46,000) with Seven’s The Morning Show (148,000) ahead of Today Extra (110,000) and Studio 10 (86,000).

Afternoon News numbers were Seven News 206,000 at 4.30pm and 203,000 at 4.00pm while Nine’s Afternoon News had 167,000. Over on Ten, The Bold and The Beautiful rated 277,000.

See Tuesday 7 March 2017 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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