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Monday Ratings | MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT dominates; HOLEY MOLEY and AMAZING RACE AUSTRALIA crumble

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There was always a question about the audience wanting more of Nine’s relationship reality series. Last night MAFS was back indeed.

Nine will be well pleased with their evening, starting in with the return of A Current Affair (702,000) and then delivering the season eight premiere of Married At First Sight (964,000) which was down year-on-year though still the fourth highest premiere in its season run. The late-night follow-on airing a repeat of MOVIE: Bridesmaids (213,000) helped close out a massive night. Nine first by a significant margin in both primary (25.2%) & network (32.3%) shares.

Executives at Seven must be left scratching their heads. Not only because Home and Away (485,000) wasn’t their best rating program for the primetime slate (first time in a while), nor because the season finale of Holey Moley Australia (491,000) was largely ignored (though not as much as it has been this season). They’ll be wondering how what they have coming down the pipe is even going to get oxygen while MAFS is on air. New eps of US dramas 9-1-1 (331,000) and The Rookie (243,000) delivered fan service writ large. Seven a distant second in both primary (17.7%) & network (26.2%) shares.

ABC’s Monday night remains consistent and offers a real point of difference to its commercial rivals. 7:30 (649,000), Australian Story (577,000), Four Corners (442,000) and Media Watch (419,000) round out a solid current affairs slate, and the free-to-air first run of Andrew Bolt’s least favourite Foxtel series The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill (288,000) caps the night well. A repeat of You Can’t Ask That (150,000) is something everyone should have watched the first time anyway. ABC third in primary (13%) & just fourth in network (17.1%) shares.

10 can’t even claim the light entertainment win for 7:30pm now. The Project (271,000 6:30pm; 458,000 7pm) was down again, though at least The Amazing Race Australia (508,000) came (a distant) second. Hughesy, We Have A Problem (219,000) seems to have lost almost all it’s audience from the previous season, and the repeat of The Graham Norton Show (116,000) only seemed to be filler. 10 a difficult fourth in primary (10%) & just third in network (17.2%) shares.

Breakfast

Sunrise (265,000)
The Today Show (186,000)
ABC Breakfast (168,000 [93,000 ABC; 75,000 ABC News])

All ratings data listed is Five City Metro, overnights only.

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Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2021. The data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy} in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.

Note: Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs. Programs with the same name on one or more primary or multichannel, are aggregated into one network figure.

Steve Molkhttps://tvblackbox.com.au/author-steve-molk/
Steve Molk is sharply focused on the business of TV in Australia across all its formats - FTA broadcast, commercial, subscription, catch up & SVOD. Based on the Central Coast of NSW he's a passionate advocate for Australian-made programming, particularly drama and comedy. He loves podcasting, gaming & watching too much TV. For all media enquiries please call or text 0401-709-405
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