Married At First Sight clocks another large audience

Arvind Hickman
By Arvind Hickman | 6 February 2017
It's all love and kisses for Andrew and Lauren until the cameras stop rolling.

My Kitchen Rules has held onto top spot on Sunday night viewing but Married At First Sight continues to make ground while Ten's I'm A Celebrity held up solidly.

In the prime time battle of reality TV, MKR drew an audience of 1.19 million metropolitan viewers ahead of Married (909,000) and I'm A Celebrity (761,000).

Other notable ratings were clocked up by Midsomer Murders (815,000) and 60 Minutes (774,000) while Seven won the battle of news (1.1 million) ahead of Nine (1.04 million).

Seven won the night with its primary channel having a 23% audience share to Nine's 19.5% and Ten's 15.9%. The ABC also had a strong night with 13.4%.

Out of the three reality shows, Nine's social experiment has had strongest first week and Sunday night's audience was the second time it has broken through the 900,000 mark, drawn to the mystery of the runaway bride Lauren, who ditches firefighter Andrew at a pub after they had just tied the knot.

While MKR's audience appearsĀ settled and Ten's I'm A Celebrity has up and down nights, Married continues to show incremental growth heading into week two.

Tonight the show continues the hunt for Lauren and features the wedding of Perth's Marsh twins, Michelle and Sharon, who are getting hitched at Caversham House.

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