Married at First Sight - fruitful relationship for Nine

James McGrath
By James McGrath | 2 June 2015

Nine will be cursing that Married at First Sight is only a six-part series.

The reality format has propelled the network to another ratings win, posting better numbers than competitor MasterChef.

The show delivered Nine 1.11 million sets of eyeballs according to the overnight preliminary estimates from OzTAM, beating out MasterChef with 1.08 million viewers.

It should be noted, however, that MasterChef and Married at First Sight are not aired at the same time, with both comprehensively winning the 7.30pm and 8.30pm slots.

The continued plus-one million viewership for Nine would be a great relief for the station, which was quick to commission a second series on the back of a premiere viewership of 1.3 million.

It slipped to 1.1 million last week, but a similar performance this week suggests that the show has stabilised with a dedicated following.

In fact, Nine took the top four spots last night with its news programs filling the rest with Married at First Sight the third most-watched program of the evening.

MasterChef led the way for Ten, with its next top-rating show Family Feud, continuing to post solid numbers in its timeslot for the station.

Seven got traction with Home and Away and House Rules, but relatively few tuned into a double episode of Revenge, which squeaked into the top 20 with an average audience of 590,000 across the five metro markets.

It all meant Nine came away with the win on a 29.4% network share, while Seven grabbed a network slice of 25.7%.

Ten had a 20.7% audience while the ABC rode its Monday current affairs line-up to an 18.5 point share.

Check out the numbers below


Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. 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. Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs.

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