If there’s more proof that we prefer bad dates over bad cooking, comes last night’s Oztam figures that show Nine’s Married At First Sight has toppled Seven’s My Kitchen Rules for only the second time ever.
The dating show pulled in 1.11 million viewers, just pipping Pete and Manu with 1.1 million. The win follows on from news today that Nine has inked a new deal for a fifth series of Married At First Sight for 2018.
However, it wasn’t all grim news for Seven who still won last night with 29.9 per cent audience share. Nine was second with 27.8 per cent, the ABC was third with 18.4 per cent, Ten with a worrying 16 per cent and SBS 7.8 per cent.
The ABC’s aggressive Sunday schedule is also hurting the free to airs. Midsomer Murders was the fifth most watched show last night beating both Nine’s 60 Minutes and Seven’s Sunday Night.
SBS tried something new with the Ray Martin-hosted Is Australia Racist? However, it could only manage 242,000 viewers.
Ten’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here drew 705,000 rising to 777,000 for the elimination of Tziporah Malkah.