Last night, Seven’s country-lovin’ dating show Farmer Wants a Wife launched to 820,000 viewers, as per OzTAM’s metro data.
For anyone unfamiliar with the rural thrills and spills of the show, it sees five farmers on their quest for love.
Each of the farmers invites five women back to their ranches (they go and live on the farm) as the audience watches sparks fly over dramatic shots of the rugged Australian countryside and the melodic sounds of sheep baaing.
It was last night’s top performing entertainment.
Top overall was Seven News, which had 1,187,000 viewers, followed by Nine News Sunday with 1,106,000.
After Farmer Wants a Wife was Australian Ninja Warrior, climbing, swinging and hurdling its way into the second most watched entertainment slot. After middling ratings last week, Sunday night’s viewership was solid at 724,000.
It beat MasterChef – which had 633,000 viewers – by 91,000.
Between ANW and MasterChef was ABC News, which netted 663,000 viewers, followed by Grand Designs (also on the ABC) with 505,000.
Nine had 60 Minutes with 498,000 viewers while the Sunday arvo NRL had 312,000 viewers.
For 10, The Project had 466,000 viewers and 10 News First had 330,000 viewers.
Over on Seven, the AFL scored 424,000 viewers, while Crime Investigation Australia: Most Infamous had 313,000, Seven News At 5 had 291,000 and Weekend Sunrise had 280,000.
For the ABC, drama Jack Irish continued to perform consistently with 425,000 viewerd while Insiders had 277,000 viewers.
Finally, the SBS’s top performer was Treasures of Malta with 248,000 viewers.
The Nine Network won overall with 28.5 per cent of the daily share, followed by the Seven Network with 26.7 per cent. In third was Network 10 with 19.2 per cent, follwed by the ABC TV Network with 14.8 per cent, and the SBS Network with 10.8 per cent.