As terrible weather this weekend left many Sydneysiders with little else to do other than watch the telly, MAFS topped its best night of the season with 1,116,000 viewers.
Last night’s episode saw the couples bundle up on the commitment ceremony couch, where Joanna and James decided to leave the competition while Bryce and Melissa stayed, despite rumours swirling of Bryce’s secret girlfriend on the outside.
Seven News had 1,077,000 viewers while Nine News had 1,049,000 in an impressive night for both, according to OzTAM metro data.
Next was ABC News at 654,000, and 60 Minutes at 589,000.
Seven’s second episode of Ivan Milat: Buried Secrets increased its viewership from last week, securing 502,000 viewers in an investigation into whether the infamous serial killer actually had a number of other victims.
In the sports corner, Seven’s AFL coverage scored 419,000 viewers while Nine’s NRL coverage had 264,000 viewers.
Seven also screened film The Equalizer 2 to 281,000 viewers while Weekend Sunrise had 256,000.
For Nine, Nine News: Late Edition had 356,000 viewers.
10’s The Amazing Race continued to perform consistently at 493,000 viewers, as did ABC’s Grand Designs New Zealand at 438,000.
The rest of 10’s night had The Sunday Project at 435,000 viewers and 10 News First at 322,000.
For the ABC, Harrow had 401,000 viewers, Insiders had 288,000, Silent Witness had 261,000 and Landline had 261,000.
SBS’s top performers were SBS World News with 187,000 viewers and Inside The Orient Express with 171,000 viewers.
Nine (all channels) won the night with 34 per cent of the daily share, followed by Seven (all channels) with 26 per cent. The battle for bronze between network 10 and the ABC network was again a thrilling watch, with 10 coming out on top by 0.6 per cent (15.8 per cent of the daily share versus 15.2 per cent by the ABC).
The SBS (all channels) had eight per cent.