TV Ratings April 11: MAFS has highest ratings of the year as the Honesty Box joins the dinner party


• Dancing with the Stars has strong debut with over 740k tuning in

Primetime News
Seven News 1,085,000
Nine News 1,017,000
ABC News 543,000
10 News First 290,000 (5:00 pm)/ 253,000 (6:00 pm)
SBS World News 178,000/155,000

Daily current affairs
Insiders 406,000
The Project 280,000 (6:30 pm)/ 325,000 (7 pm)

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 248,000
Today 185,000
News Breakfast 176,000


Nine had a dominant Sunday night with a 29.2% primary share and a 36.0% network share, which were both comfortably clear of its closest competition

The result was thanks in large part once again to Married at First Sight which had 1.127m tune in, the show’s best result for the year. The episode featured a dinner party that was minus the drama lighting rod of Bryce and Melissa but featured the Honesty Box which brought a healthy serving of drama to the night.

MAFS was followed by 60 Minutes which had 830,000 viewers. The episode featured a special investigation by Nick McKenzie exposing one of the nation’s dirtiest secrets and how an inexcusable failure of the justice system led to a father’s shocking crimes against his own children.

Earlier in the day, the NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and Wests Tigers had 271,000 viewers tune in as the Cowboys got their first win of the year.


Dancing with the Stars: All Stars made its debut last night, with the formats return to Seven bringing in 744,000 viewers.

The stars were divided into two groups over alternate nights, taking the stage last night was former TV presenter turned property partner Tom Williams, former Home and Away star Bec Hewitt, actor Lincoln Lewis, TV presenter and interior designer Kyly Clarke, TV and radio personality Matty J, radio star Fifi Box and former SAS Australia recruit Schapelle Corby.

Kyly Clarke top-scored with 33 points thanks to a highly electric jive to Candyman that Todd Mckenney said was “incredible, absolutely incredible”. Hot on Kyly’s feet was Bec Hewitt, who scored a 31 for her beautiful foxtrot, leaving Paul Mercurio a little “teary” and feeling goosebumps. 

Fifi Box’s cha cha to Murder On The Dancefloor saw judges criticise her routine for being “messy” and “missing the mark”. As a result, Fifi placed at the bottom of the leaderboard with a score of 22, being the first eliminated celebrity. 

The final scores were: 

Kyly Clarke and Gustavo Viglio – 33 
Bec Hewitt and Craig Monley – 31 
Lincoln Lewis and Lily Cornish – 29 
Tom Williams and Alex Vladimirov – 28 
Schapelle Corby and Shae Mountain – 26 
Matty J and Ruby Gherbaz – 23
Fifi Box and Jeremy Garner – 22

 Afterwards was Crime Investigation Aust: Most Infamous with 328,000 viewers as the episode focused on the Norfolk Island murder.

Seven’s AFL coverage had 487,000 viewers tune in to watch Melbourne defeat Geelong.


On 10, The Graham Norton Show had 174,000 viewers for its encore episode that featured Octavia Spencer, Melissa McCarthy, David Schwimmer, Nick Mohammed, Frank Skinner, Michelle Visage, and Steps.

The Sunday Project had 280,000 (6:30 pm) and 325,000 (7 pm) viewers as the show covered Prince Harry‘s return to England for Prince Phillip‘s funeral, the rise of anti-women extremism, and Elon Musk‘s work with a monkey.


The ABC aired When Phillip Met Prince Philip in the place of Grand Designs NZ with 333,000 viewers.

This was followed by the drama Harrow with 438,000.

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