TV Ratings April 14: MAFS final dinner party delivers highest rating episode of the year

TV ratings

• ABC has a strong night with Hard Quiz, The Weekly, and Fisk all over 500k

• Nine wins Wednesday by more than 10 points in both primary and network shares

Primetime News
Seven News 988,000 (6 pm)/931,000 (6:30 pm)
Nine News is 917,000 (6 pm)/913,000 (6:30 pm)
ABC News 638,000
10 News First 314,000(5 pm)/206,000 (6pm)
SBS World News 172,000 (6:30 pm)/156,000 (7 pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 774,000
7:30 547,000
The Project 255,000 (6:30 pm)/398,000 (7 pm)
The Drum 203,000 

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 229,000
Today 211,000
News Breakfast 187,000

Late Night News
The Latest 250,000
ABC Late News 136,000


Nine easily won Wednesday night by over 10 points in both primary (28.0%) and network (35.6%) share thanks to Married at First Sight delivering its best TV ratings of the year (1.134m). 

The episode of MAFS featured the final dinner party of the social experiment and the main talking points of the night were the continued drama of Bryce and Melissa as well as the separation of Rebecca and Jake after the latter was filmed kissing fellow participant Booka on New Years Eve,

This was followed by Nine’s original drama Amazing Grace with 403,000 viewers which was down on last weeks 433,745.


Seven aired a double of Home and Away which had an average of 559,000 viewers tune in. This was followed at 8:30 by a double repeat of Highway Patrol with 377,000 and 341,000.


The Cube aired its final episode of the year with 268,000 tuning in to watch as sisters Michelle and Sam continued their quest to win $250,000.

This was followed by a double episode of Bull which had 170,000 and 157,000 viewers each.

The Project was joined by Olly Alexander with 255,000 (6:30 pm) and 398,000 (7:00 pm) watching.


ABC’s Wednesday night comedy lineup continues to perform well with the public broadcaster having a primary share of 14.3%.

Hard Quiz led the way with 683,000 tuning in, followed by The Weekly with Charlie Pickering which featured Margaret Pomeranz and Nat Tran.

Fisk completed the lineup with 537,000 viewers, down slightly on last weeks 561,000 viewers as the comedy starring Kitty Flanagan continues its strong run.


The top rating show on SBS was a repeat of Tony Robinson’s History of Britain with 178,000.

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