TV Ratings April 2, 2023: First MAFS reunion passes the 1m mark


I’m A Celebrity makes its Easter slot debut

• F1 speeds up on 10
• Demons come out victorious on Seven’s AFL
• One of the great NRL comebacks on Nine

Total TV Ratings, March 26

It was the first night of final vows on Married At First Sight (MAFS), with the couples deciding where their relationships would go after the show. Whilst Layton confessed his love to Melinda, 1,862,000 watched as Duncan officially ended things with a stunned looking Alyssa, up 50%.

There was confetti and tears as Seven crowned their new Australian Idol. Australian voters had chosen 23-year-old Royston Sagigi-Baira, 15-year-old Phoebe Stewart, and 20-year-old Josh Hannan as the final three to compete for the Australian Idol crown, up 14% with 959,000 watching the episode – peaking at 1,032,000 (up 14%) as Royston took the title. 

The penultimate episode of Australian Survivor revealed that the castaways would not be voting out anyone from the tribe, instead voting for a member of the Jury to go home. Lifting 36%, 933,000 tuned in as Shonee was the one picked to leave the bench.

Overnight TV Ratings, April 2

Primetime News
Seven News 963,000
Nine News 849,000
ABC News 601,000
10 News First 510,000 (5:00pm)/ 265,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 157,000 (6:30pm)/ 107,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
60 Minutes 543,000
Insiders 463,000
The Project 259,000 (6:30 pm)/ 375,000 (7pm)

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 200,000
Today 171,000
News Breakfast 203,000

Nine has won Sunday night with a primary share of 31.0% and a network share of 37.1%. 10 Bold has come out on top for multichannels, with a share of 2.4%. 

The participants on Nine’s Married At First Sight (MAFS) got together in the same room for the reunion, six weeks after their final vows. There is still time for a few more scandals, and 1,077,000 watched as we got a sexting fiasco between Cameron and Tayla, accusations from Harrison that Bronte messaged the girl who helped him pack the day before their wedding, and Alyssa’s decision to “call Duncan out”. 60 Minutes followed, with 543,000 watching the show’s investigation into ‘theybies,’ and the parents raising their children in a gender neutral environment. 

Earlier in the day, one of the great NRL comebacks went down on Nine. 200,000 watched as the Warriors beat the Sharks 32-30 in the dying seconds of the game, after previously being down 20-0 in the opening 20 minutes.

On 10, The Project (259,000 6:30pm / 375,000 7pm) looked at the warnings for Australians travelling to France, and interviewed actor Nicholas Braun about his time playing Greg on Succession. I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! made its return to the South African jungle, debuting outside of its traditional New Year’s spot. 570,000 tuned in as the celebrities threw away all creature comforts and traded them in for more bugs than anybody would be happy about, with the episode peaking at 596,000 as the celebrities were introduced.

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Things sped up for the F1, with 447,000 watching the final race itself, lifting to 514,000 for the post race coverage. 

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A repeat of This Is Your Life drew 189,000 to Seven in primetime. In the afternoon AFL, the Melbourne Demons came out victorious over the Sydney Swans, with 374,000 watching as the home team came won out 134-84.

The ABC’s Death in Paradise began with a prestigious chess match ending in murder, taking 513,000 along the journey to find the killer. In Our Blood followed the results of a spike in homophobia for 188,000. 

The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Ancient Egypt: Top 7 Pyramids with 122,000.

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