TV Ratings Feb 27: Seven back at #1, MAFS continues to pull biggest crowds

Mediaweek editor James Manning looks at last night’s TV ratings.

• Seven back in first place primary and combined share with MKR & Good Doc
• Nine’s Married At First Sight continues to pull biggest all people/demo crowds


After 688,000 on Monday, Home and Away Tuesday did 697,000.

My Kitchen Rules started with groups 1 and 2 being welcomed to the grounds of the elimination house. Manu explained that from now on it will be group 1 versus group 2. Pete added every time the groups come together, one team will be going home. The teams had to nominate the cooks for the battle. Kim and Suong represented group 1 while Georgie and Alicia promised to start knocking off group 1, one team at a time. The rules then started to get a little complex for this viewer although the ratings indicate everyone else grasped it! The losing team, Kim & Suong and the rest of group 1, found themselves in round 2 in an elimination cook-off. They were all asked to cook a dish that represented their culture or a culture they have a strong affinity with. The group 1 team with the weakest dish was eliminated – that was Stuss and Steve from Queensland. The Tuesday episode did 1.11m after 988,000 a week ago.

The Good Doctor then returned with episode 14 on 949,000 as Dr Shaun worked with a young cancer patient who identified as a girl while being biologically male. It was one of the few episodes under 1m.

Grey’s Anatomy then did 296,000.


The great bingo sting and Kmart’s cult homewares products were featured on A Current Affair. After 902,000 Monday, the program did 881,000 last night.

Homestays continued on Married At First Sight with some relationships continuing to blossom while others… not so much. The episode was again a clear leader with 1.25m, up marginally from 1.23m a week ago. It was the biggest audience yet for a Tuesday episode.

Episode three of Date Night was on 451,000 after the first two eps did 439,000 and 510,000.

The 2011 movie Friends With Benefits screened around 9.30pm with 233,000 watching.


The Project 7pm was over 600,000 on Monday and did 527,000 last night as Wil Anderson and Magda Szubanski entertained the audience.

Tucker Chewsday on I’m A Celebrity was hard to watch for those who might have been having a late dinner in front of the TV. Three celebrities got to step onto the set of the jungle TV show “African Mornings With Chris And Julia“. The Tuesday episode managed 517,000 after 491,000 a week ago.

Hughesy, We Have A Problem then did 441,000 after 461,000 a week ago.

Two episodes of NCIS: Los Angeles then led the channel close to the end of primetime with 218,000 for the first and then 165,000 for the second.


The Checkout featured stories last night on craft beers, passwords and RSVP. The episode did 486,000 after 444,000 a week ago.

Actor and sleep-deprived new dad Lawrence Leung then explored sleep on Catalyst for 388,000 viewers.

Part 1 of Hannah Gadsby’s Nakedy Nudes then did 243,000.

The hybrid live action/animation Remembering Agatha followed at 10pm with 88,000 watching.


Jane Seymour featured on a UK episode of Who Do You Think You Are? for 217,000.

Rape On Trial was the title of the Insight episode, which did 197,000.

Dateline was on 141,000 with a story about an Aussie making a difference in South Sudan.

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