TV Ratings February 17: MAFS delivers for nine over BBL, I’m a Celeb finale

• I’m A Celebrity final: Richard Reid a winner, 10 ratings steady

Sunday: Week 8 2019

• Big Bash League Grand Final combined audience up, FTA down
• MAFS delivers again for Nine, starts second survey week on top
• I’m A Celebrity final: Richard Reid a winner, 10 ratings steady

FTA TV news/current affairs

• Seven News 960,000
• Nine News 935,000
• 60 Minutes 661,000
• ABC News 628,000
• Sunday Night 416,000″
• 10 News First 235,000
• Insiders 285,000,000
• The Project 196,000/356,000
• Offsiders 162,000,000
• SBS World News 118,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 227,000
• Today 187,000


Seven has calculated that the combined audience watching the Big Bash League Grand Final was 703,000 (national average Seven + Fox Cricket). That means the total audience was up 8% on 10’s broadcast in 2018. However the FTA average was down.

In primetime, My Kitchen Rules started its week on 905,000, down on the previous Sunday’s season high of 1,046,000.

Sunday Night then returned to the schedule, much earlier than usual, with 416,000.


Married At First Sight again took top honours with 1,291,000, which is the second-biggest audience of the year.

60 Minutes was a timeslot winner, but its audience of 661,000 was down on 788,000 last week.


The grand final night of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! helped 10 lift Sunday share week on week from 10.4% to 12.8%.

The year-on-year numbers for the Winner Announced also recorded modest growth. (The grand final was screened in Week 11 in 2018.)

The numbers for last night (and last year in brackets)

• I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! Winner Announced 896,000 (870,000)
• I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! Grand Finale 684,000 (696,000)

Earlier in the night The Project did 356,000 after 7pm, up from 298,000 a week ago.

Later in the night NCIS was on 308,000.


Part two of Magical Land Of Oz did 515,000 after launching on 552,000.

Episode three of The Cry did 481,000 after is started on 574,00 and did 486,000 for episode two. The UK drama continues to be one of the hottest FTA properties on BVOD via iview.


Another Sunday and another Sinkhole doco according to our printed TV guide. However a repeat doco on Pyramids was screened at 7.30pm with 171,000 watching.

The first of the two-part The Kennedys: A Fatal Ambition then grew the audience to 196,000.

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