TV Ratings February 19: MAFS audience surge

• Nine’s Tuesday schedule records biggest share since Aus Open

Tuesday: Week 8 2019

• MAFS audience surges as Lizzie returns to reality TV giant
• 7pm changes again good news for A Current Affair
• Nine’s Tuesday schedule records biggest share since Aus Open

FTA TV news/current affairs

• Seven News 898,000/878,000
• Nine News 853,000/880,000
• A Current Affair 859,000
• ABC News 700,000
• 7.30 553,000
• The Project 233,000/429,000
• 10 News First 358,000
• SBS World News 106,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 273,000
• Today 188,000


After an ordinary audience just over 700,000 on Monday, My Kitchen Rules recovered to 774,000. South Australian friends Lyn and Sal were cooking last night and it was only their dessert that let them down. Their first two courses saw three 10 out of 10s and a nine from the judges.

The Good Doctor followed with 518,000 after 579,000 last week. This time last year the US medical drama had an audience of 950,000.


A Current Affair featured a dodgy hire car driver and then slumlords last night as the audience has returned to the program after MKR vacated its 7pm slot on Seven. The first two episodes last week did 770,000 and 755,000. This week the program has started the week with 873,000 and 859,000.

Nine’s primetime was also shining bright at 7.30pm where Married At First Sight attracted a new series record audience of 1.349m, which included season highs for Melbourne and Adelaide.

The ratings records continued later in the evening too when Travel Guides recorded a best for 2019 and a second best ever with 734,000.


Share dipped to just 8.1% after 11.6% last week when the channel had the last live episode of Celebrity for the season.

Gyton Grantley was talking about Harry Potter on The Project after 7pm with 429,000 watching.

A repeat of Ambulance Australia then did 259,000.

Hughesy, We Have A Problem then did 261,000, down from 338,000 a week ago with a much stronger lead-in.


Foreign Correspondent as on 393,000 at 8pm.

Catalyst did 332,000 at 8.30pm.


Michael Portillo’s Abandoned Britain was again the channel’s best with 212,000 after 7.30pm.

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