TV Ratings February 25: MAFS ‘only’ 500k ahead of competition

• Academy Awards pull decent daytime crowd for Nine, 9Now

Monday: Week 9 2019

• MAFS tumbles: 1.29m means ‘only’ 500k ahead of competition
• MKR up week-on-week, but still a long way behind the leader
• 10 splits Dancing with the Stars: Regular episode down 20%
• Academy Awards pull decent daytime crowd for Nine, 9Now

FTA TV news/current affairs

• Seven News 986,000/956,000
• Nine News 929,000/944,000
• A Current Affair 883,000
• ABC News 778,000
• 7.30 579,000
• The Project 269,000/448,000
• 10 News First 404,000
• SBS World News 110,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 287,000
• Today 200,000


Home And Away started its week up over 642,000 after a return to the slot last week with an average audience of 586,000.

Strangers Milly and Karolina cooked for the first time in Milly’s Melbourne apartment on My Kitchen Rules. They were in trouble immediately with just 3 out of 20 for entrée but later recovered with scores of 7 and above for the remaining courses. The Monday MKR episode was up from 709,000 a week ago to 764,000 last night.

Instant Hotel needs more guests with 276,000 last night after 287,000 a week ago.


Detective Inspector Jon Rouse was a guest on A Current Affair special event with advice on how to protect children at home and on their devices. The episode did 883,000 after a week 8 average of 742,000.

Married At First Sight might have been down over 350,000 from the Sunday numbers, but it was still way ahead of anything else on offer. The Monday audience of 1.293m was up on 1.208m a week ago. The episode saw two new couples meet and then marry.

The second episode of Bad Mothers saw a good crowd of 644,000 after the drama launched with 642,000 a week ago.

Earlier in the day the 91st Academy Awards drew a lunchtime audience of 333,000 on Nine. A repeat screening in the evening on 9Gem then did 122,000.


Monday share was down 12.9% to 11.1% week-on-week as some of the original Dancing With The Stars audience drifted away for week two. Miguel Maestre won’t be back for week three after becoming the first elimination from the series. 10 has split the episodes into two parts for the ratings report. The first part of last night was on 498,000, which is down close to 20% from the launch episode of 615,000. However the audience watching the Elimination segment was 588,000, much closer to last week’s crowd.

Earlier in the night The Project featured 10’s Angela Bishop covering The Oscars and Kate Miller-Heidke talking about her forthcoming Eurovision performance. The Monday episode did 448,000 after 7pm after a week 8 average of 377,000.


Prime Minister Scott Morrison was a guest (pre-recorded not live) on 7.30 as host Leigh Sales drilled him about climate change. The episode did 579,000 after a week 8 average of 583,000.

Australian Story then did 594,000 followed by Four Corners on 514,000. Most of that audience stayed for Media Watch on 508,000.

Q&A then did 429,000.


The premiere of The Kennedys: The Power Of Wealth launched with 196,000.

A repeat of Michael Mosley: Guts then did 133,000. The numbers then lifted to 152,000 for a repeat episode of 24 Hours In Emergency.

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