TV Ratings March 13, 2023: How many people tuned in to Hollywood’s night of nights?


Harrison moves in with arch nemesis Melinda on Married at First Sight

• Nina and Gerry sent to isolation on Australian Survivor
• Shock elimination on Australian Idol

Total TV Ratings, March 6

Lifting 61%, the fallout from Nine’s Married At First Sight (MAFS) commitment ceremony revealed that Tayla hadn’t walked out after all, before 1,864,000 watched as the participants packed their bags for the annual couples retreat.

On Australian Survivor, the Vigilantes majority alliance finally cracked. Up 37%, 964,000 watched as a major blindside – and a vote from closest ally, George – sent Shonee packing.

On Australian Idol, the nation chose its Top 8, farewelling Sash Seabourne and Harry Hayden. The episode rose 23%, with 846,000 watching as former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert took to the stage to perform his new single, Holding Out for a Hero.

Overnight TV Ratings, March 13

Primetime News
Seven News 899,000 (6:00pm) / 879,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 731,000 (6:00pm) / 755,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 558,000
10 News First 238,000 (5:00pm)/ 168,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 133,000 (6:30pm)/ 96,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 619,000
7.30 418,000
The Project 177,000 6:30pm / 291,000 7pm

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 202,000
Today 185,000
News Breakfast 141,000

Once again, Nine has won the night with a primary share of 24.8% and a network share of 31.3%. 7Two has won multichannels with a 4.1% share.

Nine’s A Current Affair spoke to Nicky, who was catastrophically injured when the helicopter he was in collided with another and crashed. He delivered an important message after receiving an overwhelming amount of support from across the nation. 619,000 tuned in to also see an investigation about a blackmail tape that put a man behind bars. Then, on Married at First Sight Australia, 835,000 watched as chaos erupted when Feedback Week began with a Partner Swap task. Harrison and his arch nemesis Melinda were tasked with moving in together and gave each other some hard truths. 

482,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven‘s Home and Away, before 409,000 watched the live verdict on Australian Idol, bringing the Top 8 down to the Top 6. Angelina Curtis,15, was eliminated from the competition alongside contestant Noora H, 27. The judges were gobsmacked by the latter’s exit from the show and begged everyone to vote.

Earlier in the day, 329,000 watched as Hollywood’s finest got dressed up for the 2023 Oscars, celebrating the big winner: Everything Everywhere All At Once.

418,000 watched ABC‘s 7.30 investigated food insecurity in Australia, where children are going hungry and miners spoke publicly about safety concerns. Then on Australian Story, 430,000 tuned in for the story of Valerie Taylor, who burst onto our TV screens in the 60s, stunning viewers by diving with dangerous sharks. She recalled acting in iconic Aussie show Skippy and revealed the moment that made her a shark advocate.

On 10, The Project (177,000 6:30pm / 291,000 7pm) welcomed US singer Carly Rae Jepsen and explored the ‘Medicare Gender Gap’, which sees women pay significantly more for medical treatment than comparable treatments for men. The team also recapped everything that happened at the Oscars. Then, on Australian Survivor, 536,000 watched a tense Tribal Council saw fake alliances and broken promises all around. Nina and Gerry were sent to isolation and we have a sneaky suspicion, they’re cooking up a coup against King George!

The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Britain by Beach with 77,000 tuning in.

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