TV Ratings March 15: MAFS and NRL power Nine to win

• Nine powers its way to network and primary share win with MAFS and NRL

• Married at First Sight has 1.11m but not Ivan and Aleks as they skip the commitment ceremony
• Dancing with the Stars increases by 150,000 on last week’s show as the judges hit the dance floor
• Grand Designs on ABC forms a potent combo with Stateless

After last weekend where the Women’s T20 World Cup Final skewed audiences, the Married at First Sight‘s commitment ceremony is back to over 1m with 1,115,000 viewers after getting 976,000 last week. 

NRL Sunday afternoon football returned amidst the coronavirus with 236,000 tuning in with 149,000 in Sydney and 87,000 in Brisbane.

Nine finished the night with a comfortable 26.9% primary share win and a 35.2% network share win.

MKR: The Rivals was the top non-news show for Seven last night with 473,000, after it moved back more towards normal after last Sunday’s World Cup affected audience of  395,000 which was the show’s lowest audience ever.

Seven is also continuing to air two episodes of the US hit Good Doctor a week, with its Sunday episode up almost 100,000 on last Sunday and close to the 389,000 that the show got on Tuesday night.

On 10Dancing with the Stars was able to outrate its 7:30 pm rival MKR with 502,000 which is a big boost on the 352,000 that it had last Sunday as Chloe Lattanzi and dance partner Gustavo Viglio departed the dance floor inside of an audienceless studio.

ABC was the third most-watched primary channel and network last night with a strong combo of Grand Designs which had 587,000 and Stateless with 390,000.

SBS had a 5.1% primary share and a 6.2% network share with Secrets of Our Cities and North America With Simon Reeve.

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