TV Ratings March 15: Nine and MAFS win again thanks to two more weddings

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• Amazing Race goes to Hunter Valley but no one goes home

• Seven dishes out soap operas in H&A and the royal family

Primetime News
Seven News 973,000 (6 pm)/978,000 (6:30 pm)
Nine News is 860,000 (6 pm)/848,000 (6:30 pm)
ABC News 678,000
10 News First 339,000(5 pm)/214,000 (6pm)
SBS World News 154,000 (6:30 pm)/122,000 (7 pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 689,000
7:30 617,000
The Project 289,000 (6:30 pm)/454,000 (7 pm)
The Drum 190,000 

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 248,000
Today 199,000
News Breakfast 178,000

Late Night News
The Latest 211,000 (8:30 pm)/ 110,000
Nine News Late Edition 112,000
ABC Late News 60,000
World News Late 68,000

Nine

Nine won Monday night with a primary share of 25.5% and a network share of 33.2% this was more than 10 points clear of its closet competition.

The channels dominant win was in large part thanks to Married at First Sight‘s continued success. The show had 979,000 tune in which was up on last Tuesday’s 804,000.

The episode featured two new couples walking down the aisle with 29-year-old prison caseworker Liam, the experiment’s first openly bisexual man marrying 25-year-old international event planner and bikini designer Georgia. The other wedding was theatre producer Johnny and occupational therapist Kerry, who have both been previously married.

MAFS was followed by Under Investigation with Liz Hayes which had 530,000 up from last Monday’s 438,000. The investigative series third episode explored the origins of Covid-19. 

Seven

Seven‘s top program was Home and Away with 575,000 this was followed by an evening of royal family drama which started with Declassified: The Royal Scandals which had 246,000 viewers. This was followed by The Latest presenting a special 30-minute edition from 8.30 pm featuring an up-to-the-minute analysis of the ongoing fallout in Buckingham Palace following the allegations made by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, this had 211,000 tune in.

10

The Amazing Race Australia had an audience of 491,000 as the teams went to the Hunter Valley. No teams went home as The Gold Coast Girls soared to pole position in a footrace to the finish line.

Hughesy We Have a Problem had 211,000 as Craig Reucassel and Denise Scott joined regulars Nazeem Hussain and Becky Lucas on the panel. The show helped answer questions from the Duchess of Sussex doppleganger Steph Johnson, comedian Jim Jeffries, and musician Ollie Leimbach from Lime Cordiale.

The Project had 289,000 and 454,000 as the show covered the #March4Justice rally, and also spoke with Wil Anderson.

ABC

The ABC’s current affairs lineup got the public broadcaster a 13.2% primary share last night led by 7:30 with 617,000 followed by  Australian Story (577,000), Four Corners (453,000) and Media Watch (439,000).

SBS

The top rating show on SBS last night was The Secret Life of Lighthouses with 204,000.

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