TV Ratings March 21: MAFS commitment ceremony has the third-highest  TV ratings of the year 

Married at First Sight

• AFL’s first Sunday footy of the year has over 400K

• Best of the rest: Ivan Milat, Amazing Race, and Grand Designs NZ

Primetime News
Seven News 1,077,000
Nine News 1,049,000
ABC News 654,000
10 News First 3222,000 (5:00 pm)/ 253,000 (6:00 pm)
SBS World News 187,000/111,000

Daily current affairs
Insiders 447,000
The Project 285,000 (6:30 pm)/ 435,000 (7 pm)

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 256,000
News Breakfast 245,000
Today 239,000

Late Night News
Nine News Late Edition 356,000


Nine has comfortably won Sunday night with a 26.2% primary share and a 34.7% network share, which were both more than five points clear of its nearest competitor.

The main driving force for this win was Married at First Sight and it’s commitment ceremony which had 1.11m viewers. This is the third-highest metro audience average of the year and the highest for MAFS in 2021.

Following MAFS was 60 minutes which had 589,000 tune in as the show covered brain banks and the murder of Toyah Cordingley.

Earlier in the day Nine’s NRL coverage of the Sydney Roosters v The Wests Tigers had 289,000 viewers, with 189,000 coming from Sydney which made it the #2 non-news show in that market behind only MAFS.

9GO! was the #1 multichannel thanks to a Star Trek double header.


Seven aired the second half of Ivan Milat: Buried Secrets last night and had 502,000 viewers, which was up on the 481,000 that part one had last Sunday. 

This was followed by the film The Equalizer 2 which had 281,000.

The first Sunday AFL fixture of the year between Greater Western Sydney and St. Kilda had 419,000 tune in with 174,000 in Melbourne and 137,000 in Perth (#1 non-news program).


On The Amazing Race Australia 493,000 watched the 21st leg of the race as the teams skolled an emu egg in a hot shed in Dubbo. No one was sent home last night, as the show gets close to the finish line. 

The Sunday Project had 285,000 and 435,000 tune in as the show covered the NSW floods, and former Wallaby Brett Sheehan talked about the cost of concussions.


Grand Designs New Zealand had 438,000 while airing in the 7:30 pm slot last night and was followed by the drama Harrow with 401,000 which was down on last weeks 436,000.


The top program on SBS last night was a repeat of Inside the Orient Express with 171,000.

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