TV Ratings March 22, 2023: Honesty Box comes out at final MAFS dinner party

mafs reunion

Hard Quiz hands out another Big Brass Mug

• Mr. Norman and his three legs win over The Dog House 
• Big Melbourne audience for The Front Bar

Total TV Ratings, March 15

Lifting 63%, 1,911,000 tuned in for Married at First Sight (MAFS), watching as the group grew tired of Harrison’s meddling and the “Bronte and Harrison show”. 

Seven’s Home and Away was up 26%, with a total audience of 937,000. The second part of The Best Of The Russel Gilbert Show rose 9%, bringing in 354,000.

Hard Quiz was up 17%, bringing 852,000 to the ABC. 

On 10, The Dog House Australia Hillary and Jaxson met Sweetie, the sassy staffy, while senior snaggletooth George looked for the perfect retirement home. The episode was up 12% for a total audience of 479,000.

Overnight TV Ratings, March 22

Primetime News
Seven News 833,000 (6:00pm) / 830,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 649,000 (6:00pm) / 672,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 499,000
10 News First 210,000 (5:00pm)/ 144,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 105,000 (6:30pm)/ 105,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 614,000
7.30 423,000
The Project 155,000 6:30pm / 261,000 7pm

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 233,000
Today 192,000
News Breakfast 134,000

Nine has won Wednesday night with a primary share of 27.7% and a network share of 35.8%. 7Two and 9Gem have tied for top multichannel with a 3.1% share.

Nine’s A Current Affair told 614,000 about the Queensland DNA testing bungle that could free Andrew John Cobby, and sat down with a group of pensioners pushed to breaking point. The final Married At First Sight (MAFS) dinner party of 2023 was just as explosive as you’d expect, with Bronte and Harrison’s marriage falling apart at the table ahead of final vows. 914,000 watched as the dreaded Honesty Box came out, probably bringing more drama than honesty. Under Investigation followed, retracing the death of one of Australia’s most senior police officers, Colin Winchester, for 306,000.

Ava and Justin did their best to reconcile on Home and Away, bringing 453,000 to Seven’s Summer Bay. On Inside Cyprus, Ben Fogle took 199,000 viewers into the ‘Buffer Zone’, a no-man’s land which cuts right through the middle of the island. The Front Bar followed with 294,000 – 169,000 of those form Melbourne.

The ABC’s 7.30 interviewed public housing residents who had to move for redevelopment, and interviewed former Treasury secretary Ken Henry for 423,000. Hard Quiz picked the brains of four new contestants in front of 499,000, with 436,000 hanging around for The Weekly with Charlie Pickering. 

On 10, The Project (155,000 6:30pm / 261,000 7pm) got into whether or not TikTok is safe for Australians to use, and spoke to a man who has made it his life mission to save every stray dog he comes across. The puppy love continued on The Dog House Australia, with 304,000 watching as Maltese cross, Mr. Norman, used his three legs to saunter into the lives of newlyweds Nathanael and Marian.

The highest rating show on SBS was Big Ben Restored: The Grand Unveiling, 123,000.

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