TV Ratings March 27, 2023: MAFS Final Vows win the night for Nine


10 crowns the 2023 Sole Survivor

• RPA makes its return

Total TV Ratings, March 20

Up 57%, 1,816,000 watched Married at First Sight (MAFS) to mark the beginning of Homestay Week, as Lyndall visited Cameron’s Darwin home. The pair were having a lovely time until Cameron rejected a kiss from his TV wife.

On Australian Survivor, 933,000 watched the final four come to fruition. Lifting 41%, GeorgeGerryLiz and Matt became the final contestants in the running to become Sole Survivor for 2023.

On Seven’s Australian Idol, the Top Six became the Top Three as Amali Diamond, Ben Sheehy, and Anya Hynninen were eliminated from the competition. Up 19%, 805,000 watched as Royston Sagigi-Baira, Phoebe Stewart, and Josh Hannan were given Top Three status.

Overnight TV Ratings, March 27

Primetime News
Seven News 939,000 (6:00pm) / 952,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 776,000 (6:00pm) / 796,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 578,000
10 News First 240,000 (5:00pm)/ 158,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 126,000 (6:30pm)/ 102,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 735,000
7.30 447,000
The Project 182,000 6:30pm / 312,000 7pm

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 215,000
Today 214,000
News Breakfast 134,000

Nine has won Monday night with a primary share of 25.9% and a network share of 32.0%. 7Two has topped multichannels with a share of 3.6%.

Nine’s A Current Affair followed the family of Artie, who created a bucket list for their pup after being diagnosed with an aggressive cancer, and told 735,000 about Australia’s oldest fraudster. It was the second night of Final Vows on Married At First Sight (MAFS), with two of the three couples calling it quits. It wouldn’t be MAFS without a dramatic walk out, and 909,000 watched as Cameron fulfilled the brief perfectly after being rejected by Lyndall. The return of RPA then took 419,000 behind the scenes of Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

The 8000th episode of Seven’s Home and Away saw Felicity and Tane finally exchange wedding vows, bringing 512,000 along to the celebrations.

See Also: Ada Nicodemou says Home and Away’s landmark 8000th episode is “just perfect”

Back to back episodes of Highway Patrol then sped up the nights for 304,000 and 285,000 respectively. 

The ABC’s 7.30 looked into CO2 stunning in the pork industry, and interviewed Victorian opposition leader John Pesutto for 447,000. Australian Story spoke to Claudia Karvan about how an unconventional childhood fueled her career, bringing in 447,000. Agents and property professionals revealed the ways in which their profession manipulates and misleads buyers for 496,000 on Four Corners, before Media Watch looked back at the week for 490,000. Q+A rounded out the evening with 233,000. 

On 10, The Project (182,000 6:30pm / 312,000 7pm) looked into the Safeguard Mechanism, a Federal climate policy that may pass through parliament after Labor struck a deal with the Greens, and interviewed Celeste Barber. It was grand finale night on Australian Survivor, with the final four facing an Immunity Challenge which consisted of standing on some tricky poles and having spikes pushed into their back. After voting George off, 592,000 watched as the final three made their pitches to the jury, with 650,000 watching as Liz was crowned the winner. 

See Also: Liz Parnov crowned the winner on Australian Survivor Heroes v Villains

The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Britain By The Beach, with 103,000.

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