TV Ratings March 3: MAFS stretches Nine’s Sunday winning streak

• My Kitchen Rules and Harry Potter keep Seven competitive

Sunday: Week 10 2019

• MAFS stretches Nine’s Sunday winning streak to seven weeks
• 60 Minutes new reporter lands Mahathir bin Mohamad exclusive
• My Kitchen Rules and Harry Potter keep Seven competitive
•Network 10 unable to keep audience for Sunday Night Takeaway

FTA TV news/current affairs

• Seven News 935,000
• Nine News 929,000
• 60 Minutes 814,000
• ABC News 723,000
• Sunday Night 504,000
• The Project 229,000/331,000
• Insiders 286,000
• 10 News First 271,000
• Offsiders 159,000
• SBS World News 145,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 264,000
• Today 183,000


The primary channel had its lowest Sunday share since the Australian Open took viewers away. However network share was the same as last week with some help from the Harry Potter movie Goblet Of Fire, which did well enough to secure 7mate as the #1 multichannel last night.

It was the first pop-up restaurant on My Kitchen Rules with an audience just over 700,000, which was a poor start to the week after the series did 751,000 a week ago and 902,000 on Sunday a fortnight ago.

Sunday Night followed on 504,000 with an episode that included a look at the death of model Annalise Braackensiek. The audience was down from 576,000 a week ago.


No surprise that Married At First Sight continues to dominate as the season reaches the halfway mark. The fourth commitment ceremony delivered again for the large regular audience. The episode was on 1.45m, which is the second-best this season after 1.65m on Sunday a week ago.

60 Minutes delivered another strong episode with new reporter Sarah Abo securing an exclusive interview with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad and gaining access to examine wreckage from the missing MH370 flight. The audience of 814,000 was then entertained by Ricky Gervais and Charles Wooley who both delivered humorous anecdotes as they strolled around Hampstead.


The channel is navigating its way through a horror stretch at present, which may not end until the arrival of a Bachelor franchise or perhaps MasterChef Australia.

The Sunday night share of 7.6% was a new 2019 low and was not helped by the audience for episode two of Sunday Night Takeaway tumbling to 290,000. Just a week ago it launched with 378,000.

10’s best audience yesterday was in the afternoon where 385,000 were watching the end of the Supercars first weekend of the year in Adelaide.

The Sunday Project was on 331,000 after 7pm.

In its new Sunday slot Hughesy We Have A Problem did 255,000 after 269,000 a week ago.


The first episode of the two-part The Crown And Us: The Story Of The Royals In Australia did 540,000.

A new episode of Vera then did 667,000.

The two programs helped deliver the best ABC Sunday share of the year to the channel.


Part one of London’s Super Tunnel pulled 229,000, which was the channel’s best.

A little later in the evening the channel’s coverage of the 2019 Mardi Gras parade did 155,000.

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