TV Ratings March 30, 2022: Seven are Spin Kings with Shane Warne Memorial

Shane Warne

• Travel Guides returns on Nine and takes viewers to Texas

• Seven #1 thanks to dedicating primary channel to Shane Warne farewell
• ABC keeps up the laughs with Tom Gleeson and Shaun Micallef

Total TV Ratings, March 23

Married at First Sight (MAFS) has continued to perform well in the total TV ratings, as the hit reality TV show has once again converted a dominant performance in overnight ratings into the #1 ranking in the total TV ratings. The episode had 2.026m viewers, up 54% as the girls and boys nights featured returning participants.

Home and Away was the #2 entertainment program with 933,000 viewers, up 22%. 

Gogglebox was the #3 entertainment program with 872,000 viewers, up 42%.

Overnight TV Ratings, March 30

Primetime News
Seven News 942,000/932,000
Nine News 812,000/821,000
ABC News 536,000
10 News First 315,000 (5:00pm)/ 171,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 166,000 (6:30pm)/128,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 357,000
7.30 428,000
The Project 205,000 (6:30pm)/189,000 (7:00pm)
The Drum 154,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 225,000
Today 221,000
News Breakfast 203,000

Seven has proved to be the ultimate spin doctors with their strong viewership of the Shane Warne Memorial Service. All three commercial networks broadcasted the event, as well as ABC News. Seven was the only broadcaster to broadcast the memorial service on their primary channel in every metro market.

Seven led all broadcasts with 829,000 viewers, followed by Nine with 403,000, ABC News with 163,000, and 10 with 161,000.

This led to Seven getting the win last night as the broadcaster had a winning primary channel share of 26.0% and also the top network share with 33.2%.

The memorial service saw more than 50,000 gathered at the MCG to farewell the Australian cricket legend as the night saw performances from Robbie Williams, Ed Sheeran and Elton John, as his former teammates and close friends recalled stories of the king of spin.

The Memorial Service also heard from Warne’s father Keith, brother, Jason, and his children Brooke, Jackson and Summer.

On Nine, Travel Guides returned for its new season with 365,000 viewers as the show took viewers to the United States for its first-ever two-week road trip.  Under Investigation with Liz Hayes then had 166,000 viewers as it examined the Donald Trump religion.

On 10, The Project had 205,000 (6:30pm) and 189,000 (7:00pm) as the show discussed the continued flooding, celebrated Shane Warne, and spoke to comedy legend Jim Carey. Two repeats of Ambulance Australia then had 220,000 and 178,000 viewers.

The ABC continues to focus on the laughs on Wednesday nights as it once again rolled out its successful pairing of Hard Quiz (422,000) and Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell (418,000).

The top non-news program on SBS was Tony Robinson’s Coast to Coast with 156,000. 

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