TV Ratings March 31: MAFS pulls 1.48m with Cam and Jules Romance

• “Sex scandal” coming to MKR, but figures still locked on 800,000

Sunday: Week 14 2019

• Good news story about love at work on MAFS pulls 1.485m
• “Sex scandal” coming to MKR, but figures still locked on 800,000
• AFLW Grand Final sees record TV audience of 321,000

• Seven News 1,109,000
• Nine News 971,000
• ABC News 638,000
• Insiders 304,000
• The Project 228,000/293,000
• 10 News First 191,000
• Offsiders 167,000
• SBS World News 133,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 275,000
• Today 182,000

Seven

On My Kitchen Rules Matt and Luke were showcasing their improved cooking skills, yet there was something else brewing amongst the contestants at the dining table on what have ben branded “super dinner parties”. “Sex scandal rocks MKR dinner table” was a News Corp headline Monday morning, although the details aren’t quite that lurid with the revelation expected tonight of a relationship between contestants on different teams. But back to the cooking, 800,000 watched Manu award the boys 10 and then 9 for the first two courses, while Pete was more generous with dessert with a 7 out of 10.

Sunday Night featured reporter Steve Pennells covering a holiday cruise from hell. The audience of 472,000 was well up on last week’s 347,000. 

Nine

Married At First Sight could be confusing to some casual viewers. Jules and Cam were married at the start of the series and now they are getting engaged! It was a good news night dominating the storylines at the start of a new week. The series again delivered the four most-watched programs last week and that should happen again this week after 1.485m last night.

On 60 Minutes Tara Brown secured an interview with Charles Manson’s former lover Catherine Share. The audience of 842,000 was up from 767,000 a week ago.

Lots of archival footage from the Nine library got a workout during the latest Australian Crime Story. Narrator Mark Burrows and host Adam Shand introduced underworld figure and Painter & Docker Billy Longley. “Don’t mess with the Texan” was the advice not everyone heeded. The comprehensive coverage left no stone unturned with archival footage of western movie shootouts and an interview with columnist Phillip Adams too. The episode did 336,000 after 318,000 last week.

10

The Sunday Project featured special panellist Magda Szubanski with guests including Bachelorette Angie Kent and former jockey Michelle Payne.

Chris & Julia’s Sunday Night Takeaway dipped even lower last night with 218,000 after 246,000 a week ago.

Comedian Nath Valvo was on two channels last night – he was a guest of Hughesy, We Have A Problem in addition to performing at the Comedy Festival Gala on ABC. The new Hughesy episode did 219,000.

ABC

South Frankston was the destination on Restoration Australia with a transformation of a long-neglected gem. The episode had 498,000 watching after 539,000 last week.

Tom Gleeson got another screen gig as host of ABC’s broadcast of the Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala. The gig came on the final night of voting for the TV Week Logie Awards where Gleeson is firming as a favourite for the Gold Logie. The audience for the comedy special was 376,000.

SBS

The final episode of the three-part Five Billion Pound Super Sewer went to air with 153,000.

A repeat of the 2015 doco Scientology: Going Clear followed with 131,000.

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