TV Ratings March 4: #1 show MAFS welcomes new guests at dinner party

• Loo paper pandemic helps ACA post best audience of 2020

• TV’s #1: MAFS dinner party guests receive some extra guests
• Loo paper pandemic helps ACA post best audience of 2020
• Best of the rest: Home and Away, Survivor All Stars, Hard Quiz

The end of the fifth week of Married at First Sight featured the fourth dinner party of the season. The remaining five couples got four unexpected guests – recently arrived couples. As dinner parties go it was one of the more reserved, but there were moments of TV gold: Mishel to Steve: “You’re a f—ing idiot. We’re married and you’re telling all the rest of f—ing Australia and then you’re telling me six weeks later? I am seriously so done with you. You are a top-level piece of s—,” Mishel fumed, before delivering what the MAFS online home called the most cutting insult ever heard on Married At First Sight:

“He thinks he’s a glass of f—ing Moët, and really he’s just warm piss in a plastic glass.”

This was enough to push the Wednesday audience back to 1.11m to again easily dominate the ratings and give Nine another huge win.

Earlier in the night A Current Affair did 787,000 with Leila McKinnon again hosting what was the highest-rating episode of the year. Stories last night included scary footage of loo paper shoppers out of control.

Later in the night Doctor Doctor kept its audience close to half a million with 474,000. Last week’s episode was the second most time-shifted program in the Consolidated 7 data with 127,000 more viewers taking that episode’s audience to 650,000.

10 managed to rank #2 at in the entertainment race at 7.30pm with Australian Survivor: All Stars on 548,000. The show again has good demo numbers as Harry was voted out and became the second member of the Survivor All Stars jury.

The Project 7pm did 430,000 with the at-times awkward interview with Nicole Scherzinger fromThe Pussycat Dolls.

10 then screened a double-episode of Bull with audiences of 252,000 and 179,000.

After the News, Seven’s best was again Home and Away on 578,000. My Kitchen Rules: The Rivals just made it to half a million. Seven and 10 would probably both like their 7.30pm franchises to be rating a little higher, but against MAFS that just doesn’t look possible.

Two episodes of First Dates Australia followed. The new ep did 372,000 with a repeat then on 209,000.

ABC News and 7.30 both made the top 10 with close to 700,000 each.

Hard Quiz then did 598,000 followed by Mad As Hell on 581,000.

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