TV Ratings March 6, 2023: Nine takes the win with MAFS Retreat


Massive blindside sends Shonee home on Survivor

• Adam Lambert takes to the Australian Idol stage

Total TV Ratings, February 27

Lifting 59%, 1,910,000 tuned in to Married at First Sight (MAFS), watching as Harrison was once again a hot topic after his emotional couch performance.

On Australian Survivor 888,000 watched Merge Night, lifting 45% as the former Villains tribe plotted to take down a huge player, with their master plan paying off, sending David packing.

Up 24%, 828,000 watched as Jasey and Maya were eliminated from Australian Idol, revealing the Top 10. The night also saw Meghan Trainor perform her viral TikTok sensation Made You Look.

Overnight TV Ratings, March 6

Primetime News
Seven News 864,000 (6:00pm) / 868,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 717,000 (6:00pm) / 744,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 598,000
10 News First 232,000 (5:00pm)/ 157,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 139,000 (6:30pm)/ 114,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 688,000
7.30 449,000
The Project 174,000 6:30pm / 305,000 7pm

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 207,000
Today 189,000
News Breakfast 142,000

Nine has won the night with a primary share of 25.0% and a network share of 31.6%. 7Two has won multichannels with a 3.4% share.

Nine’s A Current Affair took 688,000 behind the scenes of Australia’s top police team, and found out who the team is targeting and why. The fallout from the Married At First Sight (MAFS) commitment ceremony revealed that Tayla hadn’t walked out after all, before 854,000 watched as the participants packed their bags for the annual retreat. Big Miracles followed, taking 361,000 into the world of IVF.

Riddled with guilt, 497,000 watched as Felicity fled on Seven’s Home and Away. On Australian Idol, the nation chose its Top 8, farewelling Sash Seabourne and Harry Hayden. 455,000 watched as former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert took to the stage to perform his new single, Holding Out for a Hero, and told the Idol contestants to “have fun” in the competition.

ABC’s 7.30 explained the government’s safeguard mechanism to 449,000 before interviewing Adam Bandt. Australian Story spoke to psychologist Wayne Warburton about how to tackle problem gaming for 405,000, before Four Corners told 432,000 about criminal attempts to target Australia’s largest government-owned gold refiner. Media Watch drew a crowd of 448,000 before Q+A was live from Melbourne with an audience of  226,000.

On 10, The Project (174,000 6:30pm / 305,000 7pm) interviewed a woman named Georgia about her experience of finding herself married and pregnant to a man later found guilty of sickening crimes, and how she is now working to change how police treat families. On Australian Survivor, the Vigilantes majority alliance finally cracked. 540,000 watched as a major blindside – and a vote from closest ally, George – sent Shonee packing. Would I Lie To You? followed with 256,000.

The highest rating non-news show on SBS was 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown on SBS Viceland with 87,000 tuning in.

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