TV Ratings March 9: MAFS back on top at 7:30 with over 900k


• Royal Soap Oprah continues with Nine and 10

• Amazing Race in Gordon Dam beats out Ultimate Tag

Primetime News
Seven News 952,000 (6 pm)/924,000 (6:30 pm)
Nine News is 908,000 (6 pm)/907,000 (6:30 pm)
ABC News 682,000
10 News First 335,000(5 pm)/222,000 (6pm)
SBS World News 163,000 (6:30 pm)/118,000 (7 pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 757,000
7:30 575,000
The Project 310,000 (6:30 pm)/451,000 (7 pm)
The Drum 159,000 

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 254,000
Today 193,000
News Breakfast 177,000

Late Night News
The Latest 104,000
ABC Late News 81,000
World News Late 52,000


Nine is back on top with a dominant primary (25.9%) and network (33.6%) share win. Due in large part to Married at First Sight which had 945,000.

Although this was slightly up on last Tuesdays 9444,000, it was a sizeable increase on Monday night  (804,000) which was down due to being up against the Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey. MAFS was #1 in all key demos as intimacy week continued in the social experiment

In a case of if you can’t beat them then join them Nine followed MAFS with The Crown in Crisis: Nine News Special which brought in 632,000 viewers at the 9:00 pm slot. 


On Seven, Ultimate Tag had 277,000 which was up on Tuesday nights episode which had 260,000. This wrapped the first week of Sevens new tentpole program.

Ultimate Tag TV ratings:
Sunday: 447,000
Monday: 260,000
Tuesday: 277,000

Seven then followed Ultimate Tag with The Good Doctor (238,000) and The Resident (140,00).


The Amazing Race Australia returned with 480,000 viewers after not airing in its regular Tuesday night slot this week due to being bumped by the Meghan and Harry interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The episode took contestants to Gordon Dam as no one went home and The Geek and The Princess were dealt their third sabotage of the race.

The Amazing Race was followed by an encore of the Meghan and Harry interview that had 131,000 tune in.

The Project had 310,000 and 451,000 watch as the show discuss the fallout of Meghan and Harry’s interview on the royal family, new NSW koala legislation, and Jan Fran trying bush tucker in the Northern Territory. 


On the ABC, Foreign Correspondant had 524,000 viewers as the show covered Bali’s struggles during the Covid-19 pandemic. This was followed by Catalyst with 386,000.


The top show on SBS was a repeat of Great Australian Railway Journeys with 234,000.

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