TV Ratings Analysis: MAFS hits new high with 1.68m

• Plus: MKR’s best in four weeks, Vera checks out on ABC

Sunday: Week 13 2019 

• Audience loving bawdy behaviour as Married hits new high
• Nine close to Sunday best as Aust Crime Stories moves in
• Sunday football helps both 6pm news bulletins over 1m
• Plus: MKR’s best in four weeks, Vera checks out on ABC

• Seven News 1,034,000
• Nine News 1,009,000
• ABC News 679,000
• Insiders 325,000
• The Project 221,000/309,000
• 10 News First 240,000
• Offsiders 183,000
• SBS World News 145,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 247,000
• Today 196,000


The first Sunday afternoon AFL match of the year helped push Seven News Sunday over 1m for the second time this year and the first since February 3.

That bigger audience helped My Kitchen Rules to 774,000 – its biggest audience since week nine when 861,000 were watching on Tuesday. Pete and Colin were in charge last night for a biscuit challenge. The winner gets their biscuit put on sale in Coles – so watch out this week for Lyn & Sal’s Limited Edition Chocolate Macadamia Brownie Cookies, a snip at $5.

Sunday Night then did 342,000 after 418,000 last week. 


Sunday afternoon NRL has pushed Nine News Sunday across the 1m mark for a second successive Sunday.

IT came as the channel recorded its second best survey share with a primary number of 30.6% and combined channel number on 39.4%. Week nine also started that strong for Nine.

Married At First Sight then took off again with audiences loving the bawdy behaviour of some of the cast. The size of the crowd set a handful of new records for season six – highest national peak (2.8m), highest national average (2.27m), highest metro average (1.685m) and highest regional average (585,000).

That set the scene for a good 60 Minutes roll up as 811,000 watched – up from 671,000 last week.

Australian Crime Stories has moved back to Sunday nights and last night was all about The Dirty Cop – Mark Standen. The episode did 346,000 after 275,000 on its last Thursday outing three weeks ago.


The Sunday Project was on 309,000 after 7pm, after 343,000 last Sunday when it went to air between 6-7pm.

The audience continues to be slow on the take up for Sunday Night Takeaway with 246,000 last night after 281,000 last week with a 7pm start and 261,000 a fortnight ago.

Hughesy, We Have a Problem then did 236,000 later in the night.


Episode two of Restoration Australia was very different to the first, not only in location. But it was just as compelling with 539,000 after the series launched on 533,000 a week ago.

The final of the short season of Vera did 659,000. It was the second best audience for the series with the Northumberland & City Police detective chief inspector tracking down the murderer of a young girl.


The second episode of the three-part Five Billion Pound Super Sewer did 153,000.

A repeat of Diana: In Her Own Words did 142,000 for those brave enough to hear the thoughts again of the usual British royalty suspects.

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