TV Ratings March 12: Married mayhem continues

• Best of the rest: MKR, Good Doctor, Ambulance, Insight

Tuesday: Week 11 2019 

• Married mayhem continues – and that’s just in the TV ratings
• Couples tension promises to boilover at midweek dinner party
• Travel Guides get naughty and naked during foodie tour

• Seven News 956,000/911,000
• Nine News 855,000/867,000
• A Current Affair 778,000
• ABC News 691,000
• 7.30 556,000
• The Project 274,000/443,000
• 10 News First 373,000
• SBS World News 139,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 269,000
• Today 190,000


The channel’s 7pm soap series Home And Away started the week on 636,000 and dipped to 617,000 last night.

My Kitchen Rules is locked in the 700,000s with audiences of 761,000 and 728,000 this week. Spice Boys was the name of the Instant Restaurant last night and judges Pete and Manu were particularly impressed the entrée of coconut curry mussels, which attracted a perfect score of 10 from both.

The final episode of season two of The Good Doctor then screened to 549,000.


A Current Affair investigated what it called “new shame” for Cardinal George Pell ahead of his sentencing today. The episode did 778,000 after Monday’s 2019 record audience of 927,000.

Married At First Sight concluded the home visits with more twists and turns, which will be explored during tonight’s dinner party episode. Nine has sent out of Cyclone Cyrell warning with a storm expected to be unleashed. The Tuesday MAFS audience was 1.245m after 1.281m a week ago.

Travel Guides was on Australian soil this week with a trip through South Australia which included a nude swim which was enough to set yet another series high with 788,000 watching.


Guests on The Project included Cassandra Thorburn on Dancing With The Stars. There was no direct mention of her former Today show host husband, although Peter Helliar cracked a good joke which nearly got her reliving a Logies moment at the start of the interview. “I can’t dance, but I like having a good time,” she revealed of her learnings after her primetime TV debut. Former Project host Charlie Pickering also paid a visit. The 7pm audience was 443,000 after 469,000 on Monday.

The ob doc Ambulance continued at 7.30pm with some horrid accident scenes with 393,000 watching after 279,000 last week.

NCIS then did 257,000 after 8.30pm.


Foreign Correspondent featured ABC reporter Samantha Hawley in Venice discussing over crowding as growing numbers of tourists continue to flood the city. The episode did 512,000 after 373,000 last week.

The first of the three-part The Cult Of The Family then launched with 510,000.


The final of this series of Michael Portillo’s Abandoned Britain visited Brighton with 207,000 watching.

Insight looked at vitamins and supplements with 201,000.

The channel’s biggest national audience was in the 9.30pm slot when the return of Dateline investigated alternative care options in Denmark for early onset dementia. The episode did 198,000 metro, but 291,000 when adding in the regional crowd.

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