TV Ratings March 15: Seven wins primary and combined share with MKR and Ramsay

Mediaweek editor James Manning looks at last night’s TV ratings.

• Seven wins second night primary and combined share with MKR and Ramsay
• Nine #1 in Sydney all week, even with NRL and Footy Shows it’s #2 network

Seven

Home and Away was solid as a rock in mid-600,000s for the first three nights of the week and Thursday wrapped up its week on 586,000.

Group 1 embarked on a picnic challenge on My Kitchen Rules. The Thursday episode did 945,000 after 954,000 a week ago. Group 1 was tasked with putting together picnic baskets for around 200 people to enjoy in Centennial Park. Each basket was to include dishes with appeal to families and friends of all ages. Josh and Nic were voted the best while Alex and Emily will have to return to the elimination house.

Three hours of Gordon Ramsay followed again with part two of Gordon Ramsay On Cocaine kicking off the festival of F-bombs on 415,000.

Ramsay’s Hotel Hell visited a haunted hotel in the US with 225,000 watching.

Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA then closed proceedings on 135,000.

Nine

Four markets got A Current Affair last night (no Brisbane) with the show doing 579,000 featuring stories on social media fitness gurus and ice-addicted grannies.

Round 2 of Nine’s NRL coverage featured St George winning over Cronulla. The two-market audience was 377,000 with 239,000 in Sydney and 138,000 in Brisbane.

Melbourne and other southern markets got RBT on 270,000.

The Footy Show followed with a national audience of 401,000 after 445,000 last week. The Footy Show did just 82,000 in Sydney and 174,000 in Melbourne where hosts Eddie, Bec and Sam were celebrating 700 episodes.

TEN

The Honey Badger was the star attraction on The Project with 449,000 watching the next Bachelor Nick Cummins interviewed about his new TV challenge.

A 2017 Montreal comedy special followed (how many of these are there?) hosted by Tommy Little with 317,000 watching.

Gogglebox episode six investigated Manu’s Road Trip, Selling Houses Australia and Safe Harbour. Like many of the 4m watching TV daily, they couldn’t keep away from Married At First Sight. After a cracking audience of close to 200,000 on Wednesday on Foxtel, this episode did 554,000 on TEN with a top 10 finish.

Two episodes of Blue Bloods followed with audiences of 215,000 and 149,000.

ABC

There were three back-to-back British dramas after 8pm:

Call The Midwife on 491,000.

Unforgotten on 349,000.

The Good Karma Hospital with final episode of the repeat season on 192,000.

SBS

Great British Railway Journeys did 224,000 at 7.30pm.

SBS World News was the second most-watched program with 130,000.

The launch episode of Luke Nguyen’s Food Trail followed with 119,000.

How To Lose Weight Well was then on 101,000, followed by Knightfall on 73,000.

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