TV Ratings March 25: Jess and Dan union viewed by 1.31m

• The Project lifts close to 600,000 as Waleed meets NZ PM

Monday: Week 13 2019

• Jess and Dan get down to business: MAFS union hits 1.315m
• Seven News Monday over 1m, but audience doesn’t stay
• The Project lifts close to 600,000 as Waleed meets NZ PM

• Seven News 1,009,000/964,000
• Nine News 873,000/885,000
• A Current Affair 828,000
• ABC News 768,000
• 7.30 664,000
• The Project 361,000/574,000
• 10 News First 404,000
• SBS World News 113,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 273,000
• Today 196,000


Seven News managed to attract a metro audience over 1m at 6pm and then 964,000 for the News and Today Tonight at 6.30pm.

However the drop off is substantial with Home And Away starting its new week on 629,000. The week 12 average was 554,000, down from 576,000 in week 11.

My Kitchen Rules featured Colin judging with Pete again at an offsite where Ibby and Romel’s “heavenly” lamb gözleme was a hit with beer lovers at Young Henrys. The weakest dish – from Victor and G – means they are headed to an elimination challenge. The audience for another episode where no one left the series was 763,000 after 714,000 a week ago.

The second part of the wonderful Billy Connolly: Made In Scotland did 345,000 after 335,000 last week.


A Current Affair featured Simon Bouda reporting on the opening day of the William Tyrell inquest and Brady Halls found a Catholic priest reluctant to talk about a land sale. The series started the week on 828,000 after a week 12 average of 747,000, down from 782,000 in week 11.

Jess and Dan continue to be a ratings magnet for the 2019 season of Married At First Sight and the episode followed them from a Sydney Harbour cruise to their hotel rom last night with 1.315m watching, down marginally from 1.351m a week ago.

Bad Mothers then did 480,000 after 479,000 last week.


We suggested last week The Project might have trouble backing up its Scott Morrison special last Thursday. It’s actually done pretty well since with Sunday night’s interview with actor Tom Long and then Monday night’s double with Waleed Aly’s Jacinda Ardern exclusive and then Hamish Macdonald’s “Egg Boy” interview. An extended chat with the NZ PM would have been good though if there was any extra. The audience for the 7pm segment of the show pushed higher to 574,000 which is the best for some time – July 2018 in fact. The Ardern interview also had 2.1m+ views on Facebook.

After last week’s shock departure of Olympia Valance, Michelle Bridges was sent home last night on Dancing With The Stars. The episode was hosted solo by the busy Amanda Keller with the equally overbooked Grant Denyer in hospital with a slipped disc in his back. The episode did 464,000 for the elimination and 446,000 earlier, after 568,000 and 495,000 last week.


The channel recorded its second best Monday share this year with 7.30 on 664,000 after an average of 552,000 last week.

Australian Story had a fascinating look at podcaster and author Rosie Waterland. Contributors included ABC Radio’s Richard Glover and the episode was introduced by Osher Günsberg. Footage used included Waterland winning her ACRA in Melbourne last October. The episode was on 593,000 after 578,000 a week ago.

Four Corners then looked at right wing extremists in the wake of Christchurch with 580,000 watching after 556,000 last week.

Media Watch was then on 564,000 after 597,000 in week 11.

The Age’s Neil McMahon ranked one of the guests on Q&A last night close to the worst ever. How did it impact ratings? Last night did 414,000 after 355,000 a week ago.


A repeat episode of Michael Mosley’s Trust Me I’m A Doctor did 195,000.

The late night repeat of 24 Hours In Emergency was on 161,000 while the 7.30pm screening of The Kennedys did 147,000.

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