TV Ratings Mar 5: Married and MKR again carve up the audience

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

• Married and My Kitchen Rules again carve up the audience – both over 1m
• Best of the rest: A Current Affair, Travel Guides, Home and Away


Home and Away started its new ratings week with 648,000 after a week 9 average of 661,000.

On My Kitchen Rules, Roula and Rachael were shown the door after the in-laws came from behind to deliver their best dishes yet on the episode from the elimination house. Despite starting with just scores of 4 out of 10 from both judges for the first course, Dan and Gemma recovered nicely with 8 out of 10 from both judges for the remaining two courses to grab the win. The Monday episode did 1.06m, close to last week’s 1.07m, which was the most-watched MKR last week.

Seven then gave audiences two episodes of The Resident, which means expectations have been lowered dramatically after it launched to 576,000 last week. The episodes last night did 445,000 and 307,000.


A Current Affair started the week on 884,000 after a week 9 average of 792,000.

Married At First Sight was down a little from its record-breaking Sunday crowd of 1.53m to 1.27m, just short of Monday in week 9 when it did 1.32m.

Travel Guides visited Vietnam with 677,000 watching, almost spot on with last week’s 666,000.

Earlier in the day live coverage of the Oscars did 385,000.


The Project started on 346,000 and them lifted to 570,000 after 7pm. The cavalcade of comedians continued with Damien Power a Monday guest. The 7pm part of the show averaged 504,000 last week.

Josh Gibson left the jungle with just under 600,000 watching the eviction in the I’m A Celebrity regular episode.

Two episodes of Law & Order: SVU then did 314,000 and then 162,000.


7.30 started its week on 554,000 after a week 9 average on 551,000.

The Monday night regulars rated as follows:

Australian Story 645,000 (612,000 last week)
Four Corners 602,000 (562,000)
Media Watch 525,000 (552,000)
Q&A 445,000 (442,000)


River Cottage Australia was the first of three primetime repeats with the biggest audience of 203,000.

Then Michael Mosley’s Trust Me I’m A Doctor and 24 Hours in Emergency both did just over 170,000.

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