TV Ratings March 6: Seven wins the night with MKR and Good Doctor combo

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

• Boys night on Married At First Sight helps reality show stay #1
• Seven’s combo of MKR and Good Doctor makes channel #1


Home and Away climbed from 648,000 on Monday to 682,000 on Tuesday.

My Kitchen Rules judges Pete Evans and Colin Fassnidge had to mark a takeaway challenge last night as teams had to not only cook dinner, but then deliver it to customers. The Tuesday episode did 1.01m after 949,000 a week ago.

The Good Doctor followed and, while still doing a very strong 838,000, it was the smallest audience yet for the US drama and the first time under 900,000. The series did 949,000 last week with episodes screened before the Winter Games over 1m.


A Current Affair saw a Tuesday audience slip to 864,000 after 884,000 on Monday. The Tuesday episode featured a report of soft sentencing in the criminal justice system and a report on contaminated land near Newcastle in NSW. Then followed a two-part story on a new Coles ad campaign and profiles of the food items that are now cheaper.

Married At First Sight then saw the Nine audience lift to 1.26m after 1.25m on Tuesday last week. A boys night out was one of the attractions for viewers.

Date Night then did 442,000 followed by the 2009 movie The Ugly Truth on 200,000.


The Project featured the Yellow Wiggle Emma, Josh Gibson’s Celebrity exit interview and a story about a community finding a house for a homeless father and son. The Tuesday episode did 574,000 after 570,000 on Monday.

Real Housewife Jackie Gillies left I’m A Celebrity last night with audiences of 569,000 and 556,000 watching the two parts to the program.

Hughesy, We Have A Problem then did 459,000 after 436,000 last week. An encore screening of the program later in the week has recently been doing 200,000+.


The Checkout looked at life insurance for superfund members with 472,000 watching.

A Catalyst episode on the human skin then did 496,000.

Hannah Gadsby’s Nakedy Nudes then did 294,000 after launching with 253,000 last week.


Insight attracted the channel’s biggest Tuesday audience – 196,000.

Earlier the UK Who Do You Think You Are? was a repeat of the Julie Walters episode on 193,000.

SBS World News was on 138,000 with Dateline attracting 134,000 later in the night.

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