A Four Corners exposé on Cardinal George Pell pulled an impressive 749,000 viewers last night, an increase of 235,000 on last Monday and easily their strongest episode so far this year.
ABC led viewing for the rest of the night once MAFS wrapped on Nine.
Married at First Sight was #1 and topped the demos at 1.29m ahead of My Kitchen Rules on 708,000, very nearly an all-time low.
Australian Story (634,000) and 7:30 (627,000) snared third pole position while an emotional Dancing with the Stars averaged 492,000 on par with last week. The elimination of Denise Scott later was 496,000.
Nine Network won Monday with 31.0% then Seven 26.8%, ABC 20.9%, 10 15.5% and SBS 5.8%.
Meanwhile Nine News won its slot at 987,000 / 945,000 for Nine then A Current Affair (847,000), Bad Mothers (542,000) and Hot Seat (463,000 / 291,000). Botched drew 203,000.
Seven News was 969,000 / 968,000. Home & Away was 611,000. The Chase was 514,000/ 320,000 and Instant Hotel was 288,000, screening later in Melbourne.
ABC News was best for ABC at 763,000. Media Watch was high at 749,000, Q&A was 548,000. The Drum drew 201,000.
The Project was 464,000 / 263,000 then 10 News First (384,000), Pointless (188,000) and The Graham Norton Show (169,000).
On SBS it was Michael Mosley: Trust Me I’m a Doctor (196,000), The Kennedys (155,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (141,000) and SBS World News.
Peppa Pig (183,000) topped multichannels.
News Breakfast: 103,000 / 38,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 4 March 2019