The Australian Grand Prix drew 649,000 for 10 yesterday, dominating daytime television, with 565,000 for the podium win by Valtteri Bottas.
That was up on 2018’s 612,000 / 281,000 even if it was out of primetime, and helped The Sunday Project to a lift.
But come 7pm Married at First Sight slayed all before it, and topped the demos, at 1.48m viewers -its second biggest audience all year.
My Kitchen Rules drew just 560,000 in preliminary figures but Seven advises a coding error will see it adjust to 723,000.
Restoration Australia, from 7:40pm was third in its slot at 533,000. Sunday Night Takeaway was fourth at 279,000, only benefiting by 20,000 from a 7pm start.
Nine network won Sunday with 38.0% then Seven 25.3%, ABC 18.5%, 10 12.2% and SBS 6.0%.
Nine News won its slot at 1.03m then 60 Minutes at 689,000. Children Who Kill drew 371,000.
Seven News pulled 945,000 for Seven. Sunday Night has a preliminary figure of just 165,000 but will be adjusted to 417,000. Billy Connolly: The Ultimate World Tour will be adjusted to 197,000.
ABC News was high at 756,000 as was Vera at 632,000 and led from around 9:20pm. Restoration Australia debuted to 533,000 and The Indian Dream Hotel drew 144,000.
Outside of the Grand Prix, The Sunday Project was 343,000 / 334,000. Hughesy We Have a Problem was 294,000 -notably higher than SNT. Later NCIS was 164,000.
On SBS it was SBS World News (141,000), The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer (133,000), and John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky (115,000).
9GO!’s Big Bang bested multichannels at 151,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 17 March 2019.