MAFS: 1.3 million nationally, end of story. That meant it was Nine’s night, helped by ACA -- 962,000 -- the hour of News (6 to 7pm) 1.1 million and an "encore" (TV speak for repeat) of Under Investigation -- which was really a repeat of a program about the origin of the coronavirus.

It’s bit rich when a hyped true crime type investigation program runs a repeat of an old foreign story that is not crime related. It’s not that every network and their canine haven’t pawed over COVID’s origins. The repeat averaged 727,000.

Seven ran a special called Declassified: The Royal Scandals -- so gripping that only 408,000 national viewers tuned in from 7.30 to 8.30pm.