Summer TV Ratings, December 1, 2022: Steve Smith scores big in Australia V West Indies

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Full picture emerges of Australia’s World Cup win over Denmark

Total TV: Love Island up 714%

Total TV Ratings, November 24

Tracy Grimshaw’s final episode of A Current Affair was up 7%, with 883,000 tuning in to say goodbye. Also on Nine, the 2022 ARIA Awards were up 11%, with 366,000 watching as Baker Boy won big. 

Continuing to dominate Total TV, Love Island Australia was up 714%, with 350,000 tuning in.

Home and Away averaged 864,000 for the first two episodes of its triple header, lifting 25% on Seven. The third episode was up 28% with 830,000 tuning in. 

In the FIFA World Cup, Switzerland defeated Cameroon 1-0 in front of 598,000, up 43%.

The second episode of Claremont: A Killer Among Us brought 519,000 to 10, up 17%.

Overnight TV Ratings, December 1

Primetime News
Nine News 683,000 (6:30pm)/688,000 (6:00pm)
Seven News 657,000 (6:30pm)/683,000 (6:00pm)
ABC News 526,000
10 News First 215,000 (5:00pm)/136,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 126,000 (6:30pm)/115,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 493,000
7.30 461,000
The Project 148,000 (6:30pm)/ 209,000 (7pm)
The Drum 119,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 205,000
News Breakfast 176,000
Today 167,000

Nine has won the night with a primary share of 20.6% and a network share of 29.9%. Playing a marathon of Friends, multichannels was won by 10 Peach with a 4.0% share.

Nine’s A Current Affair told 493,000 about the plight of the Green family, and asked whether tanning beds should be banned. RBT then hit the road alongside 348,000.

The Australia V West Indies test continued on Seven, with 386,000 tuning in for the second day to see Steve Smith take his fourth Test double century. As the day wrapped up, the West Indies trail by 524 runs. After the match, it was movie night for 132,000, with The Meg – not quite bringing all the prestige of JAWS, but certainly bringing more fun. 

The ABC’s 7.30 interviewed Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin, and covered the Socceroos advancement to the World Cup Round of 16 for 461,000. A repeat of You Can’t Ask That interviewed people on the Autism spectrum for 273,000, before the final Q+A for 2022 saw 248,000 join Grace Tame, Nova Peris, Allegra Spender, Matt Kean, and Josh Szeps at the desk.

On 10, The Project (148,000 6:30pm / 209,000 7pm) interviewed Socceroos coach Graham Arnold, and spoke to Oli Sykes and Mat Nicholls from Bring Me The Horizon ahead of their headlining sets at Good Things Festival. Jamie Oliver: Cooking for Less then whipped up dinner for 158,000.

With the Denmark v Socceroos game straddling two different ratings periods (due to kicking off at 2am AEDT / 11pm AWST), the full picture has come in of just how many fans cheered through the night. The beginning of the match was watched by 111,000 in Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth, but as all of the country’s time zones ticked over to December 1st, the rest of the match was watched by 315,000 nationwide.

Eyeing off the next competition for Australia, 126,000 watched as Argentina defeated Poland 2-0.

See Also: “A moment in history”: How SBS is making the most of the World Cup

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