Summer TV Ratings, December 13, 2022: BBL season opens with a bang

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FINA World Championships make a splash

• Total TV: Season finale of Stuff The British Stole up 12%

Total TV Ratings, December 6

The season finale of Marc Fennell’s Stuff The British Stole was up 12%, taking 511,000 back through the search for the remains of Yagan, an Indigenous Noongar warrior from WA.

Nine’s Love Island Australia has pulled another massive total TV number, up 581% with 388,000 tuning in.

Brazil took on Korea in the FIFA World Cup, up 62% as 360,000 watched the match.

Overnight TV Ratings, December 13

Primetime News
Seven News 806,000 (6:00pm) /750,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 698,000 (6:00pm) /684,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 557,000
10 News First 223,000 (5:00pm)/136,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 110,000 (6:30pm)/86,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 592,000
7.30 468,000
The Project 166,000 (6:30pm)/ 252,000 (7pm)
The Drum 128,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 243,000
Today 184,000
News Breakfast 163,000

Late News
ABC Late News 37,000
Nine News Late 105,000

Seven has won the night with a primary share of 19.6%, however Seven and Nine have tied for network share, both coming in at 27.6%. Multichannels was won by 9Gem with a share of 4.8%. 

In the Big Bash League season opener, Thunder took on the Stars on Seven. 273,000 tuned in for the low scoring match, which ultimately ended with the Thunder pipping Stars to the post and winning by one wicket. 

Nine’s A Current Affair spoke to the neighbours that kicked squatters out of a disabled man’s home, and investigated the story of alleged Queensland siege gunman Nathaniel Train for 592,000. Live coverage of the FINA World Swimming Championships saw 167,000 tune in for the finals of the Men and Women’s 4×100 freestyle relay, Women’s 400m freestyle, Men and Women 200m Individual Medley, and Men’s 1500m freestyle.

On the ABC, 7.30 also covered the Queensland siege that left six people dead, and looked at NSW protest laws for 468,000. A repeat of Anh’s Brush With Fame had 225,000 tune in as Anh painted Lisa Wilkinson, and a repeat of Love on the Spectrum then drew a crowd of 172,000. 

The Queensland siege was also a major topic on The Project (166,000 6:30pm / 252,000 7pm) on 10, with the show also interviewing ARIA winner Baker Boy. A repeat of Ambulance Australia followed, with 225,000. 

The highest rated show on SBS was a repeat of Who Do You Think You Are? with 135,000 tuning in.

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