Summer TV Ratings, December 14, 2022: Argentina secures a FIFA World Cup final spot

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Strikers take down Sixers in BBL

• FINA Short Course World Championships return to the pool

Total TV Ratings, December 7

A Summer episode of Better Homes and Gardens was up 4%, for a total audience of 544,000. Earlier in the evening, The Chase topped non-news with 694,000, up 3%.

A repeat of Hard Quiz Kids Special has lifted 5% of the ABC, bringing in 590,000. Wil Anderson’s stand up special, Wilogical, followed with 492,000 – up 21%.

Country Home Rescue with Shaynna Blaze revealed the Master Bedroom and Ensuite for 573,000, up 21%. Love Island Australia lifted 526%, bringing in 382,000.

In the FIFA World Cup, Portugal emphatically defeated Switzerland 6-1 with 324,000 watching, lifting the match 62%.

On 10, the AACTA Awards lifted 4% for a total audience of 295,000.

Overnight TV Ratings, December 14

Primetime News
Seven News 753,000 (6:00pm)/ 706,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 654,000 (6:00pm)/ 628,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 569,000
10 News First 219,000 (5:00pm)/ 122,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 113,000 (6:30pm)/ 95,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 540,000
7.30 525,000
The Project 154,000 (6:30pm)/ 238,000 (7pm)
The Drum 133,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 223,000
Today 173,000
News Breakfast 143,000

Late News
Nine News Late 74,000
ABC Late News 72,000

Seven has won the night with a primary share of 18.9% and a network share of 28.0%. 7Two came out on top for multichannels with a 4.2% share.

Seven’s Big Bash saw the Adelaide Strikers take on the Sydney Sixers. 287,000 tuned in as the Strikers took the win by 51 runs, ending the match with 6-184.

540,000 tuned in to Nine as A Current Affair interviewed the father of the men who killed two police officers in outback Queensland. The second night of the FINA Short Course World Championships then took to the pool, with 217,000 watching the Mixed 4x50m Medley Relay, Men and Women 100m backstroke, Men and Women 50m Butterfly, and Women’s 4x200m Freestyle relay.

On the ABC, 525,000 watched as 7.30 covered Scott Morrison’s appearance at the Robodebt Royal Commission, and interviewed Tom Hanks about his new movie, A Man Called Otto. A repeat of Hard Quiz Celebrity Special drew a crowd of 460,000 as Hamish Blake, Celia Pacquola, Waleed Aly, and Lucy Durack went up against Tom Gleeson. A very festive QI then rounded out primetime for 322,000. 

The Project (154,000 6:30pm / 238,000 7pm) covered continuing investigations into the Queensland police shootout, and interviewed Paul Kelly. A Christmas-y repeat of The Dog House then warmed 237,000 hearts. 

The FIFA World Cup is getting to the pointy end on SBS, with 324,000 tuning in as Argentina defeated Croatia 3-0 – sending Argentina into the final.

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