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A repeat of Border Security: Australia’s Front Line on Seven has topped non-news, up 4% for a total audience of 744,000.

On the ABC, a repeat of Australian Story completed the story of Luc Longley, with 589,000 watching the second part of the show’s interview, lifting 7%.

Snackmasters saw the chefs take on Snackbrands’ Cheezels & Jumpy’s, up 11% with 577,000 watching as the show awarded its last semi-final spot. With Love Island Australia beginning to wind up, the latest episode was up 474% for a total audience of 356,000.

Overnight TV Ratings, December 19

Primetime News
Seven News 843,000 (6:00pm)/ 857,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 644,000 (6:00pm)/ 672,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 569,000
10 News First 220,000 (5:00pm)/ 155,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 142,000 (6:30pm)/ 117,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 517,000
7.30 496,000
The Project 186,000 (6:30pm)/ 260,000 (7pm)

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 220,000
Today 190,000
News Breakfast 150,000

Seven has won the night with a primary share of 20.3% and a network share of 29.5%. 9Gem topped multichannels with a 5.0% share.

With the Australia v South Africa test wrapping up in only two days, Seven turned its attention to the Big Bash. The Hobart Hurricanes took on the Perth Scorchers at The University of Tasmania, with 311,000 watching as the home team beat the Scorchers by eight runs. 

Earlier in the evening, The Chase topped non-news with 417,000.

Nine’s A Current Affair gave 517,000 the Christmas Day forecast, and covered the fate of a man who had his two kids in the car and was five times over the alcohol limit when he crashed his BMW into three parked cars. It was grand final night on Snackmasters, with 311,000 watching Adam D’Sylva from Lollo At The W Hotel crowned the winner after recreating a Four’N Twenty meat pie and sausage roll. 

7.30 brought 496,000 to the ABC as the show interviewed Rebekha Sharkie about the Fijian election, and investigated what the future of soccer looks like in Australia. A repeat of Australian Story looked into the life of Bon Scott for 403,000, before 192,000 lifted off with Brian Cox: Seven Days On Mars.

On 10, The Project (186,000 6:30pm / 260,000 7pm) spoke to Socceroo Jason Cummings about his time in Qatar and the fallout of the A-League pitch invasion. Two repeats of Bondi Rescue then pulled in 209,000 and 175,000 viewers. 

With the FIFA World Cup final between Argentina and France straddling two ratings periods in Australia due to time zones, the rest of the numbers have come in. With the beginnings of the match recording 246,000 for SBS in Western time zones on the 18th, the rest of the match has shot up to 411,000 as the Eastern time zones caught up. 

See Also: FIFA World Cup 2022 SBS TV ratings: Every match for every team in Qatar

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