Summer TV Ratings, December 4, 2022: Australians get up early to cheer on Socceroos


Snackmasters has a sweet debut

• First cricket test against West Indies won by Australia

Total TV Ratings, November 27

Lego Masters: Bricksmas Special saw the teams compete to build something from Hamish’s Nine Days of Bricksmas song. Poh and Sarah lifted the trophy in front of 933,000 viewers for their model of hula-hooping hippos, up 16%

In the FIFA World Cup, Japan took on Costa Rica. Lifting 38%, 751,000 people tuned in to cheer Costa Rica on, winning 1-0.

The ABC’s Death In Paradise was up 6%, for a total audience of 707,000.

On Seven the AFLW Grand Final saw Melbourne defeat Brisbane in front of 320,000, up 2%.

Overnight TV Ratings, December 4

Primetime News
Seven News 827,000
Nine News 668,000
ABC News 576,000
10 News First 217,000 (5:00pm)/166,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 144,000 (6:30pm)/125,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
Insiders 338,000
The Project 184,000 (6:30 pm)/248,000 (7pm)

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 206,000
Today 153,000
News Breakfast 145,000

As the second week of Summer ratings kicks in, Nine has won the night with a primary share of 20.8% and a network share of 30.3%. 7Two topped multichannels with a 3.9% share.

Snackmasters debuted on Nine, with 379,000 tuning in as two elite chefs did their best to recreate an Arnott’s Tim Tam & Iced Vovo. 60 Minutes uncovered “one of the biggest cons we’ve ever encountered” in Grant Greentree, warning 413,000 about his ploy to steal women’s money. 

It was Day 5 of the Australia v West Indies test on Seven, with Australia taking the win for the first test by 164 runs. The first session brought in 316,000 fans, and 386,000 for the second session.

Later in the evening, a repeat of 7News Spotlight’s investigation into the global theme park industry provided the thrills for 60,000.

Death In Paradise continues to be a heavy hitter for the ABC, with 469,000 tuning in. Judy followed on, telling the story of Judy Garland for 239,000. 

The Project (184,000 6:30pm / 248,000 7pm) was joined at the desk by two different Robs – Robert Irwin and Rob Mills. The Graham Norton Show then welcomed George Takai, Jamie Oliver and Claudia Winkleman onto the couch, with 230,000 tuning in. 

Australia took on Argentina in the World Cup, with 964,000 getting up early on a Sunday (plus the crowds gathered at live sites around the country) to catch the action on SBS. After putting up a serious fight against the world #3 team, the Socceroos were knocked out of the competition 2-1.

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