Summer TV Ratings, December 18, 2022: Australia gets the upper hand on South Africa

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Early numbers roll in for Argentina’s World Cup final win

Snackmasters semi final tackles ice cream

Total TV Ratings, December 11

On SBS, England took on France in the World Cup quarter final. It was a heartbreaker for England, with 831,000 watching as the team went down to the reigning champs 2-1, lifting 60%. 

The ABC’s repeat of Death In Paradise was up 6%, with 748,000 cracking the case. 

Snackmasters brought 647,000 to Nine, up 7% as the chefs were thrown a curveball – they had to recreate three different types of Allen’s Lollies: Snakes, Sherbies, and Bananas.

Day four of the second Australia v West Indies test didn’t record any rise, but brought in a crowd of 598,000

Overnight TV Ratings, December 18

Primetime News
Seven News 925,000
Nine News 602,000
ABC News 563,000
10 News First 189,000 (5:00pm)/146,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 122,000 (6:30pm)/113,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
The Project 164,000 (6:30 pm)/222,000 (7pm)

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 230,000
Today 154,000
News Breakfast 133,000

In the last ratings week before Christmas, Seven has kicked off the week with a win, bringing in a primary share of 21.9% – however Nine has taken the win in network share with 28.8%. Multichannels was won by 9Gem with 5.2%. 

It was a big day of cricket on Seven, with Australia taking on South Africa. The second day of the first test was live from the Gabba, with 684,000 watching session three as Australia took the win by 6 wickets. Australia now leads the series 1-0.

Later in the evening, it was Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League. 338,000 tuned in as Renegades took the win by 4 wickets with one ball left. 

On Nine, the four heat winners went head to head on Snackmasters. 321,000 tuned in as only a Magnum Remixed and Bubble O’Bill stood in the way of the chefs and the grand final. 60 Minutes then told 267,000 about how an Australian solo sailor survived after falling off his yacht.

On the ABC, A repeat of Death In Paradise brought in 393,000 viewers, before Jackie brought the story of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy to life for 175,000.

Fresh of confirming who will be behind the desk in 2023, The Project (164,000 6:30pm / 222,000 7pm) covered the invasion of an A-League pitch that lead to injuries to the referee, a Melbourne City player, and a cameraman. The Graham Norton Show followed with 208,000 tuning in.

It was time for the big one on SBS, with Argentina taking on France in the FIFA World Cup Final. The full numbers will be released tomorrow, but with the game straddling two different reporting periods, the first part of the match aired in western time zones to 246,000.

The play off for third place saw Croatia defeat Morocco in front of 82,000.

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