TV Ratings June 21: HYBPA? wins Monday despite Ninja Warrior

TV Ratings

• Australia Talks fills in Monday slot as data revealed

• A Current Affair had big night with exclusive Stuart MacGill interview

Primetime News
Seven News 1,090,000 (6 pm)/ 1,022,000 (6:30 pm)
Nine News is 1,025,000 (6 pm)/ 1,009,000 (6:30 pm)
ABC News 719,000
10 News First 379,000(5 pm)/ 251,000 (6pm)
SBS World News 162,000 (6:30 pm)/129,000 (7 pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 763,000
7:30 672,000
The Project 301,000 (6:30 pm)/476,000 (7 pm)
The Drum 195,000 

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 256,000
Today 209,000
News Breakfast 107,000

Nine TV Ratings

A Current Affair had 763,000 as the show aired its exclusive interview with former Australian test cricket star Stuart MacGill, who broke his silence two months after his kidnapping ordeal.

Australian Ninja Warrior then followed with 624,000 tuning in for the show’s second episode in 2021. The highlights of the night included Le Hua redeeming himself after his early exit in season four, and then Ashlin ‘Flashlin’ Herbert defeating Hua on the Power Tower. This episode was down on its launch audience of 795,000.

Seven TV Ratings

Home and Away was the top non-news program on Seven last night with a robust audience of 647,000 tuning in to Summer Bay.

Big Brother then followed with 613,000 viewers as Ari returned from the mirrored room bringing a much needed boost to Christina and Adriana’s numbers. Big Brother was a winner 25-54 in its timeslot.

Big Brother then revealed his latest twist – a second chance at survival. The winner of the nomination challenge will have the power to nominate three people. The following day, those three housemates will face off in a showdown to save themselves from the firing line, leaving just two people to face eviction.

When Danny won the challenge, he chose to nominate Adriana, Christina and SJ.

In the all-female second chance challenge, SJ won her way to safety, leaving Adriana and Christina to face elimination, with  Adriana being the one to go home.

“I am sad that I’ve gone but I’m amazed that I made it this far,” said Adriana. “I’m so proud of myself. Coming in as an intruder wasn’t easy. Christina could definitely go all the way. I want to see her go all the way, I hope she does.”

10 TV Ratings

The Project had 301,000 (6:30pm) and 476,000 (7:00pm) as the show covered Barnaby Joyce‘s return to the Nationals leadership, the Australian vaccine shortage, and why pangolins need help.

MasterChef had 631,000 as the chefs had the first of two immunity cooks at MasterChef judge Andy Allen‘s restaurant, Three Blue Ducks at URBNSURF. The blue teams had to cook a  surf menu, based around lycra and salt while the green team cooked a turf menu, made up mainly of soil and grass. 

In a close challenge, the green team won after the blue teams stuffing didn’t have the right stuff.

Have You Been Paying Attention? has continued its great start to the year, once again being the top non-news show on Monday with 727,000 viewers. Mick Molloy returned to his sacred bottom-left position and was joined by fellow comedians Kitty Flanagan and Alex Ward, alongside regulars Ed Kavalee and Sam Pang. HYBPA? won all key demos last night.

ABC TV Ratings

Australia Talks had 454,000 viewers as the program tried to capture a snapshot of the nation with hosts Annabel Crabb and Nazeem Hussain.

The program replaced the ABC’s regular Monday night current affairs programming, except for Media Watch which had 398,000.

SBS TV Ratings

The top non-news program on the public broadcaster was a repeat of Secrets of the Tower of London with 150,000.

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