TV Ratings July 4: Seven wins sporty Thursday with Ash Barty & The Front Bar

• Melbourne Storm win the match and Sydney TV ratings

Thursday Week 27 2019

• Seven’s sporty win with Ash Barty & The Front Bar
Fitzy fills in for Sam Pang on The Front Bar
Derek done on MasterChef as replacement ravioli fails

• Seven News 1,025,000/978,000
• Nine News 884,000/830,000
• A Current Affair 658,000
• ABC News 647,000
• 7.30 537,000
• The Project 250,000/433,000
• 10 News First 417,000
• The Drum 193,000
• SBS World News 118,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 271,000
• Today 198,000


Game, set and match to Seven in demos plus channel and network shares in almost every market.

Home And Away slipped below 600,000 for the first time this week with 597,000.

On The Front Bar, Fitzy stood in for Sam Pang who’s on a mid-year break. The episode did 388,000 after 403,000 last week.

Meanwhile Britain’s Got Talent was on 258,000.

On 7TWO the day four Wimbledon audience was 311,000 with 7TWO’s primetime share on 6.0%. Ash Barty didn’t take up too much of the schedule as she blitzed her round two opponent.


The channel’s best performance was in Sydney where it managed a primary channel win as the Melbourne Storm won. However the tennis helped Seven to a combined channel share win in Sydney and all other markets.

A Current Affair celebrated Australia’s role in the moon landing and then looked at congestion at Noosa. The audience dropped well below 700,000 with 658,000 watching.

The NRL match did 319,000 with 190,000 in Sydney and 95,000 in Brisbane.


The Project featured Logie-winning Luke McGregor. It would have been the program’s highlight, except he was preceded on air by a pig who took over a live cross! The episode did 433,000.

There is just seven left on MasterChef now after a tough night for Derek Lau who was eliminated. Despite the concern from the judges about the complexity of his dish, Derek attempted to use quail eggs in tortellini with a smoked egg and a caramelised onion emulsion.

With 30 minutes left on the clock, Derek strained his ricotta, rolled his pasta and carefully cracked his first egg.

It all began to fall apart when the egg broke as he folded it through the pasta, leaving Derek with no choice but to prepare ravioli as his tortellini creation failed to work. The audience for the Thursday episode was 606,000 after 626,000 a week ago.

The 2018 Pilot Week episode of Taboo then followed with 280,000 after 326,000 watched the final episode of the new series last week.


Escape From The City was in the Gold Coast hinterland last night with 410,000 watching.

The British TV police drama No Offence then returned with 202,000.


The Handmaid’s Tale at 9.30pm had the channel’s biggest audience with 149,000.

It was preceded by two episodes of The Great House Revival on 127,000.

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