TV Ratings November 6: Melbourne Makes Seven Winner

• Bride & Prejudice – The Forbidden Weddings climbs to 750,000

• Seven: Cup Day crowds linger with winning evening share 24.0%


After starting the week on 620,000 the Tuesday episode of Home And Away did 640,000.

Bride And Prejudice: The Forbidden Weddings saw Jess offered $10k and a round-the-world ticket to leave her partner Seyat – an easy decision for some perhaps? However, Jess said no! The episode was on a much-improved 744,000 after 629,000 on Monday.

The Good Doctor was key to Seven’s winning performance, pulling 678,000 after 628,000 last week. However, this time last year the then-new medical hit was doing 1.18m.


Martin King and Cup Day – a brilliant recipe for A Current Affair, even if viewers did have to listen to some of the beautiful people in the Birdcage midway through King’s report. ACA Tuesday did 717,000 after 698,000 on Monday.

Family Food Fight then did 402,000 after 401,000 Monday and then 358,000 on Tuesday last week.

A double serve of The Big Bang Theory was on 400,000 and 313,000 followed by a two episodes of Kath & Kim on 176,000 and 199,000.


Frank Woodley dressed for Shakespeare and Hugh Riminton reporting from Washington were among the highlights on The Project with a Tuesday audience of 481,000 after 442,000 on Monday.

Ambulance Australia then did 520,000 after 613,000 a week ago.

US crime drama double was next with FBI on 310,000 and NCIS: Los Angeles with 183,000.


Ahead of the News Corp AGM in New York overnight, 7.30 had a lengthy report on Rupert Murdoch with contributions from former senior News Corp executives Tom Mockridge and Mark Day plus comments from former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger. The episode did 629,000.

Ask The Doctor reported on research into cancer-fighting super cells for its audience of 394,000.

Part two of Barrenjoey Road followed on the mystery of the disappearance of Trudie Adams. After launching on 409,000, the second of three episodes did 413,000.


The final episode of Michael Portillo’s Abandoned Britain did 389,000 after 272,000 last week. It was all set to be the channel’s most-watched program in week 44 until the Freddie Mercury doco last Saturday torched that statistic as 299,000 tuned in.

Insight then did 236,000.

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