TV Ratings December 3, 2023: The Bachelors most romantic season ever kicks off

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ABC’s Annika tops prime-time entertainment

• 946,000 tune in to Annika in Total TV
• The Bachelors’ premiere down from January 2023 launch

Overnight TV Ratings, December 3


Primetime News
Seven News 205,000 (5.00 pm) / 739,000 (6.00 pm)
Nine News 182,000 (5.00 pm) / 644,000 (6.00 pm) 
ABC News 523,000
10 News First 170,000 (5:00 pm)/ 129,000 (6:00 pm)
SBS World News 117,000 (6:30 pm)/ 94,000 (7:00 pm)

Daily Current Affairs
60 Minutes 485,000
The Sunday Project 150,000 (6:30pm) / 216,000 (7pm) 
Insiders 293,000

Breakfast TV
Weekend Sunrise 197,000
Weekend Today 188,000
Weekend Breakfast 119,000

Nine has won the night with a primary share of 19.8% and a network share of 29.9%.

9Gem has won multi channels with an 4.1% share.

Seven received a primary share of 18.8% and a network share of 27.5%.

10 took a primary share of 8.7% and a network share of 14.5%.


Nine’s 60 Minutes (485,000) looked at the police insider who is spilling secrets trying to save his colleagues while also exploring the battle for hearts and minds in the Solomon Islands. Plus the program looked at surgeons operating without medical degrees.

Then 336,000 joined Sir David Attenborough for Planet Earth III. During the episode, conditions in the vast wilderness that can change in an instant were explored. Last week, 321,000 tuned in.

The Body in the Bag followed with 183,000 watching on before 99,000 stayed on for #textmewhenyougethome.


388,000 began their evening with Seven’s 7News Spotlight as Kathleen Folbigg opened up to Natalie Barr about how she was convicted of killing her four children only to be sensationally freed 20 years later.

Then, 331,000 tuned in for Border Security: Australia’s Front Line as an officer’s skills stopped a drug delivery through the mail.

180,000 also watched The Fugitive starring Tommy Lee Jones and Harrison Ford

Earlier in the afternoon, the Brisbane Lions beat the North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos in front of 175,000 at the Women’s AFL Grand Final.


On 10The Sunday Project (150,000 (6:30pm) / 216,000 (7pm)) welcomed The Bachelors Ben Waddell, Luke Bateman and Wesley Cortes to the desk plus a group of OnlyFans stars are heading to the Gold Coast to recruit male teens over the age of 18 to star in some of their X-rated content.  

Then, it was time for the season 11 premiere of The Bachelors as Waddell, Bateman and Cortes met 24 women at a stunning Victorian location. 224,000 saw Ellie and Bateman share a romantic kiss while McKenna became hot property and Lisa cemented her villain status. Season 10 — which launched in January this year — delivered 309,000 for the season premiere.

FBI followed for 143,000.


419,000 watched a repeat of ABC’s Joanna Lumley’s Britain as Joanna Lumley travels from the Outer Hebrides to Eilean Donan Castle, the location for her first episode of The New Avengers.

456,000 also saw a brand-new episode of Annika, topping prime-time entertainment. Annika investigated the death of a former police officer who had been found murdered on a burning houseboat.

Shetland followed with 317,000 tuning in as the team raced to identify a killer and prevent disaster from striking Lerwick. While Perez faced a life-changing decision.


The highest-rating non-news show on SBS was Fortress Britain with Alice Roberts where Alice discovered how Britain, shut out by America, was forced to go it alone and build a nuclear deterrent before facing its very own Chernobyl moment. 106,000 tuned in.

History’s Greatest Mysteries followed for 110,000 where a sacred object said to hold incredible powers of healing, resurrection and immortality a.k.a The Holy Grail was put in the spotlight.

Total TV Ratings, November 26

946,000 sat down for ABC’s Annika, up 39%

907,000 viewed Seven’s Mushroom 50 Concert Live, up 9% and 797,000 saw Late, up 9%.

732,000 tuned into 10’s Dessert Masters where Anna Polyviou and Andy Bowdy were eliminated, up 25%.

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