TV Ratings December 7, 2023: Big Bash fires up on Seven as the Heat take on the Stars

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Bill Bailey’s Wild West Australia tops prime-time entertainment

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Overnight TV Ratings, December 7


Primetime News
Seven News 690,000 (6:00pm) / 652,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 602,000 (6:00pm) / 603,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 443,000
10 News First 145,000 (5:00pm)/ 101,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 110,000 (6:30pm)/ 83,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 491,000
7.30 358,000
The Project 115,000 6:30pm / 183,000 7pm

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 195,000
Today 180,000
News Breakfast 125,000

Share summary

Seven won Thursday night with a primary share of 20.1% and a network share of 29.6%.

9Gem and 10Peach has won multi channels with a 3.9% share.

Nine received a primary share of 17.3% and a network share of 26.9%.

10 took a 6.3% primary share and a network share of 14.9%.


Over on Seven, it was a night at the cricket as 318,000 watched the Brisbane Heat take on the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash. The Heat won by 103 runs finishing 214/3 (20) to 111 (15.1).


Nine’s A Current Affair (491,000) put the spotlight on Alan Jones and the damning allegations against him of indecent assault.

Then, 298,000 watched Great Getaways where the team headed to all corners of the globe on board Scenic Eclipse.

A repeat of RPA followed for 220,000, where after suffering persistent headaches, actor James was sent for an MRI of his brain, which revealed multiple aneurysms that could burst at any time.

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358,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 explore a Senate inquiry that will investigate why we’re paying more at supermarket checkouts. Laura Tingle also interviewed NDIS Minister Bill Shorten and the program looked at the spike in domestic violence-related deaths in South Australia.

383,000 then watched Bill Bailey’s Wild West Australia. Bill Bailey became bewildered by bona fide dinosaur tracks and pearl-thieving crabs at Port Hedland and Broome.

268,000 also watched a repeat of Grand Designs and a repeat of Miriam Margolyes: Almost Australian reached 158,000.


On 10, The Project (115,000 6:30pm / 183,000 7pm) welcomed TLC’s TBoz and Chilli via video link who are in Australia on tour while also looking at how there has been a renewed push to scrap Best Before dates on food as it is believed it could nearly cut food wastage in half.

Jamie’s 5 Ingredient Mediterranean followed for 138,000 as Jamie Oliver shared two ways to use pre-packed ingredients to make crowd-pleasing starters or sides, and store-cupboard spices that can transform everyday ingredients into truly mouth-watering meals.


88,000 saw The Secret World Of… on SBS. This week it was a look at ‘sandwiches’, where Jo Brand told the story of the fight to be Britain’s sarnie supremo.

62,000 also watched Adam & Poh’s Great Australian Bites as Adam Liaw and Poh Ling Yeow visited Sydney. They explored iconic dishes and met some iconic people too.

Total TV Ratings, November 30

715,000 saw Bill Bailey’s Wild West Australia, up 23%.

665,000 watched Nine’s RBT, up 7%.

653,000 viewed Seven’s Border Security: Australia’s Front Line, up 6%.

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