TV Ratings July 10: Ninja Warrior helps Nine win Tuesday of Origin week

Mediaweek editor James Manning looks at last night’s TV ratings.

• Ninja week 1 summary: Audiences are down, down, down


Home And Away slipped below 700,000 after starting the week on 723,000.

House Rules was also under 700,000 after 835,000 Sunday and 768,000 Monday.

Lots to like about Interview with Andrew Denton last night with Neil Finn and Liam Finn talking and performing, and also Michelle Payne. The episode did 483,000 after 448,000 last week.

Andrew Denton with Liam and Neil Finn


A Current Affair found a mother of 16 last night! The episode did 883,000 after 855,000 on Monday.

The third night of the first week of the new Australian Ninja Warrior season managed to grow the audience from Monday, although the show is attracting a much, much smaller crowd this year. Ninja Warrior was narrowly the #1 show 18-49 last night.

Australian Ninja Warrior: First 3 nights

• 2017: 1.67m; 1.61m; 1.48m
• 2018: 929,000; 831,000; 851,000

Buying Blind then did 438,000 in a later timeslot after 596,000 at 7.30pm last week.


The Project had a second successive night at close to 560,000.

Superpower week continued on MasterChef with 821,000 again putting the show oh-so-close to knocking off Ninja Warrior. It was ahead of the Warriors in Melbourne and of course was leading in the key demos across the network.

Shark Tank then did 489,000 after 515,000 a week ago.


Foreign Correspondent was back in the 8pm slot with 389,000 watching.

After travelling through the past 60 years for its first six episodes, Back In Time For Dinner visited the future for its final episode. The final ep did 468,000.


The Who Do You Think You Are? repeat did 269,000.

Insight then did 225,000 followed by Dateline on 156,000.

Stage 4 of the Tour de France was on 137,000.

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