TV Ratings July 11: Sport drives Nine to second consecutive ratings victory

• The result Nine didn’t want: Aussies crash out of World Cup

Thursday Week 28 2019

 • Seven News 1,000,000/934,000
• Nine News 844,000/869,000
• A Current Affair 620,000 (No Adelaide)
• ABC News 633,000
• 7.30 463,000
• The Project 241,000/416,000
• 10 News First 375,000
• The Drum 178,000
• SBS World News 113,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 261,000
• Today 210,000


Home And Away started the week in the 600,000s and ended it on 586,000.

The Front Bar was up against the World Cup Cricket and did 300,000 with 184,000 in Melbourne. Ryan Fitzgerald was again on the show, this week standing in for Mick Molloy.


A Current Affair started the week with 888,000 and on Thursday the crowd was down to 620,000 because of no show into Adelaide.

Nine then covered the much-anticipated Australia v England World Cup Cricket semi-final. Australia capitulated early and despite some resistance from Steve Smith, they never really looked competitive. The match did 682,000 for the first session. Somehow there was an audience of 193,000 UK expats or Aussies hoping for a miracle watching the second session as England blasted its way to a place in Sunday’s final.


The Project was just over 400,000 after 7pm with Em Rusciano a special guest.

MasterChef then farewelled Queensland mum Christina Laker on the eve of Finals Week as a week of challenges across Western Australia came to an end. Laker was contestant #18 to depart the series. The Thursday audience was 592,000.

The episode was followed by an all-to-rare MasterChef Masterclass with 394,000 watching.


Escape From The City did 399,000 looking for a home in Port Douglas.


The Handmaid’s Tale had the channel’s best audience with 189,000.

The Great House Revival did 138,000 an hour earlier at 7.30pm.

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