TV Ratings July 12, 2022: 10 has big night as MasterChef makes history


• Nine #1 with ACA and special ep of Ninja Warrior

• Billie becomes the first two time winner of MasterChef
• Reggie also does the double on Big Brother

Total TV Ratings, July 5

Home and Away was the top entertainment program of the night with 948,000 viewers (up 22%). At 7:30pm, Big Brother had 713,000 viewers (up 41%) as Estelle and Reggie were revealed to be hiding out in Big Brother’s Secret Arcade, and the housemates found out that both could win their way back into the game by taking part in a second chance challenge.

10’s MasterChef Australia had an audience of 934,000, an increase of 19% on its overnight ratings. The episode was a heartbreaker as Julie Goodwin was sent home, just missing out on the top four. Still in Tasmania, the cooks served up a four-course service challenge, where each contestant had to showcase either whisky or gin.

On Nine, Australian Ninja Warrior had 768,000 viewers (up 15%) as the show aired the second night of its semi-finals.

Overnight TV Ratings, July 12

Primetime News
Seven News 954,000/898,000
Nine News 854,000/869,000
ABC News 579,000
10 News First 317,000 (5:00pm)/ 233,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 165,000 (6:30pm) 115,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 708,000
The Project 265,000 (6:30pm)/406,000 (7:00pm)
The Drum 160,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 209,000
Today 201,000
News Breakfast 163,000

Nine has won last night’s TV ratings battle after holding off a fast-finishing Channel 10. Nine managed to secure both the #1 primary channel share (19.0%) and network share (26.3%) last night, assisted by a combination of A Current Affair (708,000) and Australian Ninja Warrior- Record Breakers (448,000). 

10 followed one of its best nights of the year on Monday with an even better one last night, after producing a primary channel share of 18.9% and a network share of 25.2%. The driving force of this result was the finale of MasterChef Australia which had an average audience of 755,000 viewers, with 875,000 viewers tuning in for the announcement of Billie McKay as the first two-time winner of the show. The show was #1 in all key demos as Billie defeated Sarah Todd in a close two-round finale.

See more: MasterChef Australia: Billie McKay makes history as first two time winner

On Seven, Home and Away was the top primetime entertainment program of the night with 432,000 viewers. The finale of Big Brother Australia had 363,000 viewers as Reggie became the first two-time winner of the program, holding off Taras and Johnson.

See more: Reggie makes history with second Big Brother win

On the ABC, The ABC of had 344,000 viewers as the episode focused on Wil Anderson.

The top program on SBS was Who Do You Think You Are? with 331,000 viewers. The episode featured Dr Chris Brown.

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