TV Ratings July 17, 2023: One Hunted Australia team taunts the Hunters before getting caught during 2023 season premiere

Hunted Australia season premiere

Have You Been Paying Attention viewed by 1 million in Total TV

• 937,000 watch Home and Away in Total TV
• 925,000 tune into MasterChef Australia in Total TV

Total TV Ratings, July 10

1,056,000 watched 10’s watched Have You Been Paying Attention. Ed Kavalee and Sam Pang were joined by Hayley SproullLloyd Langford and Kitty Flanagan on the panel, up 28%.

937,000 dove into the drama on Seven’s Home and Away as Remi let Mercedes down gently and Bree overheard a shocking secret. Up 22%.

925,000 viewed 10’s MasterChef Australia as an emotional Mystery Box that held the key to the Semi-Final, up 21%

841,000 saw ABC’s Back Roads where the journey continued on the challenging Strzelecki Track, up 14%.

Overnight TV Ratings, July 17

Primetime News
Seven News 977,000 (6:00pm) / 949,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 835,000 (6:00pm) / 835,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 621,000
10 News First 231,000 (5:00pm)/ 197,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 158,000 (6:30pm)/ 116,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 679,000
7.30 541,000
The Project 222,000 6:30pm / 302,000 7pm

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 222,000
Today 197,000
News Breakfast 150,000

Seven won Monday night with a primary share of 21.0% and a network share of 29.7%. 7Two has won multi channels with a 3.7% share.

502,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away where Felicity and Tane were running out of time and Justin was back in actionThen it was time to hit the dancefloor once again with Dancing with the Stars: Semi-Finals, Round Two. Virginia Gay stole the show with a perfect-scoring Foxtrot and Pia Miranda, Sally Pearson and Laura Byrne took their last spin for 552,000. 

On 10, The Project (222,000 6:30pm / 302,000 7pm) welcomed Dr David Craig, Chief Hunter from the new season of Hunted Australia. He told the panel what the contestants need to do to avoid being caught. The program also looked at how Carlos Alcaraz beat the King of Grass, Novak Djokovic, to be crowned Wimbledon Champion. The season premiere of Hunted Australia then followed as 10 fearless teams embarked on a heart-stopping challenge, striving to avoid capture for 21 days armed with only $300 and an overnight bag. Lifelong friends Cath and Kel unleashed their audacious taunting tactics, provoking HQ with Where’s Wally pictures sent via Facebook. Little did they know that their risky move inadvertently led the Hunters directly to them and they were captured, becoming the first eliminated contestants. 524,000 tuned in. Then, it was time to see if Ed KavaleeSam Pang, Emma HollandPete Helliar and Bron Lewis were up to date with the week that was on Have You Been Paying Attention?. 516,000 watched on.

SEE ALSO: Hunted Australia Recap Episode 1: Time’s up for one duo captured during the season premiere

Nine’s A Current Affair (679,000) looked at a woman who escaped a pack of dingoes by running into water and spoke with Professor Richard Scolyer, the world’s leading melanoma pathologist who has been diagnosed with incurable brain cancer. Scolyer is using everything he knows about skin cancer to save his own life or buy himself more time. Then, 256,000 watched Rush. Team Navy, Team Gold and Team Scarlet are seeing green as they were dropped into the chaos that is St Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin Ireland. Without money, they must first find two classic Irish items: a live Shamrock, and a pint of Guinness – before they can track down host David GenatPolice Rescue Australia then followed as the recruits must overcome their fears to complete a challenging 60-metre abseil down the side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 159,000 tuned in.

541,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 explore how the big four accounting firms infiltrated governments, earning more than $10bn over a decade and how Michele Bullock, the next RBA Governor, has a huge challenge awaiting her. Plus Sarah Ferguson interviewed Finance Minister Katy Gallagher. 505,000 then watched Back Roads as guest presenter Lisa Millar took us on a journey along Victoria’s spectacular Great South West Walk, before 467,000 watched Four Corners and 410,000 tuned into Media Watch. 

The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Robson Green’s Weekend Escapes with 95,000 tuning in to see Robson Green be joined by Uncle Matheson and nephew Daymon on his quest to spend more time in the Great Outdoors. 88,000 also watched The Great House Revival as Co Monaghan local Paul McPhillips and Judith Caffrey, from Co Offaly, bought Anderson’s pub shop on the quiet main street of Drum. 

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