TV Ratings July 18, 2022: Hunted captures the win for 10


• Hunted brings the drama, HYBPA? brings the laughs

• Hunted up 15% with second episode
• Back Roads heads to the Northern Territory
• Seven takes a stroll down memory lane
• Beauty and the Geek gets wild

Total TV Ratings: July 11

The first part of the MasterChef Grand Final saw Billie and Sarah make the final two, up 14% for a total audience of 1.044m. Just behind it was Have You Been Paying Attention?, which had 1.006m tune in, up 23%. 

On Seven, Home and Away was up 22% for a total audience of 913,000. Big Brother’s penultimate episode cut the house down to a final three of Taras, Johnson and Reggie for an audience of 693,000, up 35%. 

On Nine, the Grand Finale of Australian Ninja Warrior had 906,000 viewers as Zak Stolz once again walked away with $100,000, up 18%. The winner announcement was up 19% to 847,000. The Wimbledon Men’s singles final between Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios was up 20%, with 793,000 watching as Djokovic took the title.

ABC’s Back Roads took 886,000 viewers to Leeton, NSW, up 18%.

Overnight TV Ratings: July 18

Primetime News
Seven News 975,000/914,000
Nine News 884,000/897,000
ABC News 619,000
10 News First 322,000 (5:00pm)/ 219,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 155,000 (6:30pm) 131,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 690,000
7.30 585,000
The Project 295,000 (6:30pm)/432,000 (7pm)
The Drum 177,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 200,000
Today 189,000
News Breakfast 195,000

10 has won the night in a tight contest, with a primary share of 18.5%. Nine has taken the title in network share, however, with a share of 25.8%. 7TWO has topped the night on multichannels with a 3.2% share.

The Project (295,000 6:30pm / 432,000 7pm) started the evening for 10, covering how far TikTok goes to harvest personal data from its users, Aussie golfer Cam Smith’s win, and interviewing Shaun Micallef about his new show, Brain Eisteddfod. Hunted built on its strong first episode, up to 711,000 viewers on Monday after debuting to 619,000 on Sunday. The episode saw Angie become the second fugitive to go down, following her teammate Michelle’s capture in Geelong. Following Hunted, Have You Been Paying Attention? brought the laughs of the night to 679,000 to round out the night.

On Nine, A Current Affair covered the Treasurer’s call for China to ease all sanctions on Australian goods, and asked 690,000 whether they would get on board a cruise ship in 2022. On Beauty and the Geek, the pairs got wild, pulling on their best animal outfits for an audience of 405,000. Rounding out the night was Emergency, which drew a crowd of 263,000.

As always, Home and Away kicked off the night for Seven, bringing 429,000 to Summer Bay. The Very Best of Best & Worst of Red Faces continued to bring nostalgia to Aussie screens, taking 407,000 for a stroll down memory lane. 

On the ABC’s 7.30, 585,000 tuned in as the show told the story of an Australian teenager who is believed to be dead after being taken to Syria when he was 11 years old, and took a look at what the government will face when Parliament returns next week. Back Roads jumped in the car and took 538,000 along to the Northern Territory town of Katherine, before Four Corners covered the booming demand for cosmetic surgery in China for 366,000.

The highest rating non-news show on SBS was The Queen’s Guard: A Year In Service, which had 102,000 tune in.

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