TV Ratings July 21: Ninja Warrior semi-final tops House Rules & MasterChef

• First of three Ninja Warrior semi-finals secure Nine win

Sunday Week 30 2019

Mid-year reality formats drawing to a climax:
• First of three Ninja Warrior semi-finals secure Nine win
• Final House Rules garden reveal and grand final teams named
• MasterChef down to final four with two episodes remaining

• Seven News 1,105,000
• Nine News 1,005,000
• ABC News 601,000
• The Project 262,000/392,000
• 10 News First 271,000
• Insiders 259,000
• Offsiders 186,000
• SBS World News 161,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 229,000
• Today 210,000


House Rules saw the final garden reveal and then the scores indicated who the grand final teams would be ahead of the reveal of the grand final challenge. As it enters its final week, the episode was on 784,000.

Sunday Night looked at Chloe Kennedy and Nicole Crawford, two quadriplegic women who shared a dream of motherhood. Then Palm Beach stars and best friends Bryan Brown and Sam Neill were interviewed. The episode was on 458,000.

The doco The Day We Walked On The Moon then did 182,000.


The first of three Australian Ninja Warrior semi-finals kicked off with 998,000 which was enough for Nine to win primary channel and networks shares. Thirty Ninjas are competing for a spot in the grand final. Among them are Perth’s gymnast-turned-cheerleader, India Henry, and the rivalry between Ashlin Herbert and the Barefoot Ninja continues.

Reports on 60 Minutes included why the glamorous princess wife of Dubai’s billionaire ruler is hiding in a $150m London mansion. The episode did 647,000.

An Apollo 11 doco then did 250,000.


After its massive 10th birthday two-hour Friday night extravaganza, The Sunday Project was on 392,000 after 7pm. A feature of the show was interviews with Jacinda Ardern and Chelsea Handler.

Queensland’s Nicole Scott has been eliminated from MasterChef Australia in front of 648,000, narrowly missing out on a place in the semi final after her chocolate parfait failed to set.

After surviving 12 weeks of competition, Nicole has fallen just days out from the grand final, which will air this Tuesday.

Nicole’s elimination saved Tim, and he’ll now join Larissa, Tessa and Simon in tonight’s semi final where they’ll battle for a place in Tuesday’s final.

A final MasterChef Masterclass then followed with 548,000.


The Planets followed the news with 454,000.

Midsomer Murders was back with a 2017 episode on 499,000.


A repeat of the Who Do You Think You Are? featuring Noni Hazlehurst did 211,000 at 7.30pm.

Planet Of Volcanoes then did 120,000 before the audience for stage 15 of the Tour de France lifted to 145,000.

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