TV Ratings July 25: Nine announces merger, Nine also wins Wednesday ratings

Mediaweek editor James Manning looks at last nights TV ratings.

• Nine announces merger, Nine also wins Wednesday ratings
• MasterChef final 4 in action at Icebergs: Khanh into final 3


Home And Away dropped a little to 661,000.

Episode four of The Single Wives did 343,000 after three episodes last week delivered an audience of 367,000.

Criminal Minds then did 299,000.


A Current Affair was on 757,000.

Britain’s Got Talent took the 7.30pm slot with 483,000 followed by Britain’s Got More Talent with 291,000.


The first week of Pointless has so far seen the numbers slip from the opening night:

Monday 493,000
Tuesday 378,000
Wednesday 362,000

The Project then started on 298,000 and grew to 575,000.

MasterChef was interstate, stopping by the famed Bondi Beach restaurant Icebergs for the final team challenge in the final Wednesday episode. The show did 906,000, which was better than Seven and Nine combined.

US dramas time later in the night with Instinct on 378,000 and then Madam Secretary on 127,000.


Gill Hicks was the subject on Anh’s Brush With Fame at 8pm with 629,000 watching.

The Weekly followed with 585,000 with Ben Fordham joining Tom Gleeson on Hard Chat. The show also had a look at TEN’s Pilot Week and it previewed yet another Sky News spinoff.

You Can’t Ask That then did 452,000, Adam Hills: The Last Leg was on 254,000 and the primary channel night out for Tonightly did 104,000.

Gill Hicks on Anh’s Brush With Fame


A repeat of Titanic: The New Evidence screened at 7.30pm to 286,000 followed by Burma With Simon Reeve on 247,000 on a night with a strong share of 7.9%.

The launch episode of the Rachel Griffiths crime drama Dead Lucky then did 234,000.

Not long left on the Tour de France now – stage 17 did 211,000.

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