TV Ratings July 3: Seven wins the night as Wanted wraps with 600k+

Mediaweek editor James Manning looks at last night’s TV ratings

Rebecca Gibney and Geraldine Hakewill in Wanted

• Have You Been Paying Attention? & MasterChef win demos for TEN
• Seven wins the night all people as Wanted wraps with 600,000+

See full ratings figures on the Mediaweek Morning Report here.


Home and Away started its second week of the year with a Monday audience of 735,000. The show’s average for week 26 was 709,000.

House Rules continued its semifinal with the teams finishing work on the project for Bezzina House. The Monday episode did 949,000 after 965,000 a week ago.

The short season of Wanted wrapped with a double length finale. The show attracted 634,000 after 581,000 last week. Between 500,000-600,000 is what good dramas attract these days at 9pm or thereabouts although Seven has yet to confirm if Wanted might be back for a third season.


A Current Affair started its new week with a citizenship test, moved on to Pauline Hanson and finished with coverage of the The Voice winner Judah Kelly. The Monday episode did 973,000 after a week 26 average of 815,000.

True Story With Hamish And Andy is already up to the penultimate episode of the short half season of six episodes. Episode five had 890,000 watching after 992,000 last week.

Here Come The Habibs! followed with 640,000, up from 592,000 last week. Given the way audiences are trending, that might not be a terrible number, but the show is not managing to keep too many of the Hamish and Andy audience.

Episodes of The Big Bang Theory followed with the first on 476,000 and the second on 370,000.

Southern states got Footy Classified with a combined three-market audience of 176,000 with 127,000 in Melbourne. The Melbourne audience a week ago was 128,000. Damian Barratt was in for Caroline Wilson last night.


Viewers of The Project got a look at panellist Tommy Little‘s bottom last night when he pulled his pants down in a story about mooning! Thankfully part of the screen was blurred by the producers. Otherwise one of the highlights was an interview with young Australian songwriter Sarah Aarons who is making a name for herself in the US. The Monday episode did 599,000 at 7pm after a week 26 7pm average audience of 561,000.

MasterChef continued in Japan as the contestants got to cook in a Michelin star restaurant as they struggled with an eight-course degustation menu. The best dishes came from Ben, Sarah and Karlie who compete tonight at the foothills of Mount Fuji for an immunity pin. The Monday episode did 903,000 after 871,000 watched on Monday last week.

Susie Youssef was the new addition to Have You Been Paying Attention? last night with regulars Sam and Ed also joined by semiregulars Cal Wilson and Marty Sheargold. The show continues to be one of the stars on the TEN schedule with 843,000 after 811,000 last week. The show is a handy performer in encore screenings too – 242,000 watched on Friday night last week and you can add nearly 100,000 in catchup viewing weekly. The program’s video views on tenplay were up 65% last week on the same week in 2016.


Australian Story only narrowly made the top 20 last night with 570,000 after 685,000 last week.

Four Corners reported on Donald Trump‘s business interests in Indonesia with 634,000 watching the report from Mark Davis. There was no way the episode would be able to get close to last week’s record 966,000.

Media Watch did 518,000 (731,000 last week) and Q&A was on just 322,000 (513,000 last week).


Le Tour de France helped the SBS numbers with Stage 3 live coverage kicking in from 8.30pm giving the evening coverage an average audience of 189,000.

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