TV Ratings July 3: MasterChef immunity challenge wins timeslot, Seven #1 with tennis combo

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

• MasterChef immunity challenge wins timeslot + night in demos
• Seven Tuesday combo with tennis keeps network and channel #1


Home And Away had a second successive night close to 750,000.

House Rules had a quieter Tuesday with 673,000 after 756,000 a week prior.

Guy Pearce was Andrew Denton’s guest on Interview with his Kevin Spacey story making headlines today. The episode did 448,000 after 520,000 last week.

Day 2 coverage from Wimbledon then did 337,000.


Plastic bags, wedding planners and milk were covered on A Current Affair with the episode on 864,000, up 80,000 on Monday night.

Buying Blind then had a better week with last week’s audience of 519,000 growing to 599,000. It was a much better audience than Your Generation managed in the slot on Monday.

Tuesday night at the movies was Ocean’s Thirteen, which did 212,000.

Buying Blind


Ousted MasterChef contestant Sarah Clare was a guest on The Project with Lisa Wilkinson filling in for Carrie Bickmore this week. The episode did 526,000 after 572,000 on Monday.

After being one of the top 10 to get a $10,000 cheque from Coles on Sunday night to further their food dreams, Khan Hong tried to get an immunity pin too, but guest chef Ash Davis from Melbourne was too good in the end. The episode did 848,000, which pushed it well ahead of the competition.

Shark Tank did 515,000 after 610,000 a week ago. Victorian entrepreneurs Laynton Allan and Adrian Rockman entered the Tank seeking $375,000 for a 15% share in their childcare business, KidsCo. Steve Baxter, Janine Allis, Andrew Banks and Naomi Simson all opted out, leaving Dr Glen Richards to make the boys an offer. After much consideration, they accepted his counter offer of $300,000 for 25% with a $75,000 line of credit, which was the biggest deal of the night.


The final episode of Making Child Prodigies did 355,000.

The clock wasn’t turned back too far last night on Back In Time For Dinner. The audience of 477,000 travelled to the 2000s.

The Big Crash Diet Experiment then did 215,000.


A repeat of Delta Goodrem’s Who Do You Think You Are? did 240,000 at 7.30pm.

Exercise was the subject of Insight, which was on 246,000.

The final of Running Wild With Bear Grylls then did 66,000.

The midnight Round of 16 FIFA World Cup match between Sweden and Switzerland did 178,000.

The 4am match yesterday between Belgium and Japan did 92,000.

Top photo: Novak Djokovic takes on Tennys Sandgren

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