TV Ratings July 3: Big Bang Theory ends a ratings champ

• Ash Barty on court at 8pm tonight on Seven, Fox Sports & Kayo

Wednesday Week 27 2019

• Nobel Prize-winning Big Bang Theory ends a ratings champ
• Nine wins Wednesday with US sitcom and English cricket win
• Live UK sport drives 9Gem & 7TWO, but 10 Bold equals them
• Seven revives classic reality combo – Border and The Force
• Ash Barty on court at 8pm tonight on Seven, Fox Sports & Kayo

• Seven News 1,043,000/983,000
• Nine News 896,000/871,000
• A Current Affair 750,000
• ABC News 623,000
• 7.30 527,000
• The Project 260,000/456,000
• 10 News First 396,000
• The Drum 172,000
• SBS World News 116,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 253,000
• Today 203,000


The 7pm soap Home And Away did 621,000 last night after two nights close to 650,000.

It was then back to the future with the classic 7.30pm reality combo – Border Security and then The Force. The officers protecting our borders had an audience of 459,000, while the officers protecting our streets did 420,000.

Two episodes of The Super Switch started at 8.30pm with 203,000 and then 140,000. On these numbers the show should perhaps be even later in the evening.

On 7TWO the day three Wimbledon audience was 178,000 with 7TWO’s primetime share on 4.4%.

Ash Barty plays tonight at 8pm in a round two match, surprisingly not on centre court! Both Seven, Fox Sports and Kayo will be covering the game live.


A Current Affair cast its eye over celebrity endorsed weight loss products. After audiences of 836,000 and then 778,000 so far this week, the midweek number was 750,000.

It was then time for the last ever new episodes of The Big Bang Theory. The final episode featured Sheldon and Amy winning a Nobel Prize. In his acceptance speech Sheldon talked about the importance of friendship and introduced his co-stars to the audience at the Nobel ceremony. The show then ended as it often began, with the cast sitting around the apartment. The Chuck Lorre vanity card at the very end of the credits simply said The End.

The final episode ratings were 781,000 and were key to Nine winning the night.

Two episodes then of Young Sheldon did 439,000.

9Gem carried the England v New Zealand Cricket World Cup clash. The first session did 160,000 with the channel share on 4.4% as England secured a place in the semi-finals.  


The Project featured rapper Illy after 7pm and then a great report from Lisa Wilkinson on the person known as “the miracle man”. What Terry Mitropoulos has overcome just to live is remarkable and worth checking out on 10 Play if you missed it. The midweek audience after 7pm was 456,000 after 563,000 and 498,000 on Monday and Tuesday.

MasterChef was then on the wonderful Ballarine Peninsula with a train from Queenscliff presenting the top eight with a tough challenge. The midweek audience was 654,000. One of the good cooks in the top eight will be eliminated tonight.

The season final then of the short season of Five Bedrooms did 476,000. 10 reports that the total cross platform audience for last week’s Five Bedrooms was 818,000.

While Nine and Seven had live sport from the UK, 10 Bold was equal #1 multi with a share of 4.9%.


Anh’s Brush With Fame was on 599,000.

Mad As Hell did 577,000 with Niki Savva one of the guests. She looked a little different, but the hand gestures were just right.

The Letdown managed to make the TV Tonight 10 best comedies of all time list. The episode last night did 275,000.


24 Hours In Emergency was the channel’s best with 210,000.

Earlier in the night Going Places With Ernie Dingo did 164,000.

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