TV Ratings July 3, 2022: MasterChef finds ratings pearl amongst Tassie oysters


• Ninja Warrior gives away last Power Pool advantage

• Mystery Road: Origin launches to a big audience
• AFL and NRL battle on despite wild East Coast weather

Total TV Ratings: June 26

Just like overnight ratings, total TV has been dominated by the second State of Origin game which saw the NSW Blues easily defeat the QLD Maroons in Perth 44-12. The match itself cracked the 3 million mark, bringing in a total audience of 3.028m after lifting 16%. The pre-match rose 10% for a total audience of 1.644m and the post match analysis rose 15% for a total of 931,000.

See More: State of Origin Game II scores the highest ratings since Game I, 2019

MasterChef rose 22%, with 825,000 watching Aldo get sent home. Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery had 681,000 tune in, a lift of 17%. 

Overnight TV Ratings: July 3

Primetime News
Seven News 974,000
Nine News 866,000
ABC News 588,000
10 News First 266,000 (5:30pm)/ 233,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 168,000 (6:30pm) 126,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs
Insiders 375,000
The Project 255,000 (6:30 pm)/382,000 (7pm)

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 216,000
Today 163,000
News Breakfast 163,000

Nine has won the night with a primary share of 21.0% and a network share of 30.0%. For the multichannels, 7mate came out on top with a 4.4% share.

Sunday afternoon NRL lead into the evening programming on Nine, with 226,000 tuning in to see the St George Illawarra Dragons just pip the Canberra Raiders at the post in Woolongong, winning 12-10 in what can only be described as cyclonic conditions with a severe weather system continuing to batter the East coast. Australian Ninja Warrior gave away the final Power Pool advantage and introduced 505,000 to the Bowl Cut Ninjas ahead of the sudden death semi finals kicking off tonight. 60 Minutes wrapped the night up by covering the presence of China in the Pacific for an audience of 374,000.

On Seven, the afternoon AFL saw the Greater Western Sydney Giants take on the Hawthorn Hawks from Giants Stadium. The home team were too good in the end, with 364,000 watching the Giants take down the Hawks 72-50. 7NEWS Spotlight brought the stars of Strictly Ballroom together once again to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the iconic film for an audience of 449,000. Border Security brought 259,000 to the airport before 132,000 sat down with a bowl of popcorn for 2017’s Wonder Woman.

The Sunday Project (255,000 6:30pm / 382,000 7pm) kicked the night off for 10, covering the crypto crash and Nick Kyrgios’ defeat of Stefanos Tsitsipas at Wimbledon. With MasterChef getting to the pointy end of the competition, the show headed to Tasmania for Finals Week. After pulling on their waders to visit an oyster farm, 611,000 watched the cooks head to the (outdoor!) kitchen to turn them into something delicious, making it the top non-news show of the night. Ultimately, Alvin said goodbye, leaving the competition with its top five.

On the ABC, Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery picked up Stephen Page and took the artistic director of the Bangarra Dance Theatre on a trip down memory lane for 380,000. Mystery Road: Origin launched to an audience of 410,000, following constable Jay Sawn to a new job in an outback mining town where he spent his youth.

The highest rating show on SBS was the third stage of the Tour De France, which drew a crowd of 97,000.

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