TV Ratings July 4, 2023: One contestant earns their chance to cook for a golden ticket to MasterChef Finals Week

MasterChef Australia July 4

Viewers tune in for more laugh with The Cheap Seats

• Home and Away sees 957,000 in Total TV

Total TV Ratings, June 27

957,000 watched Seven’s Home and Away as Alf took centre stage and Andrew connected with Tegan, lifting 21%.

765,000 tuned in for 10’s MasterChef Australia. Rue was eliminated from the competition during a Pressure Test set by international trailblazer, three-time Michelin star and three-hatted chef, Clare Smyth, up 22%.

635,000 viewed The ABC Of as host David Wenham took Germaine Greer on a journey through her ABC Archival life, lifting 17%.

596,000 saw Nine’s The Longest Feud: Chappell v Botham which detailed the bitter rivalry between cricket legends Ian Chappell and Ian Botham, up 17%.

Overnight TV Ratings, July 4

Primetime News
Seven News 955,000 (6:00pm) / 910,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 807,000 (6:00pm) / 799,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 558,000
10 News First 241,000 (5:00pm)/ 153,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 149,000 (6:30pm)/ 115,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 677,000
7.30 448,000
The Project 180,000 6:30pm / 293,000 7pm

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 216,000
Today 183,000
News Breakfast 146,000

Nine won Tuesday night with a primary share of 17.7%; however, Seven took out the top network share with 27.5%. 7Two has won multi channels with a 4.7% share.

Nine’s A Current Affair (677,000) spoke to a bride and groom who say they were taken for a ride on their wedding day by their Sydney wedding venue. Then, 268,000 watched Rush. During the episode, the Travellers were dropped in Jordan in the Wadi Rum Desert. Tensions soared as Madeline from Team Navy voluntarily exited the competition. Then, 175,000 tuned into Day 2 of Wimbledon. Australia’s Daria Saville took on Katie Boulter from the UK and Alex De Minaur played Kimmer Coppejans from Belgium. Superstar Brit Andy Murray also beat fellow countryman Ryan Peniston in straight sets.

450,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away as Rose and Mali came to an agreement and Irene and John turned heads. Million Dollar Island followed as the biggest pot in the game was on offer in the arena and a cruel twist of fate left one player’s chances hanging by a thread. 257,000 tuned in.

On 10, The Project (180,000 6:30pm / 293,000 7pm) spoke to a Queensland woman who has been left outraged after she tried to withdraw cash from a bank only to be told that they don’t carry any and looked at how experts are warning Facebook Marketplace users against organising pick-ups from their homes after an increase in reported attacks. Then, on MasterChef Australia, the final five hit the road, rolling into the bountiful Murray region of Victoria with DeclanCathRhiannon and Theo playing for a chance to earn a spot in Finals Week. Theo was victorious and will cook alongside Brent in Thursday’s Immunity Challenge as 487,000 watched on. The Cheap Seats then followed with 375,000 tuning in.

448,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 explore the first female athlete who has been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in a landmark case and detailed the relief felt for borrowers as the Reserve Bank leaves interest on hold for July. Sarah Ferguson also interviewed director Warwick Thornton and Australian actor Cate Blanchett. Then, 310,000 watched the premiere of Joel Creasy’s New Leash on Life and 213,000 viewed another instalment of Black Hand.

The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Great Coastal Railway Journeys with 159,000 tuning in to see Michael Portillo continue his rail journey taking in the Isle of Man and the northwest coast of England. 

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