TV Ratings July 5: Big Brother Lockdown + Poh leaves MasterChef

• Nine wins with The Voice playoffs, News and 60 Minutes

• Departure of TV food icon gives 10 most competitive Sunday

Seven News 1,201,000
Nine News 1,051,000
ABC News 752,000
The Project 337,000/531,000
10 News 301,000/254,000
Sunrise 254,000
Today 235,000
SBS World News 194,000

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Saturday TV:
Seven kicks AFL goal as it secures another Saturday win
The Dog House and Rove’s Life Drawing Live lift 10 & SBS shares

Friday TV:
Big AFL crowd and Better Homes lift Seven’s share
10 rises week-on-week with return of The Living Room

Sunday TV

Seven: The Sunday 6pm news had its best audience for six weeks. Couldn’t have been driven too much by anticipation of a competitive AFL match though as Melbourne rolled over early on and was never a serious contender against what had been an out of form Richmond. The afternoon AFL audience watching in Melbourne was 259,000.
A Covid-19 scare forced the Big Brother house into lockdown but it didn’t stop the housemates playing the game as the audience remained steady close to 700,000. Daniel made a secret deal with Chad to keep himself and Mat safe in the game, throwing the challenge and giving Chad the power to nominate. Chad put best friends Xavier and Casey up for eviction alongside pal Sarah, who he knew had found Big Brother’s secret token which would keep her safe from eviction. Given the chance to remove a major player, Daniel and Mat turned on their former ally and Xavier was evicted from the house, attracting all six votes.
The 2016 movie Captain America: Civil War was then on 235,000.

Nine: The Sunday episodes of The Voice have dropped consistently over the past month and last night hit a new low of 809,000. However the first night of the Playoffs also introduced Covid-19 distancing to the series, with coaches Boy George and Kelly Rowland contributing via video from the US and the UK.
The combo of Nine’s programming though was enough to keep it #1 all people.
Later in the night 60 Minutes had an audience of 697,000.

10: It was the last cook for Poh in the MasterChef kitchen last night. The TV food icon had dodged a few bullets during her Back to Win journey this season, but last night she took a hit and was eliminated. The top five to battle it out for the title are Reynold, Reece, Amelia, Laura and Callum.

The Sunday audience was on 978,000 which delivered a timeslot win in all demos and lead 10’s primary channel to a Sunday #1 in key demos 25-54, 16-39 and 18-49.
The night was 10’s most competitive Sunday since the launch of I’m a Celebrity back in the first week of January. 

ABC: The final episode of Operation Buffalo brought to an end a wonderfully quirky drama. The final ep did 463,000, up slightly on 443,000 a week ago.
Earlier in the night Grand Designs UK did 536,000.

SBS: SBS World News attracted the biggest audience with 194,000.
A repeat of Decoding the Great Pyramid did 158,000 at 7.30pm.
Joanna Lumley’s Quest for Noah’s Ark was then on 152,000.

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