• 1.1 million tune into session one, day two of the second Ashes Test match
Total TV Ratings, June 29
1,198,000 tuned into Session One, Day Two of the second Ashes Test match, up 16% on Nine. 756,000 tuned in for Lunch, up 19% with 603,000 watching Session Two, up 23% and 410,000 watched Pre-Match, lifting 11%.
712,000 watched Seven’s Home and Away where Mali refused help and Remi found himself on a slippery slope, lifting 33%.
707,000 saw 10’s MasterChef Australia as Brent, Declan, Theo and Malissa vied for the final Immunity Pin of the season, up 32%.
Overnight TV Ratings, July 6
Seven News 869,000 (6:00pm) / 798,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 753,000 (6:00pm) / 752,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 519,000
10 News First 217,000 (5:00pm)/ 146,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 135,000 (6:30pm)/ 98,000 (7:00pm)
Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 584,000
The Project 167,000 6:30pm / 253,000 7pm
News Breakfast 127,000
Nine won Thursday night with a primary share of 25.6% and a network share of 39.5%. 9Gem has won multi channels with an 8.5% share.
Nine’s A Current Affair (584,000) put the spotlight on Aussie icon Marcia Hines. In a sit-down chat with Deb Knight, she discussed how after 50 years in the music business, there’s no sign of slowing down! Then, 711,000 watched Session One, day one of the third Ashes Test match. 388,000 tuned in for the Pre-Match while 475,000 watched Lunch and 388,000 watched Session Two. During the game, Aussie Mitchell Marsh scored a 102-ball century (17 boundaries and four sixes), the fastest by an Australian cricketer in England since Victor Trumper’s innings at Old Trafford in 1902. 282,000 also watched Tipping Point while 230,000 also tuned in for NRL Thursday Night Footy as the Tigers took on the Sharks. Cronulla annihilated the Wests Tigers, finishing 36 – 12. Then, it was another day at Wimbledon with star-studded spectators (including Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales) settling in for another day of Tennis with Aussies Aleksander Vukic and Alex De Minaur playing in the hopes of a win. 95,000 watched the Late instalment while 43,000 watched Night.
345,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away where John came clean and there was drama in the sunny town as it looked like Justin was losing Andrew to Tegan. 312,000 also tuned into AFL: Thursday Night Footy where Richmond took on Sydney. The Tigers beat the Swans 12.16 (88) to 11.9 (75). Then, 189,000 watched a repeat of Highway Patrol before 114,000 viewed Britain’s Got Talent – Semi-Final Four.
On 10, The Project (167,000 6:30pm / 253,000 7pm) looked at how the AFL has launched a major investigation after a series of naked photographs (allegedly of former and current AFL players) were published online. Music royalty Dolly Parton also chatted with Waleed Aly via satellite. MasterChef Australia then followed as a battle for Immunity took place. The “three amigos”, Brent, Declan and Theo, took on the challenge with fan-favourite Declan scoring a perfect 10, subsequently giving him the great honour of becoming the first contestant in Finals Week. 368,000 tuned in.
343,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 explore how Sydney is on track to become the first place in the world to effectively eliminate the transmission of HIV and Sarah Ferguson interviewed former prime minister Tony Abbott about The Voice referendum. 183,000 then watched A Life in 10 Pictures, featuring martial arts star Bruce Lee before 165,000 viewers saw Neil Lawrence on a quest to build a medieval castle for his wife and son in Grand Designs New Zealand.
.The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Inside Sydney Airport with 122,000 tuning in to see baggage manager Kevin’s day from hell as he had to troubleshoot a number of mechanical breakdowns that could bring operations to a standstill.