TV Ratings July 6: Ninja Warrior Grand Final powers Nine to win

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• Farmer Wants a Wife takes Australia to a Ute Muster

• MasterChef kitchen is down to 4 cooks after cutting Linda
• Anh Do wraps Brush with Fame season with Peter Garrett

Primetime News
Seven News 1,155,000/1,084,000
Nine News 1,104,000/1,042,000
ABC News 743,000
10 News First 410,000 (5:00pm)/ 291,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 172,000 (6:30pm) 140,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 790,000
7.30 569,000
The Project 294,000 (6:30pm)/455,000 (7pm)
The Drum 197,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 270,000
Today 209,000
News Breakfast 187,000

Late News
The Latest 128,000
Nine News Late Edition 81,000
ABC Late News 58,000


On Seven Home and Away had a strong 650,000 tune in before being followed by Farmer Wants a Wife with 684,000.

In last night’s episode, Farmer Wants a Wife took the farmers and their prospective ladies to a ute muster for a night of country entertainment.

However, drama unfolded at the ute muster when 30-year-old transport administrator, Lucy, told 30-year-old social worker, Rachael, that Farmer Andrew had confided Jess and Lucy were his “front runners” coming into the show. Lucy added that Andrew had also tried to kiss her.   


On Nine, the Australian Ninja Warrior Grand Final had 815,000 viewers as Zak Stolz walked away with $100,000 after being the furthest fastest competitor for season five. 918,000 tuned in for the winner’s announcement.

Zak and Mike Snow entered the finale with the advantage of a second-chance run and they both needed it. Mike just fell short with his second run, but Zak triumphed and powered through to progress to Stage 3 alongside 2019’s furthest fastest, Charlie Robbins.
Zak fell short of conquering the mountain but went one obstacle better than Charlie, and therefore winning the Season 5 title of furthest fastest.
Zak paid tribute to his late father, saying: “It is such a surreal moment and I know my father would be so proud of me. Not to mention putting a smile on my mum and other supporters’ faces. That is honestly more valuable than anything to me.”

The program was the top non-news program last night and was #1 in all key demos.

The Weakest Link then came on around 9:30pm and had 369,000 which was up significantly on last week’s 288,000.


The Project had 294,000 (6:30pm) and 445,000 (7:00pm) as the show covered Sydney’s lockdown, the fallout from the St George Illawarra Dragon’s illegal lockdown party, and the failings of the Covid Safe App.

MasterChef had 609,000 viewers as finals week continued with Linda going home and missing out on a place in the top four.

The challenge was overseen by guest judge, the Vue de monde executive chef, Hugh Allen.

Allen uncovered a cloche, revealing a dessert inspired by Australian natives and the contestants had three hours and 45 minutes on the clock.

Elise’s chocolate sticks threatened to derail her dish due to their incorrect size and shape, but Linda couldn’t plate the chocolate coating on her gumnut, and the bright green colour on her bottlebrush didn’t resemble Allen’s.


The season finale of Anh’s Brush with Fame featured Peter Garrett as 524,000 viewers tuned in as Anh Do tried to capture Garrett’s character in a portrait.

Afterwards was Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra with 235,000 viewers, which celebrated Bangarra’s 30th anniversary, and how three young Aboriginal brothers – Stephen, David and Russell Page – turned a new dance group into a First Nations cultural powerhouse.


Who Do You Think You Are? had 276,000 viewers and featured Uncle Jack Charles who uncovered details of the father he never knew and made connections that completed the jigsaw of his paternal family. 

Stage 10 of the Tour De France had 171,000 viewers as Mark Cavendish‘s win took him within one more of equaling the all-time record for stage wins at the competition.

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