TV Ratings June 1, 2023: QLD shines through beating the Blues in the Women’s State of Origin Game 1

Women's State of Origin

One cook took home an Immunity Pin on MasterChef Australia

• SBS’ Alone Australia: The Reunion lifts 178% in Total TV

Total TV Ratings, May 25

901,000 watched Seven’s Home and Away where Kirby drowned her sorrows, Mali found his way back to Rose and rock chick Mercedes exploded into Summer Bay, up 23%.

Lifting by a 34% rise was 10’s MasterChef Australia. 704,000 tuned in to see 23-year-old Declan win immunity against Spanish chef Sergio Perera in Beat the Chef. 

In Nine’s NRL Thursday Night Footy, the Brisbane Dolphins took on the St George Dragons. 594,000 tuned in to see the Dolphins take the win 26-12, lifting 10%. 

SBS’ Alone Australia: The Reunion brought together the entire cast for the first time since they were dropped in the remote wilds of Western Tasmania/ lutruwita. 514,000 watched the cast reunite with winner Gina Chick, up a whopping 178%.

Overnight TV Ratings, June 1

Primetime News
Seven News 912,000 (6:00pm) / 897,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 767,000 (6:00pm) / 748,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 585,000
10 News First 229,000 (5:00pm)/ 165,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 156,000 (6:30pm)/ 106,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 573,000
7.30 465,000
The Project 204,000 6:30pm / 298,000 7pm

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 210,000
Today 184,000
News Breakfast 134,000

Seven has won Thursday night with a primary share of 21.2% and a network share of 30.1%. 7Two has won multi channels with a 3.9% share.

482,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away where Justin proved he would do anything to save Andrew and Xander was determined to support Kate. Then, on Britain’s Got Talent, it was week eight of auditions! It was a talent of all creatures great and small when Michelle and her dog Mouse performed a duet to judge Alesha Dixon’s Breathe Slow. Young dance group Notorious performed a fast-paced school classroom-themed routine to a medley of tracks and the last audition of the year saw 27-year-old Musa Motha, who had his leg amputated after being diagnosed with cancer, performing a contemporary routine to Runnin’ (Lose It All) and earning himself a golden buzzer from all four, very emotional judges! 226,000 tuned in.

Nine’s A Current Affair (573,000) spoke with former footy star Mark Hughes, who ten years on after being diagnosed with brain cancer, still finds it difficult to talk about. Now a survivor, he is taking on a new challenge in his fight to find a cure. The program also detailed how journalists responded to the Ben Roberts-Smith defamation ruling. “Today is a day of justice,” Nine’s Nick McKenzie said. Then, it was once again NSW vs QLD in the Women’s State of Origin, Game 1. Backing up their male counterpart’s win, the Maroons beat the Blues 18 – 10, with QLD debutant Keilee Joseph named the player of the match. “Some tremendous resolve and that Queensland resolve shines through again,” former Leauge great, Phil Gould said during Nine’s NRL coverage. 345,000 watched the high-energy game!

On 10, The Project (204,000 6:30pm / 298,000 7pm) spoke with Akira Grafton who suffered the catastrophic loss of her twin four-year-old girls in a devastating fire near Byron Bay eighteen months ago. She revealed she was still waiting for answers on how it happened. Logie Award-winning actor Tasma Walton stopped by the desk to talk about her new project and a year after launching its studies into unexplained sightings, NASA has held its first public meeting about UFOs. Then on MasterChef Australia, 409,000 watched as another Immunity Pin was up for grabs. The winning team from Wednesday night’s Service Challenge, TheoBrent, CathDeclanRobbie, Adi and Malissa all competed in Round One, with Brent’s Bourbon BBQ Chicken Skewers and Charred Corn winning the challenge. He then went up against Chef Gabriel Gaté in Beat the Chef and with a score of ten’s across the board, he won a coveted Immunity Pin.

See Also: MasterChef Recap Episode 19: The heat was turned up as one cook won an Immunity Pin

465,000 watched ABC’s 7.30’s Sarah Ferguson interview journalist McKenzie and barrister Matthew Collins, who was at the forefront of the Roberts-Smith defamation ruling. “The great relief for us wasn’t winning in court for our sake. It was for the sake of the families, the victims, but also for the sake of those soldiers who trusted us. Because finally they have been believed,” McKenzie said. Then, on Grand Designs New Zealand, Shane and Tina Nicholls showcased their love of the ancient Japanese art of burnt timber. Add in Scandinavian bricks, a memorial garden, Hauraki Gulf views, a wine cellar and a pool, and you have a truly international home. 198,000 tuned in to see the marvellous display.

The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Inside Sydney Airport with 162,000 tuning in to see the pressure Sydney Airport is under to complete 900 plane movements in a day. Duty Manager George was confronted by a suspicious package and rookie Mel suddenly had two medical emergencies in the space of an hour. 

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