TV Ratings June 12, 2023: It’s “every person for themselves” as Million Dollar Island launches on Seven

Million Dollar Island

Parental Guidance just shy of 1 million viewers in Total TV

Home and Away hits over 1 million in Total TV

Total TV Ratings, June 6

1,017,000 watched the Battle of the Bands contest take a dark turn on Seven’s Home and Away, lifting 20% while The 1% Club saw 997,000 tune in, up 14%.

951,000 tuned in for the season two premiere of Nine’s Parental Guidance. During the episode, we met the first four parenting styles: Outback, Gentle, Lighthouse and Honest. An online gaming challenge left Honest mum Kat in tears, lifting 32%.

989,000 watched Have You Been Paying Attention, up 29% and lifting by a 30% rise was 10’s MasterChef Australia, with 787,000 tuning in to see the first night of Home Cooks vs Pro Cooks Week. Three contestants went head-to-head with the chefs of Nomad restaurant. 

Overnight TV Ratings, June 12

Primetime News
Seven News 1,210,000 (6:00pm) / 1,110,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 917,000 (6:00pm) / 857,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 597,000
10 News First 232,000 (5:00pm)/ 191,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 170,000 (6:30pm)/ 126,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 703,000
7.30 488,000
The Project 206,000 6:30pm / 330,000 7pm

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 235,000
Today 179,000
News Breakfast 104,000

Nine has won Monday night with a primary share of 20.9% and a network share of 28.6%. 7Two has won multi channels with a 3.5% share.

Nine’s A Current Affair (703,000) detailed the 58-year-old Brett Button who has been refused bail and will face court today charged over the fatal NSW bus crash that left 10 dead and 25 people in hospital. The program also put a spotlight on ACA’s Brady Halls, who after more than thirty years of reporting on dodgy palm readers, con jobs and weird subcultures, is hanging up his tie. Then on Parental Guidance Australia, 445,000 watched as Team Parents Mark and Leanne were removed from the Parent Lounge after a debate of how to settle a crying child got “too heated”. 

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409,000 began their evening with the premiere of Seven’s Million Dollar Island. It was “every person for themselves” as the race for $1 million dollars began. Hosted by SAS Australia’s Ant Middleton, one hundred eager contestants descended on the island, scrambling to rip open wooden crates in order to get supplies. They were armed with a bracelet worth $10,000 and the drive to stake a claim in the huge pot. In this game the target isn’t on your back, it’s on your wrist! Then 165,000 stayed on for US drama 9-1-1 Lone Star.

Earlier in the afternoon, the Demons pit themselves against the Magpies in the AFL winning 9.8 (62) to 8.18 (66) in front of 559,000.

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On 10, The Project (206,000 6:30pm / 330,000 7pm) welcomed chef Curtis Stone via satellite. He was awarded an Order of Australia during the 2023 King’s Birthday Honours List. The program also investigated the deep fake revolution that is shaking up the music industry and put a spotlight on the Hunter Valley bus crash. Then, on MasterChef Australia, 511,000 saw Fish Master Josh Niland in the kitchen. Niland showed the contestants how to completely break down a John Dory before tasking them to cook a delicious dish using the cuts under their Mystery Box in 75 minutes. 507,000 stayed on to watch if Emma Holland, Tony Martin, Alex Ward and Sam Pang had been paying attention, on Have You Been Paying Attention

SEE ALSO: MasterChef Recap Episode 26: A gnarly Mystery Box challenge gets the best of three cooks

488,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 explore the tragic Hunter Valley bus crash which has dominated news headlines on Monday, June 12. The series also looked at how the Albanese Government has been drawn into the saga involving Brittany Higgins and Bruce Lehrmann and detailed how two Sydney Hospitals have launched clinical trials of uterus transplants. Then, on Australian Story, the program shared Kathleen Folbigg’s fight for freedom, while also detailing how the series itself helped kickstart the research that ultimately freed her. 413,000 tuned in before 363,000 watched Media Watch.

The highest rating non-news show on SBS was The Secrets of the Tower of London with 105,000 tuning in to relive the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. When the news arrives, it changes the Tower – and the United Kingdom’s – history forever. 

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