• Travel Guides secures 1.1 million in Total TV
Total TV Ratings, June 14
1,197,000 headed to ABC’s Utopia where Tony copped media heat for a solar scheme with poor public uptake, up 53%%.
1,136,000 watched Nine’s Travel Guides. Our team of intrepid explorers learned why Victoria’s capital city is a world-class holiday destination, lifting 26%%.
997,000 tuned into Seven’s Home and Away, where Andrew struggled to adjust to his new life while Eden sought common ground with Mercedes, up 24%%.
747,000 10’s viewed MasterChef Australia. Legendary chef Curtis Stone joined the kitchen to set a service challenge for the top 10 contestants, lifting 28%.
Overnight TV Ratings, June 21
Seven News 967,000 (6:00pm) / 943,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 825,000 (6:00pm) / 820,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 587,000
10 News First 225,000 (5:00pm)/ 152,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 172,000 (6:30pm)/ 136,000 (7:00pm)
Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair N/A
The Project 174,000 6:30pm / 283,000 7pm
News Breakfast 148,000
Nine won Wednesday night with a primary share of 42.6% and a network share of 48.1%. 7Two has won multi channels with a 2.3% share.
There was no A Current Affair on Nine last night. Instead, 915,000 settled in for a night at the footy with the State of Origin Game II Pre-Match. Then, 1,833,000 (Plus a live BVOD audience of 563,000, according to Nine) watched QLD’s stellar victory over the NSW Blues in the State of Origin II, finishing 32 – 6. Backing up their win in Adelaide three weeks earlier, Valentine Holmes, Murray Taulagi, Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, Xavier Coates and Jeremiah Nanai all crossed the line for the Maroons. The game ended with Reece Walsh and Jarome Luai sent off after an on-field brawl, and Josh Addo-Carr sin-binned for a flying punch. It also was the second-highest rating program of the year. QLD have now won three of the past four series. 668,000 stayed on for the State of Origin Post Match.
467,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away. Mercedes got under Bree’s skin, while Cash threw himself into work before 288,000 sat down to watch Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly. Sally and Ryan’s nine-month-old border collie River, was seriously anti-social and wouldn’t let anyone come near the house without kicking off. Then, 265,000 watched The Front Bar.
445,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 where Sarah Ferguson interviewed Greens MP Max Chandler-Mather and looked at the mixed week for the Government as parliament’s winter break loomed. 474,000 then watched Utopia. In the fictitious comedy, the government stalled on an election promise of the NBA moving to independent status. The office also underwent workplace respect training, complicating a prospective romance between Nat and a visiting consultant. 436,000 then watched Gruen.
On 10, The Project’s (174,000 6:30pm / 283,000 7pm) welcomed Tina Arena to the desk to talk about her new album Love Saves. The team also spoke with superfan — and Beauty and the Geek alum — Anthony Farah, who revealed why Taylor Swift has a close bond with her fans on the back of her Aussie Eras tour announcement. MasterChef Australia then followed as the contestants arrived at The Temple of Boom, an evocative reimaging of the ancient Greek Acropolis in Victoria. In two teams of four, the contestants — mentored by chef Shannon Bennett — were tasked with serving a main and dessert course to 30 dinners, inspired by Greek cuisine. 365,000 tuned in.
The highest rating non-news show on SBS was The Mayfair Hotel Megabuild. 55,000 tuning as the megabuild shell neared completion, with some of the world’s top designers brought in to oversee the final and most important touches.