• One cook won Immunity on MasterChef Australia
Total TV Ratings, June 15
842,000 watched Seven’s Home and Away. Theo tried to get through to Andrew and Kirby lashed out at Rose while Xander comforted Kate, up 31%. 794,000 viewed Home and Away – Late, up 33%.
715,000 saw 10’s MasterChef Australia where Rue’s challenge-winning BarbeRue Sauce became available for a limited time at Coles stores around Australia, lifting 35%.
599,000 also tuned into Seven’s AFL Thursday Night Football where Port Adelaide beat Geelong 16.14 (110) to 11.6 (72), lifting 1%.
Overnight TV Ratings, June 22
Seven News 896,000 (6:00pm) / 877,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 788,000 (6:00pm) / 770,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 554,000
10 News First 219,000 (5:00pm)/ 147,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 147,000 (6:30pm)/ 100,000 (7:00pm)
Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 569,000
The Project 176,000 6:30pm / 236,000 7pm
News Breakfast 139,000
Seven won Thursday night with a primary share of 23.5% and a network share of 32.6%. 7Two has won multi channels with a 3.5% share.
359,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away. Bree could not trust Remi, Lyrik struck a big win and Irene’s generosity began to wear thin. 395,000 also settled in for a night of footy with Geelong versing Melbourne in the AFL. The Cats finished 11.12 (78) to the Demons 8.15 (63). During the game, Geelong’s Jeremy Cameron was knocked out cold in a scary collision with teammate Gary Rohan. 184,000 also watched a repeat of Highway Patrol. During the episode, the 10 craziest encounters the cops have dealt with over the past few years were counted down. From a man who’s painted his numberplates green and gold, to Australia’s self-proclaimed biggest bogan! Then, 127,000 tuned in for Britain’s Got Talent. Hi-vis dancer Viggo Venn and 11-year-old singer Olivia Lynes made it through to the final.
Nine’s A Current Affair (569,000) put a spotlight on 10-year-old Nicky Tadros’ road to recovery. After undergoing 30 life-saving surgeries, he has had to learn to walk again. Then, 310,000 watched Game II of the Women’s State of Origin. Despite the NSW Blues powerhouse effort finishing 18 – 14, it wasn’t enough to snatch the shield from the QLD Maroons. Given QLD’s eight-point win in Origin I, it meant that NSW needed to win by nine points to retain the title. Co-captain Isabelle Kelly graciously admitted defeat: “You girls did really well and you deserve to have the series, so congratulations to you,” she told the opposition. 82,000 also tuned in for the Post-Match.
376,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 explore why experts had issued warnings about the Titan submersible back in 2018 and looked at a Victorian school’s approach to tackling disruption in the classroom. 234,000 then watched Miriam and Alan: Lost in Scotland and Beyond before 168,000 tuned in for Grand Designs New Zealand. David and Tracey Lewis have created a home in Waipu Cove; however, there was a clash of creative wills and an epic battle over the budget.
On 10, The Project (176,000 6:30pm / 236,0007pm) looked at Labor’s housing bill which has been stalled by the Greens after they demanded the government incentivise the states to freeze rent rises and also spoke with CBS News correspondent Jarred Hill about the Titan submersible. At the time, time was running out for the five people missing; however, it has since been confirmed that they perished in the wreckage. MasterChef Australia then followed as four contestants, Brent, Theo, Declan and Malissa all cooked for immunity. After winning round one, Malissa earned herself an Immunity Pin against pastry chef Kay-Lene Tan. 371,000 watched on. Then, 150,000 tuned in for The First Inventors where a bold expedition set out to prove that the First Nations science of storytelling recorded ice age events ten thousand years ago.
The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Inside Sydney Airport with 110,000 tuning in to see violent storms closing down two runways, an incoming flight relaying a distress call to the Integrated Operations Centre and a man suffering an apparent heart attack on board a flight.