TV Ratings June 25: House Rules on a roll, but Nine has the edge with #1 channel

Mediaweek editor James Manning looks at last night’s TV ratings

Week 25: Before we start on week 26, let’s remember week 25. Seven has claimed victory for the week as it rolls on with what it is calling its 19th consecutive weekly win which is close to its longest winning streak on record. Seven calculates these stats on combined channel share for its four-channel offering.

Meanwhile Nine has the single biggest channel share last week with 21.1% to Seven’s 19.9%. Nine’s previous primary channel win this year was week 18. Regarding its week 25 performance, Nine has noted: Nine won in total primetime network share across most of the key demos. Among 25-54s Nine’s channels won a 37.2% share, 36.3% share among 16-39s and a 39.1% share among Grocery Buyers with Child.

Week 26: Sunday

• Seven might be on a roll, but Nine has the edge with #1 channel
• Seven’s House Rules down to final three as show ranks #1 25-54
• Sunday reality check: The Voice and MasterChef both lower

See full ratings figures on the Mediaweek Morning Report here.


House Rules is getting down to the wire with last night leaving just three contestants in the competition. The Sunday episode did 1.11m after 1.10m on Sunday last week. Viewers saw Sean and Ella depart with the remaining three going for gold – Kate and Harry, Andrew and Jono plus Aaron and Daniella.

After 813,000 a week ago, Sunday Night pulled 780,000 last night with Melissa Doyle visiting House Rules‘ judge Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen at his UK home.

A recent episode of Air Crash Investigation followed subtitled Murder In The Skies, which was an examination of the horrific Germanwings Flight 9525 crash. The show did 346,000.


The Voice too is another reality show where the contestants are dwindling. Jessica Mauboy was a special guest as the final four were revealed. The episode did 947,000 after 966,000 a week ago.

60 Minutes was again on a little later with a long episode of The Voice. The show did 743,000 after 716,000 a week ago. Star attraction was Paul McCartney speaking with reporter Liz Hayes about his impending Australian tour. Liam Bartlett also reported from the Middle East.

The Australian series Tough Nuts – which seems to have been rebranded to be part of Nine’s Australian Crime Stories – from Sydney boutique production house The Full Box, is getting another airing on Nine with 312,000 watching the Alphonse Gangitano episode late last night.


Two episodes of Modern Family again filled the hour from 6.30pm. The first did 264,000 and the second 417,000, which is close to what both did last week.

MasterChef featured the return of top Sydney chef Peter Gilmore and some good food from Eloise Praino – grilled nectarines with lemon and rosemary ice cream. The Sunday episode was 709,000 after last week’s 737,000 on Sunday.

Bull followed with 358,000, after 339,000 the previous week.


The penultimate episode of this season of Doctor Who screened with an improved 447,000 after 390,000 last week.

Poldark didn’t manage to grow though with episode two attracting 431,000 after a season launch of 457,000. This was despite a number of bare male chests including Ross and two of the newcomers.


The Mystery Of Stonehenge is part of the Treasures Decoded season and it did well with 383,000 in the week authorities allow people onto the UK site to celebrate the summer solstice. The timeslot was the channel’s #1 last week with 377,000, narrowly pushing Michael Portillo into second place for the week.

At 8.30pm last night the final two episodes of Oliver StonesThe Putin Interviews screened with an average of 154,000 for the two.

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