TV Ratings June 26: SBS pulls 850,000 after midnight as Australia departs World Cup

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

• Seven wins the night in primary and combined channel share
• MasterChef back on top: biggest 2018 crowd for immunity pin battle
• SBS pulls 850,000 after midnight as Australia departs World Cup


Home and Away lifted from 716,000 on Monday to 766,000 last night.

The third episode of House Rules this week was on 756,000 after 804,000 last week.

Interview was back over half a million last night with guests Denise Scott and Tim Winton. The show did 434,000 a week ago.

Andrew Denton and Tim Winton


A Current Affair has had a second consecutive audience of 847,000. The episode reported on the scam that could cost former MasterChef contestant Dani Venn her new home.

The new Buying Blind was again hovering just over half a million.

The movie Ocean’s 12 then did 254,000.


The Project started its hour on 370,000 and then lifted to 631,000 after 7pm.

MasterChef posted its biggest audience of the year as a professional chef in the immunity challenge posted what must be one of the lowest scores ever. The program did 939,000 while chef Alice had a total of 18. Her contestant challenger Kristen Sheffield also scored 18, which alas means no pin this week.

Shark Tank then did 610,000 after 567,000 a week ago.


At 8pm Making Childhood Prodigies did 309,000.

Back In Time For Dinner was visiting the 90s this week with 488,000 after 575,000 visited the 80s last week.

Sue Perkins And The Chimp Sanctuary then did 198,000.


The final week of FIFA World Cup group matches meant nothing again until midnight, which is when 842,000 were watching Australia take on Peru.

Iran v Portugal then did 66,000 at 4am.

Both matches covered live on Viceland at midnight and 4am didn’t make our data, meaning audiences under 50,000.

Earlier in the night a repeat of Who Do You Think You Are? was on 263,000 and Insight did 252,000.

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