TV Ratings June 27, 2022: Ninja Warrior launches with big thrills and big spills

Ninja Warrior

• MasterChef tastes the rainbow and tops non-news

• Ninja Warrior introduces new hosting line up
• HYBPA? Continues to draw a crowd
• Australian Story investigates a gunshot death
• Big Brother sends Jaycee packing

Total TV Ratings: June 20

Have You Been Paying Attention? has shot to the top of the total TV chart, rising 24% to bring in a total audience of 1.083m – the only non-news show to crack the million mark. Also on 10, MasterChef brought a Monday mystery box into the kitchen, with 960,000 watching as the cooks created dishes out of miniature ingredients – a rise of 18%. 

On Seven, Home and Away lifted 21% for a total audience of 969,000. Big Brother had another big night in total TV, with 774,000 watching the reveal of the top 10, a lift of 44%.

Nine’s Celebrity Apprentice rose 23%, with 755,000 watching the final four taking to the stage in front of Stan executives to pitch a TV show about their life. Million Dollar Murders told the story of Kevin Pearce for 397,000, lifting 14%.

Overnight TV Ratings: June 27

Primetime News
Seven News 924,000/878,000
Nine News 882,000/892,000
ABC News 635,000
10 News First 332,000 (5:00pm)/ 229,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 156,000 (6:30pm) 126,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 723,000
7.30 595,000
The Project 288,000 (6:30pm)/440,000 (7pm)
The Drum 181,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 204,000
Today 191,000
News Breakfast 177,000

Nine has won the night with a primary share of 22.6% and a network share of 29.4%. Taking the title for multichannels was 7TWO with a 3.9% share.

Nine’s A Current Affair covered the projected wage gap for millennial women, with data suggesting they will earn 70% of men’s earnings by the time they reach age 45, and busted the woman stealing from gyms for an audience of 723,000. The return of Australian Ninja Warrior then hit screens, with 562,000 tuning in to see a new batch of ninjas tackle the course. Giving it a shot for charity was Jack Vidgen, who made it all the way to The Anaconda before falling into the water below. Wimbledon then kicked off for 2022, with 251,000 tuning in for the night session.

See More: Why Leila McKinnon said yes to joining the new season of Ninja Warrior

On Seven, Home and Away brought 436,000 to Summer Bay. On Big Brother, the spin of a wheel split the house in half, with some enjoying a Middle Eastern feast while the others were left starving. At the eviction ceremony, Jaycee was sent packing in front of 304,000 viewers. Only seven housemates remain as the game gets to the pointy end.

The Project (288,000 6:30 / 440,000 7pm) delved into the World leaders who mocked Vladimir Putin at the G7 summit, and interviewed Taika Waititi and Chris Hemsworth ahead of Thor: Love and Thunder. MasterChef brought the rainbow to the kitchen with 579,000 tuning in to see the cooks create magic out of brightly coloured mystery box ingredients. Have You Been Paying Attention? continued to pull big numbers, with 569,000 tuning in.

ABC’s 7.30 headed to America to cover the protests that have sprung up around the country after the overturning of Roe V Wade, and investigated Boeing 737 MAX mid-air emergencies for 595,000 viewers. Australia Story told 512,000 about the suspicious surrounding ​​24-year-old Amy Wensley, who died from a gunshot wound to the head on a rural property outside Perth in 2014. Four Corners uncovered Australia’s thriving vape black market for 405,000. 

On SBS, the highest rated non-news program was Saving Lives At Sea which drew a crowd of 103,000.

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