• 7:30pm: MasterChef and Big Brother manage to stay above 500k despite SOO
Seven News 1,099,000/1,026,000
Nine News 1,048,000/1,007,000
ABC News 743,000
10 News First 419,000 (5:00pm)/ 293,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 170,000 (6:30pm) 156,000 (7:00pm)
Daily current affairs
The Project 317,000 (6:3 pm)/513,000 (7pm)
The Drum 198,000
News Breakfast 198,000
The Latest 253,000
ABC Late News 47,000
SBS World News Late 47,000
Nine TV Ratings
Nine had the top primary (37.2%) and network (43.3%) share last night thanks to the success of the first match of the State of Origin which had 1,911,000 metro viewers.
The match had 861,000 tune in from Sydney and 609,000 from Brisbane as the match was the top program in both markets as New South Wales easily handled Queensland to the tune of 50-6.
Last year’s Game 1 came in November and had 1,598,000 viewers which was the smallest metro audience since 2003, the streaming audience was 174,000. Game 1 in 2019 before the Covid-19 induced schedule change was 2,178,000.
Seven TV Ratings
Big Brother managed to stay above 500,000 despite the State of Origin as the final housemates began brokering power deals with Marley siding with Danny and Tilly after a betrayal by Sid.
In the nomination challenge, Danny won his first-ever individual challenge.
But Danny wasn’t nominating for eviction – he had to choose two others to go up against him in a vote to win the Big Brother eye, an advantage offering immunity at either of the next two eviction ceremonies.
Danny chose SJ and Marley, with a view to solidifying his top three deal.
ABC TV Ratings
Hard Quiz aired a repeat last night with 507,000 tuning in. This was followed by Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell with 467,000 and then You Can’t Say That with 294,000 as the episode talked about Chinese Australians.
SBS TV Ratings
The top rating show non-news show on SBS last night was a repeat of Britain’s Cathedrals with Tony Robinson which had 156,000.