TV Ratings May 15: Seven is #1, Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation drops, Five Bedrooms debuts

• Seven records midweek win: #1 primary, #1 network

Wednesday Week 20 2019

• Seven records midweek win: #1 primary, #1 network
• The Chase and Home And Away most-watched non-news
• Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation drops, Five Bedrooms debuts

• Seven News 1,071,000/1,014,000
• Nine News 977,000/933,000
• A Current Affair 768,000
• ABC News 710,000
• 7.30 610,000
• The Project 292,000/485,000
• 10 News First 424,000
• SBS World News 142,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 286,000
• Today 185,000

6pm audience

• 7News 1,071,000
• 9News 977,000
• Celebrity Name Game 248,000 (Mon: 314,000, Tue: 248,000)
• The Drum 215,000
• Mastermind 98,000


After a flat Tuesday, Seven moved into first place last night with the leading primary and combined channel shares.

At 5.30pm The Chase became the fourth most-watched show across metro and regional markets behind only the 6pm news bulletins and A Current Affair. In metro markets it ranked #6.

Home And Away was on 669,000 after recording audiences of 699,000 and 638,000 earlier in the week.

House Rules was on 597,000, its best audience this week after two nights just under 550,000.

The third week of The Bay then did 341,000.


The night after its Lego Masters’ triumph saw Nine drop to 17.5% to take second spot behind Seven.

A Current Affair was on 768,000, down after two previous nights just over and just under 800,000.

Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation had a rough night with the audience below 600,000 for the first time – 540,000 tuned in for guests Michala Banas and Brendan Fevola.


Share was up week-on-week with its midweek 14.0% its second best Wednesday share of the year.

The MasterChef team challenge led the way with 642,000 after 664,000 were watching a week ago. The episode ranked #1 under 50 and other key demos and it ranked #1 in its timeslot.

The launch episode of its new drama Five Bedrooms did 507,000 which is a good number now for a drama series with catchup viewing sure to bump that number over the next few weeks. The drama ranked #2 for the night with women 25-54, and gave 10 the top three shows in that demo – the others were MasterChef and The Project.

Earlier in the night The Project 7pm was on 485,000 where Waleed Aly gave Bill Shorten as good a grilling as he’s probably had in any interview this campaign.

The third night of Celebrity Name Game as on 248,000 for a second successive night.


Laura Tingle was reporting from the seat of Wentworth last night including chatting to people at Easts Rugby in Rose Bay. She also called it a very grubby election campaign on 7.30 with 610,000 watching.

Anh’s Brush With Fame then did 555,000 with Walter Mikac sitting for the artist.

The Weekly was making most of the last days of the campaign with 510,000. Stephen Curry got a real work over on Hard Chat.

You Can’t Ask That then did 359,000.


24 Hours In Emergency pulled the biggest audience with 204,000 after 8.30pm.

Great British Railway Journeys was on 176,000 while Going Places With Ernie Dingo did 159,000.

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