TV Ratings May 15, 2023: Have You Been Paying Attention? Makes its 2023 debut

have you been paying attention

Seven’s Blow Up brings the colour for its first episode

• The Summit stays steady on episode two

Total TV Ratings, May 8

It was time to crown the Lego Masters: Grand Masters champions, with Joss and HenryScott and Owen, and Caleb and Alex taking on the mammoth final challenge. 1,043,000 (up 24%) tuned in, with that number rising to 1,078,000 (up 18%) to see Scott and Owen crowned for their build of a titan with a city on its back.

Jamie Oliver was back for another day in the kitchen on MasterChef, with 963,000 watching as the cooks took on the first Immunity challenge, lifting 32%.

On Seven, 847,000 got their toes tapping along to the star-studded concert commemorating the coronation of King Charles III, with Katy PerryLionel Ritchie, and Take That hitting the stage, up 6%.

Overnight TV Ratings, May 15

Nine has won Monday night with a primary share of 19.5% and a network share of 27.2%. 7Two topped multichannels with a 3.5% share.

Nine’s A Current Affair spoke to a former police officer who wants to see boot camps brought in and parents charged in the war against youth crime, and met a french bulldog who is worth a fortune for 700,000. The second episode of The Summit took 400,000 along as the team continued their trek to the top, staying almost exactly steady on its launch of 401,000. 

The search for Andrew’s family hit a dead end on Seven’s Home and Away, bringing 473,000 to Summer Bay. Blow Up then debuted to 288,000, as the contestants had 12 hours to create a balloon world with a Future or Fantasy theme.

On 10, The Project (197,000 6:30pm / 321,000 7pm) covered Opposition Leader Peter Dutton’s calls to allow JobSeeker recipients to more work hours before payments are reduced, and interviewed Jason Momoa. MasterChef Australia continued for 552,000, with MasterChef royalty Poh Ling Yeow joining the kitchen. Have You Been Paying Attention? kicked off for another year, with 633,000 laughing along as the show dissected the news of the week.

ABC’s 7.30 looked into the toll that egg freezing takes, and interviewed Tom Hanks about his debut novel for 467,000 viewers. Australian Story told 463,000 about Michelle Harley, whose mother offered to be a surrogate when Michelle couldn’t have children. Four Corners went inside Russia to document the opposition to the Ukrainian war for 385,000, before Media Watch drew a crowd of 399,000. Treasurer Jim Chalmers then answered questions on Q+A for 219,000. 

The highest rated non-news show on SBS was Secrets of the Tower of London, with 113,000. 

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