TV Ratings May 26, 2023: The Swans hold out Carlton in the battle of Sydney V Melbourne

Sydney Swans

The Eels beat the Cowboys on Fox League

• A Current Affair met with Barry Crocker

Total TV Ratings, May 19

Seven’s Better Homes and Gardens topped total TV, increasing by 5% to reach a total audience of 651,000. 

10 had the program with the highest lift on total TV as Have You Been Paying Attention? lifted 31% for 276,000. 

On Nine, A Current Affair increased by 7% to deliver a total TV audience of 823,000.

Overnight TV Ratings, May 26

TV ratings 26 may

Seven dominated the Friday night shares with a primary channel share of 25.7% and a network share of 37.2%, while 7mate won the multichannels with 5.3%.

In the AFL, the Sydney Swans went head-to-head with Carlton to claim a 26-point victory in front of 484,000 on Seven’s Friday Night AFL. 275,000 Melbourne residents tuned in to watch the match. Earlier in the night, The Chase aired to 512,000, claiming the top entertainment slot, while Better Homes and Gardens had 417,000 as Adam made a modern, floating-style vanity.

Nine’s Friday night NRL pulled in an audience of 318,000 as the Eels thrashed the Cowboys 24-16. Nine’s top program of the night was A Current Affair, with 517,000. The program met with Barry Crocker who opened up about his last moments with his close friend, Barry Humphries

On ABC, Gardening Australia topped entertainment with 336,000, as Clarence and Millie toured a transformed landscape. 

On 10, 227,000 tuned into The Project, while 161,000 watched Chappo got help from an unlikely source as he went to rescue a father and daughter on Bondi Rescue. 

The highest-rated non-news show on SBS was Building The Impossible, with 100,000.

FTA TV Ratings May 26


Fox League topped the STV chart for Friday with the Eels who overcame the absence of their main players to hold out the Cowboys 24-16. 284,000 tuned in for the match. 

The Sydney Swans v Carlton match on Fox Footy came in second on subscription TV, clocking 272,000 views. The Swans kicked the last four goals of the match to win by 26 points with the final score being 77 to 51. 

STV May 26

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