• Prime Video’s Deadloch creators join The Project
Total TV Ratings, May 23
Seven’s Home and Away lifted by 21% with 955,000 tuning in to see the challenge against Stunning Organics continue. Marilyn doubled down on her fight against the fictitious brand, and Theo confided in Justin and Xander in an attempt to ease his survivor guilt.
Lifting by 25% was 10’s MasterChef Australia, with 802,000 tuning in to see the biggest Pressure Test the series had ever seen! Theo, Larissa, and Declan had five hours to recreate Tokyo Lamington founder Eddie Stewart’s Tokyo Lamington Tower, with Larissa being sent home – this time for good.
Overnight TV Ratings, May 30
Seven News 934,000 (6:00pm) / 908,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 785,000 (6:00pm) / 768,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 562,000
10 News First 251,000 (5:00pm)/ 173,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 168,000 (6:30pm)/ 139,000 (7:00pm)
Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 671,000
The Project 216,000 6:30pm / 313,000 7pm
News Breakfast 139,000
Seven has won Tuesday night with a primary share of 16.3% and a network share of 23.4%. 7Two has won multi channels with a 3.2% share.
On Seven, 495,000 began their evening with Home and Away. Cash and Justin came face to face with Vita Nova, Xander consoled Kate, and there was drama as someone was sending Marilyn threats. On a repeat of Highway Patrol, 361,000 viewers watched as police spoke to a mother with six unrestrained children in the backseat of a car and caught up with a woman on the run from police. 245,000 then tuned in for US cop drama The Rookie.
Nine’s A Current Affair (671,000) investigated the hunt for a woman who allegedly used a fake identity to steal a $42,000 Volkswagen Golf from a dealership and looked at a national wage increase for those on minimum wage and award rates. Then on The Summit, it was the final two days for the Trekkers. During the last hurdle, former AFL player Alex Silvagni was voted off the mountain, leaving the final four — Jans Andre, Lulu Hawton, Brooke Kilowsky, and Isaac Compton to complete the climb. 413,000 tuned in.
On 10, The Project (216,000 6:30pm / 313,000 7pm) welcomed Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan to the desk. They are the brains behind the new murder mystery Deadloch, premiering on Prime Video. They revealed how they made a serious crime show but with a comedy twist! The program also looked at Roger Cook who is set to become the next Premier of Western Australia, after Amber-Jade Sanderson pulled out of the race. Then, 482,000 tuned in for another Pressure Test on MasterChef Australia. Declan, Alice, and Grace were tasked with trying to recreate the Messinetta – Gelato Messina’s take on the humble Viennetta, set by chef Donato Toce from Gelato Messina. Unfortunately, Alice’s melted gelatos became her undoing and she was sent home. The Cheap Seats rounded out primetime, giving 388,000 the giggles.
423,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 explore the many Australians who are waiting for their homes to be built and are wondering if the industry is on the brink of collapse, plus a new suspect and a $1 million reward have sparked hopes that the mystery of Jimmy Taylor’s disappearance may be solved, 49 years later. Next up was The ABC of with 265,000 tuning in to see actor and host David Wenham look at the life of Miranda Tapsell – actor, filmmaker and a leader of the new generation of First Nations’ creatives. She opened up about motherhood and the power of Play School before 268,000 watched Ningaloo Nyinggulu. The final part of this stunning series discovers one of the last intact places left on Earth with its most prominent defender, author and conservationist, Tim Winton.
The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Who Do You Think You Are Australia with 195,000 watching as artistic director and choreographer Stephen Page investigated his mother’s maternal history.