TV Ratings November 12, 2023: 10 serves up deliciously addictive Dessert Masters premiere

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The 1% Club tops prime-time entertainment

• 2.25 million tune in to The Block season finale in Total TV

Overnight TV Ratings, November 12

Primetime News
Seven News 193,000 (5.00 pm) / 829,000 (6.00 pm)
Nine News 187,000 (5.00 pm) / 722,000 (6.00 pm) / 303,000 (9.30 pm)
ABC News 552,000
10 News First 181,000 (5:00 pm)/ 134,000 (6:00 pm)
SBS World News 133,000 (6:30 pm)/ 97,000 (7:00 pm)

Daily Current Affairs
60 Minutes 511,000
The Sunday Project 144,000 (6:30pm) / 222,000 (7pm) 
Insiders 314,000 

Breakfast TV
Weekend Sunrise 163,000
Weekend Today 135,000
Weekend Breakfast 128,000

Nine has won Sunday night with a primary share of 21.8% and a network share of 29.7%.

9Go has won multi channels with a 2,6% share.

Seven received a primary share of 21.3% and a network share of 28.3%.

10 took a primary share of 10.9% and a network share of 15.7%.


Nine’s 60 Minutes (511,000), looked at how to stop the pain for Aussies with home mortgages and remembered Friends star  Matthew Perry. The program also explored the rise of superstar G Flip while Liz Hayes took on her most difficult assignment yet.

The Bee Gees: Mend a Broken Heart followed for 390,000. The special presentation was an exploration of the history of the Bee Gees, featuring revealing interviews with oldest brother Barry Gibb, and archival interviews with the late twin brothers Robin and Maurice.


643,000 began their evening with Seven’s The 1% Club with Jim Jefferies.

Border Security: Australia’s Front Line was up next for 433,000 where bags full of designer goods had officers suspicious. A box of natural medicines was not what it seemed and Biosecurity wasn’t horsing around with a Mongolian delicacy in one passenger’s luggage. 

A repeat of Homicide: With Ron Iddles followed for 278,000. Twelve-year-old Terry Floyd played a blinder of a game in his Saturday afternoon footy match on June 28, 1975. He then visited a mate to play Monopoly before heading home; but after, he was never seen again.

Then, 146,000 tuned in for Air Crash Investigation where the plan to save a Bulgarian airliner hinges on convincing the violent hijackers that their demands have been met before the plane runs out of fuel.

60,000 also sat down for Evil by Design.


157,000 watched ABC’s Antiques Roadshow.

Joanna Lumley’s Spice Trail Adventure followed with 443,000 tuning in as Joanna Lumley’s spice journey continued on the African island of Madagascar, this time she was on the trail of the second most expensive spice in the world, vanilla.

437,000 watched Annika where a Scottish millionaire was found dead in a shark tank, becoming Annika and the team’s most high-profile investigation yet.

Shetland followed for 292,000 where mounting evidence pushed Perez and the team to revise their view of Connor Cairns.


On 10The Sunday Project (144,000 (6:30 pm) / 222,000 (7 pm)) put the spotlight on the thousands of people who gathered for peaceful protest in Sydney’s Hyde Park to call for a ceasefire in Gaza and spoke to Amal Naser from the Palestinian Action Group.

Then it was time for the season premiere of MasterChef’s newest spin-off Dessert Masters. 477,000 tuned into see a host of Australia’s best pastry chefs, chocolatiers and bakers battle it out for dessert glory in front of judges Melissa Leong and acclaimed chocolate maker Amaury Guichon. Former MC contestant, Reynold Poernomo dished up Monochrome. The judges were so impressed with his presentation, that they called it “perfection” and he was granted a coveted Immunity Pin.

153,000 also sat down for FBI.

SEE ALSO: Dessert Masters Recap Episode 1: The premiere serves up some seriously impressive desserts


The highest rating non-news show on SBS was JFK Revisited: Through The Looking Glass. The series took viewers through recently declassified evidence and testimony in the ultimate American true crime murder mystery. 106,000 tuned in. 

72,000 also watched Treasures of India with Bettany Hughes as Bettany Hughes travelled to the heart of the city of Thanjavur to uncover the incredible story of their mighty rulers. 

Total TV Ratings, November 5

2,225,000 watched Nine’s The Block season finale. Steph and Gian from House Four secured the victory, winning $1,750,000 in prize money — the largest result ever in the show’s history! Up 23%.

904,000 viewed Seven’s The 1% Club, up 11%.

893,000 sat down for ABC’s Annika as a newly released prisoner was found dead in a dog cage, up 52%

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