TV Ratings November 13, 2023: Deliciously deceptive delicacies on Dessert Masters

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Viral comedic musicians top prime-time on Australian Story

• Fans tune in to double episodes of Home and Away
• Big Brother up 41% in Total TV

Overnight TV Ratings, November 13

Primetime News
Seven News 901,000 (6:00pm) / 911,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 720,000 (6:00pm) / 740,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 552,000
10 News First 183,000 (5:00pm)/ 134,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 137,000 (6:30pm)/ 123,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 618,000
7.30 514,000
The Project 168,000 6:30pm / 262,000 7pm

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 206,000
Today 191,000
News Breakfast 150,000

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It was a close race to the top on Monday night as Seven won with a network share of 26.7% while Nine had a primary share of 17.8%.

Seven also had a primary share of 26.7% and Nine had a network share of 25.5%.

7Two has won multi channels with a 3.9% share.

Meanwhile, 10 took an 11.1% primary share and a network share of 17.8%.


443,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away. The first episode saw Justin and Rose fear for Leah while John reacted to the Surf Club’s verdict. Then, on Home and Away – Late, 352,000 saw Justin struggle with Leah’s decision.

Then, it was another instalment for Big Brother Australia in an all-new timeslot. This time last week, 274,000 tuned in for the season premiere; however, last night, 156,000 tuned in. During the episode, our housemates were rocked by the unexpected arrival of two super hot intruders – Bella and Teejay. Annaliese was then evicted.

87,000 then stayed on for S.W.A.T.


Nine’s A Current Affair (618,000) put the spotlight on world-leading melanoma pathologist Professor Richard Scolyer AO who has been announced as the NSW 2024 Australian of the Year alongside Professor Georgina Long AO for their pioneering melanoma treatment.

Then, 316,000 watched My Mum Your Dad. It was a dramatic 24 hours at the retreat and eleven parents remained in search for love. Since Boss’ shock decision to leave, one Mum had to go to even out the numbers. The kids decided that Donna would be the one to go given she had not yet made a connection.

Million Dollar Murders followed for 185,000. The series looked at what has become one of W.A.’s most enduring and heartbreaking mysteries. The case of Gerard Ross, an 11-year-old who vanished while on a family holiday.

Reported Missing was up next with 93,000 tuning in.


514,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 explore the government’s response to the Robodebt royal commission. Plus, the program looked at how in Canberra, lobbyists outnumber the politicians they seek to influence.

504,000 then watched Australian Story. In last night’s episode, we met the violin virtuosos from Brisbane who ditched a classical career to create an online music comedy act. Now Brett Yang and Eddy Chen have gone viral and are playing sell-out concerts.

Evacuation followed for 300,000. When allied forces began to return home from Afghanistan, the Taliban started taking back parts of the country. A small team of British military were then sent out to prepare for a possible evacuation.

347,000 also tuned in to Media Watch.


On 10, The Project (168,000 6:30pm / 262,000 7pm) looked at how Iceland is on alert as scientists predict an imminent volcano eruption and spoke about how, as the situation in Gaza worsens, it’s estimated a child is dying every 10 minutes. Host Sarah Harris became emotional while discussing the story.

Dessert Masters then followed for 477,000. During the episode, the all-star contestants needed to make a dish that wasn’t what it seemed inspired by Amaury Guichon’s insane and famous lifelike dessert masterpieces. Both Andy Bowdy — who made a dessert that looked like dirt in a dustpan — and pink mohawk sensation Anna Polyviou — who made the most incredible lifelike hot dog out of sweet treats —  impressed Guichon and Melissa Leong so much, they were safe from going into an elimination round.

165,000 then watched The Secret She Keeps. During the episode, it was now two years after her child was kidnapped, and as someone winds up dead, Meghan Shaughnessy was being held in police custody for murder.

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The highest rating non-news show on SBS was The Secrets of Coca-Cola with 163,000 tuning in.

144,000 also saw JFK: The Making of a President.

Total TV Ratings, November 6

996,000 caught the season finale of Have You Been Paying Attention?, up 27%.

952,000 viewed Seven’s Home and Away as Leah and Justin set a date for their wedding, up 24%.

951,000 sat down for ABC’s Australian Story. The episode featured Elle McFeast, up 17%.

620,000 saw the season premiere of Big Brother Australia, up 41%.

614,000 tuned into 10’s The Masked Singer Australia: Greatest Hits where a special took viewers down memory lane, up 15%.

585,000 watched Nine’s My Mum Your Dad as a new Dad arrived causing excitement among the Mums, up 38%.

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