TV Ratings November 21, 2021: Nine #1 as Lego Masters Bricksmas Special edges out Adele

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• 60 Minutes wins timeslot as Peter Jackson reveals why The Beatles really split

Total TV Ratings for November 14, 2021

Celebrity MasterChef was the top non-news program in the total TV ratings with 846,000, an increase of 14%. The episode saw Archie Thompson sent home after his tomato kibbeh salad didn’t feature enough of his special ingredient, wattle seed.

Parental Guidance was the top non-news program on Nine after increasing 24% to 810,000 viewers. The episode saw the remaining parents enter the ‘Crowded House’ where they parented all the kids through the super challenges.

Total Control was the biggest riser with the drama’s second episode up 54% to 785,000 viewers.

November 21 Overnight TV Ratings

• Best of the rest: Death in Paradise, Total Control, Graham Norton

Primetime News
Nine News 920,000
Seven News 844,000
ABC News 595,000
10 News First 290,000 (5:00pm)/ 185,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 153,000 (6:30pm) 128,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs
Insiders 406,000
The Project 231,000 (6:30 pm)/321,000 (7pm)

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 236,000
Today 205,000
News Breakfast 161,000


In the final week of the TV rating’s survey, Nine has gone back to the Lego Masters well with a Lego Masters Bricksmas Special. The special holiday-themed episodes feature Scott Cam, Sophie Monk, Brooke Boney and Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli alongside host Hamish Blake. The first episode managed to bring in 804,000 viewers, making it the top non-news program of the night.

This result has allowed Nine to pick up another Sunday night win, a common practice for the broadcaster since The Voice wrapped up in September. Nine had both the #1 primary (24.4%) and network (32.3%) share last night.

60 Minutes was also a strong performer for Nine with 470,000 viewers. The episode saw Tom Steinfort examine the rise of shark attacks in Australia, Tara Brown reported on Kathleen Folbigg and Karl Stefanovic spoke to Peter Jackson about the real reason The Beatles broke up.


Adele: One Night Only had 747,000 viewers tune in for a special performance by Adele as well as the pop superstar’s interview with Oprah Winfrey. The special followed news that a one-on-one interview with Seven’s Matt Doran and Adele wasn’t aired last week after Sony didn’t release the footage due to issues over Doran not listening to the singer’s new album.

7NEWS Spotlight: Inside The Mind Of then had 291,000 viewers as the program featured criminal psychologists Tim Watson-Munro and Xanthe Mallett delving into the minds of some of the world’s worst psychopaths, narcissists and sociopaths to unravel the real reasons behind their crimes.


The Sunday Project had 231,000 (6:30pm) and 321,000 (7:00pm) viewers as the show covered the fallout of Tim Paine‘s resignation as the Australian Cricket captain.

The Graham Norton Show then had 295,000 viewers as the show featured Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Josh Gad, Nadiya Hussain, and Rod Stewart.

CSI: Vegas then had 217,000 viewers.


A repeat of Death in Paradise brought in 361,000 viewers before the third episode of Total Control had 363,000 tune in.


The top non-news program on SBS last night was DNA Family Secrets with 132,000 viewers.

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