TV Ratings November 21, 2023: An emotional trip to South Africa for our Travel Guides

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A shock elimination (milk)shakes up Dessert Masters

• Home and Away continues to deliver for Seven

Overnight TV Ratings, November 21

Primetime News
Seven News 778,000 (6:00pm) / 788,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 748,000 (6:00pm) / 722,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 523,000
10 News First 177,000 (5:00pm)/ 124,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 135,000 (6:30pm)/ 109,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 649,000
7.30 435,000
The Project 168,000 6:30pm / 259,000 7pm

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 210,000
Today 216,000
News Breakfast 144,000

Share summary

Nine won Tuesday night with a primary share of 24.5% and a network share of 32.0%.

7Two has won multi channels with a 4% share.

Seven received a primary share of 14.7% and a network share of 24.7%.

10 took a 12.7% primary share and a network share of 18.9%.


Nine’s A Current Affair (649,000) looked at how Queensland’s emergency health system is under fire after a 51-year-old mother died after waiting more than 1.5 hours for an ambulance that never came.

Then, 640,000 watched a Travel Guides Special Event. During the episode, our intrepid explorers headed off on the beaten track for a super-sized, self-drive safari through South Africa before making a flying visit to Zambia’s Victoria Falls. The Guides were met with a rhino, ear notching and taking its temperature and it was all hands on deck! It’s safe to say our travellers were moved by the experience.

187,000 then watched Central Intelligence.


401,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away where Alf stuck up for John and Bree reflected on her dark past. 

276,000 and 301,000 then stayed on for two episodes of Highway Patrol where officers Anthony Deason and Paul Holtzinger pulled over a duo who swapped seats in their vehicle trying to skirt the law.

Big Brother Australia followed and our housemates were tasked with reading a book to Big Brother, quietly. If they made any loud noises, money was docked from their grocery budget. 128,000 tuned in.


435,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 explore how financial counsellors say hundreds of Indigenous customers have been ripped off by Telstra after staff sold them products they couldn’t afford. Plus it looked at the standoff between a developer and a builder that left apartment buyers in limbo.

338,000 then watched The Way We Wore. Celeste Barber traced the evolution of fashion media from early silent cinema ads through magazines to influencers.

Yakka: Australia At Work was up next for 224,000, which looked at how since the Second World War, Australian agriculture has had to adapt to survive in changing global and domestic economies, a volatile political landscape, and face challenges of an unpredictable climate.


On 10, The Project (168,000 6:30pm / 259,000 7pm) welcomed Rhys Nicholson and Joel Creasey to the desk while also looking at how some mums are redefining the rules, with non-monogamous relationships that are making them happier than ever.

Dessert Masters then followed as Movie Night delivered a shock elimination. Before the film-inspired cook, the chefs were informed that every challenge from this point of the competition would be an elimination. Adriano Zumbo’s Grease-inspired milkshake creation failed to impress, making him the third chef to leave the kitchen. 412,000 saw the surprising outcome, with Melissa Leong hailing him as the “original Dessert Master”.

339,000 also watched The Cheap Seats.  

SEE ALSO: Dessert Masters 2023 Recap Episode 7: A shock elimination (milk)shakes up the kitchen


The highest rating non-news show on SBS was a repeat of Great British Railway Journeys with 130,000 tuning in to see Michael Portillo on the last leg of his journey from the train-building in Derby to the aircraft manufacturing base of Filton. 120,000 also watched a second episode.

62,000 also watched Merkel.

Total TV Ratings, November 14

936,000 sat down for Seven’s Home and Away, up 25%.

796,000 tuned into 10’s Dessert Masters, up 28%.

685,000 viewed Seven’s 7News Spotlight: Remembering Johnny Ruffo, up 15%.

632,000 watched Nine’s My Mum Your Dad, up 45%.

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