TV Ratings November 22, 2021: Celebrity MasterChef finale tops the night

Celebrity Masterchef finale

• Nine continues to rack up wins late in the TV survey

Total TV Ratings for November 15, 2021

Have You Been Paying Attention? was the top program in the total TV ratings with 1.183m, an increase of 20%. The season finale featured  Kitty Flanagan, Marty Sheargold, Celia Pacquola, Ed Kavalee and Sam Pang.

Home and Away was the top non-news program on Seven with 1.094m after increasing by 19%. Also on Seven, Big Brother VIP had 616,000 after improving its overnight audience by 31%.

MasterChef Australia’s semi-final which saw Rebecca Gibney and Dilruk Jayasinha go home. had 888,000 viewers.

Parental Guidance was the top non-news program on Nine with 776,000 viewers while Love Island Australia was the biggest riser, up 122% with 565,000 viewers.

November 22 Overnight TV Ratings

• Big Brother VIP whittles it down to the final three

Primetime News
Seven News 961,000/944,000
Nine News 880,000/881,000
ABC News 642,000
10 News First 202,000 (5:00pm)/ 318,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 106,000 (6:30pm) 101,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 671,000
7.30 592,000
The Project 260,000 (6:30pm)/470,000 (7:00pm)
The Drum 161,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 250,000
Today 223,000
News Breakfast 207,000

Late News
ABC Late News 125,000
The Latest 85,000
Nine News Late 117,000
SBS World News Late 71,000


Nine has continued its strong finish to the final week of the TV ratings survey after registering the #1 primary channel (18.0%) and network (26.3%) last night.

A Current Affair had 671,000 viewers as the show confronted the CEO of one of Queensland’s biggest building companies after hundreds of Aussie families across the country were left without a home when the Privium Group collapsed.

RBT then followed in the 7:30pm slot with 468,000 viewers. This was followed by Australian Crime Stories with 372,000 as the show examined the case of Renae Marsden.

Love Island Australia then came on at 9:40pm as the show kicked off its finale week with 176,000 viewers.


Home and Away started the week with 551,000 viewers, following an average of 519,000 viewers last week.

Big Brother VIP‘s penultimate episode then had 340,000 viewers as it narrowed the housemates down to the final three in
Ellie Gonsalves, Josh Carroll and Luke Toki.

A double episode of 9-1-1 then brought in 195,000 and 172,000 viewers apiece.


The Project had 260,000 (6:30pm) and 470,000 (7:00pm) viewers as the show discussed rising screen time during the pandemic and the drama in parliament. 

Celebrity MasterChef’s finale then had 700,000 viewers as Nick Riewoldt won  $100,000 for his chosen charity, with the winner announcement bringing in 805,000 viewers.

Riewoldt, Collette Dinnigan and Tilly Ramsay were the final three celeb chefs left in the kitchen. Tilly was playing for Great Ormond Street Charity, Collette was aiming to win for Hope Delivery Foundation, while Nick wanted to take home the top prize for Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision.

The final challenge was set by Martin Benn who revealed his Metropolis dessert, telling the celebrities that the difficulty was 20 out of 10. The celebrities had four hours to cook the Metropolis, and the judges and Martin would taste and score each dish out of 10.

Collette received eights from Martin and Jock, and sevens from Melissa and Andy, giving her a total score of 30/40. Tilly was awarded eights from Andy and Melissa, and nine from Martin and Jock, giving her a total score of 34/40. It was down to Nick, and he received nines from Andy and Melissa, and after Martin said he enjoyed Nick’s dish as much as his own, a resounding 10 from both him and Jock, landing Nick in first place with 38/40.


Australian Story had 551,000 viewers as it told the story of Australian of the Year, Grace Tame.

Universe with Brian Cox then had 342,000 viewers before being followed by Media Watch with 343,000.


The top program on SBS was a repeat of Tony Robinson’s World by Rail with 189,000 viewers.

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