• Taronga: Who’s Who in the Zoo proves popular
Overnight TV Ratings, November 22
539,000 turned on A Current Affair. The program put the spotlight on the helicopter crash that claimed a life and grounded the worldwide television career of the Outback Wrangler, Matt Wright. On November 22, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) released a 113-page report into what caused the crash, citing a list of failures and risky behaviour.
338,000 sat down for Nine’s Taronga: Who’s Who in the Zoo. It was one of the biggest vet procedures ever performed at Taronga Zoo with nearly 30 staff and specialists involved in the risky sedation of their 5 1/2 metre tall giraffe Jimiyu.
380,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away where Harper avoided Felicity and Remi tried to mend things between Eden and Levi.
250,000 stayed on for A Year on Planet Earth.
383,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 explore how Israel and Hamas have reached a temporary ceasefire deal. Plus, the program looked at the high rates of rheumatic heart disease in remote Indigenous communities and detailed the independent MPs pushing for greater transparency and accountability in politics.
409,000 then watched a repeat of Hard Quiz followed by Wil Anderson’s Question Everything. 387,000 watched as Anderson and Jan Fran were joined by Tom Gleeson, Lizzy Hoo and Gareth Reynolds.
Australian Epic was up next for 259,000, which looked at a musical comedy about the international meltdown caused by Johnny Depp when he brought his two Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo into Australia.
On 10, The Project (254,000 7pm) welcomed Harry Connick Jr to the desk. The panel were also joined by Todd Sampson, who was there to talk about the next instalment of his Mirror Mirror series and a new study from Monash University has found that two handfuls of walnuts could be the key to improving male fertility.
The first episode of Mirror Mirror: Are You Well then followed as Sampson looked at the $5 Trillion wellness industry. The series focused on on the rise of the wellness influencer, the power of pseudoscience and the dangers of misinformation. 278,000 tuned in.
Total TV Ratings, November 15
916,000 viewed Seven’s Home and Away as Dana went in to bat for John, up 27%.
694,000 tuned into 10’s Dessert Masters as the nine remaining contestants faced off in a Sweet Team relay, up 28%.
605,000 sat down for Hard Quiz, up 7%.
355,000 watched Nine’s ARIA Awards 2023 where Troye Sivan won big, up 9%.