• Final week of survey: Seven #1 primary/network, 7TWO #1 multi
• SAS Australia wins for Seven, not so much for James Magnussen
• Australian Crime Stories wraps season 4 a timeslot winner
Seven News 956,000/967,000
Nine News 837,000/822,000
ABC News 725,000
10 News First 287,000/174,000
SBS World News 157,000
Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 635,000
The Project 258,000/441,000
The Drum 162,000
News Breakfast 193,000
Late Night News
Nine News Late 116,000
The Latest 85,000
ABC Late News 47,000
Seven: Home and Away slipped just below 600,000 for its second night of the week.
After 11 SAS Australia episodes of brutal physical and psychological training, the final five recruits – James, Merrick, Molly, Nick and Sabrina – were just holding it together physically and mentally as they entered the final stages of SAS selection.
After unsuccessfully trying to evade a hostile Hunter Force, the recruits were held captive and subjected to painful stress positions and disturbing noises, all designed to break their mental resolve ahead of facing interrogation. Molly was the first and only of the top five to quit the Screentime torture chamber – “I just can’t stop shivering, I’m in so much pain right now.” Despite the remaining four completing the course, Chief Instructor Ant Middleton asked James to hand in his number, telling him it’s “just not your time” and it “just wasn’t enough” but he should hold his head up high. Very harsh. But Merrick, Nick and Sabrina all passed selection, agreeing this was the hardest thing they will ever do.
As the last reality TV franchise standing, SAS Australia was a clear ratings winner again with 737,000 watching.
Seven is now using the UK series as a Christmas stocking filler with 250,000 watching the launch episode which followed at 8.40pm.
Nine: A Current Affair dropped from 682,000 on Monday to 635,000 on Tuesday.
RBT pulled in 361,000 at 7.30pm.
The final episode of season four of Australian Crime Stories was on 344,000 winning its timeslot.
10: The Project reported on health care workers, Donald Trump and spoke with Bernard Fanning with 441,000 after 7pm.
An Ultimate Emergencies episode of Ambulance Australia was then on 270,000.
A new episode of NCIS followed with 280,000.
ABC: Outback Ringer did 382,000 followed by a 90-minute 2018 doco on motorcycle champ Wayne Gardner with 333,000 staying with the channel.
SBS: The penultimate episode of Addicted Australia had 180,000 watching at 8.30pm.
The lead-in had the channel’s biggest audience – 215,000 watching Great British Railway Journeys.