TV Ratings November 28, 2023: Gareth Whitton crowned Dessert Master during Grand Finale

Gareth Whitton Dessert Masters winner

Travel Guides dominate prime time entertainment

• Home and Away gears towards finale
• 1M tune in to Travel Guides in Total TV

Overnight TV Ratings, November 28

TV Ratings

Primetime News
Seven News 886,000 (6:00pm) / 867,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 748,000 (6:00pm) / 780,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 621,000
10 News First 193,000 (5:00pm)/ 153,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 135,000 (6:30pm)/ 88,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 637,000
7.30 416,000
The Project 175,000 6:30pm / 301,000 7pm

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 207,000
Today 198,000
News Breakfast 136,000

Share summary

Nine won Tuesday night with a primary share of 23.7% and a network share of 30.7%.

7Two has won multi channels with a 3.9% share.

Seven received a primary share of 15.4% and a network share of 24.7%.

Ten took a 13.6% primary share and a network share of 19.3%.


Nine’s A Current Affair (637,000) looked at the hunt for an illegal logger believed to be responsible for chopping down 300 trees in Longueville on Sydney’s North Shore last week, potentially to improve their view toward Sydney Harbour..

Then, 645,000 watched Travel Guides as our avid explorers took on Great Britain. They saw the sights in buzzing London, the English countryside and the wilds of Scotland and Edinburgh.

218,000 then sat down for a Tuesday night movie with Ocean’s 8.


427,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away as Mali feared the worst and Tane broke Felicity’s heart all over again while Eden couldn’t make peace with Levi.

331,000 / 314,000 (Repeat episode) then stayed on for two episodes of Highway Patrol. During the new instalment, a man struggled to correctly do a drug test and blamed cold and flu medicine for his less-than-desirable results.

Big Brother Australia was up next as 134,000 saw Josh decide to lift the mood in the house by romancing his lady Tay with a sweet breakfast in bed, impressing his fellow male housemates with his cooking skills.


On 10, The Project (175,000 6:30pm / 301,000 7pm) put the spotlight on more and more Aussie women who are choosing to start their families later in life, with a quarter of babies born to those over 35, and some of them are going to great lengths to conceive. Waleed Aly also spoke to Elvis Costello via satellite.

Dessert Masters then followed for 465,000 as a nail-biting two-course dessert challenge saw Gareth WhittonReynold Poernomo and Jess Liemantara battle it out for the inaugural title. 556,000 watched the Winner Announced, which saw Gareth take home the Dessert Master crown and a cash prize of $100k. “I always knew that I was somewhat of an underdog coming into this competition; however I knew that a few unique skills and years of tough restaurant work could be enough to shake things up,” he said after his win.

350,000 also watched The Cheap Seats as hosts Tim McDonald and Melanie Bracewell were joined by Mel Tracina and special guest Andy Lee.

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416,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 speak to one of the men released from indefinite immigration detention after a High Court ruling. 7.30’s Adam Harvey also reported from Israel, where communities in the north are being evacuated due to the simmering dispute with Hezbollah and Sarah Ferguson interviewed Australia’s cricket captain Pat Cummins.

301,000 then watched Celeste Barber’s The Way We Wore.

Yakka: Australia At Work was up next for 222,000 which explored how Australia was transformed from an agricultural economy into a manufacturing one and how this workplace revolution ended 40 years later amidst public acrimony, inflation, and an oil crisis.

128,000 also watched Believing in Australia.


The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Who Do You Think You Are? with 122,000 tuning in to see Sue Perkins find plenty of humour in her family tree — even in the poignant stories of an orphaned grandfather and a great grandfather interned as an ‘enemy alien’ during the First World War.

101,000 also watched Stock Aitken Waterman: Legends of Pop.

Total TV Ratings, November 21

1,095,000 watched Nine’s Travel Guides as the travellers went explored South Africa, up 22%.

870,000 viewed Seven’s Home and Away where Alf stuck up for John, up 26%.

718,000 tuned into 10’s Dessert Masters as Adriano Zumbo was sent home, up 25%.

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