TV Ratings July 22: Ninja Warrior wins 7.30pm shoot-out, Seven wins the night

Mediaweek editor James Manning looks at last night’s TV ratings.

• Ninja Warrior wins 7.30pm shoot-out all people and 25-54
• Seven wins Sunday primary and combined: News + House Rules
• Ben’s ribs a winner with MasterChef Finals Week under way


House Rules started with a very moving back story about the special renovation under way this week. You know that when Johanna Griggs sheds a tear it’s for a good reason (and she wasn’t reading a copy of Woman’s Day). The episode did 928,000 which was up on the previous Sunday’s 876,000.

Sunday Night then did 599,000 after 620,000 a week ago.


Australian Ninja Warrior was into the finals. While the show ranked #1 all people and 25-54, the audience of 939,000 was down a little on last week’s 966,000.

60 Minutes followed with 602,000 after 677,000 a week ago.


The final episode of Family Feud as it goes into hibernation did 213,000.

The Sunday Project then started on 249,000 and climbed to 374,000 after 7pm. The hosts of Pointless, Mark Humphries and Andrew Rochford, were guests on the episode, while Tommy Little and Hamish Macdonald were on location in the bush.

The first episode of Finals Week saw Ben perform best in the first challenge with Khan then winning the second challenge. The remaining three of the top five now head to what promises to be a nasty pressure test tonight. The audience was 854,000, up exactly 100,000 on last week.

The second week of Sports Tonight did 157,000 after launching with 128,000 a week ago.


Grand Designs New Zealand was on 516,000 followed by Jack Irish with 684,000.


Stage 15 already of the Tour de France with 186,000 watching.

Earlier in the night First Civilisations did 183,000.

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