TV Ratings June 12: Another top chef down at MasterChef, Seven wins the night with News and House Rules

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

• Another top chef goes down at MasterChef: Khanh latest to win a pin
• MasterChef and Shark Tank win timeslots, TEN wins night 25-54
• Buying Blind below 600,000, Interview recovers, Dinner in the 70s


After just over 700,000 on Monday, Home and Away was on 713,000 last night.

This week on House Rules, Perth’s David and Chiara have handed over their keys to the renovators. House Rules had a strong 861,000 on Monday night with 713,000 last night.

After a disappointing audience of 373,000 a week ago, Interview featured Rebecca Sharrock, who has a memory that gives her total recall. The numbers jumped strongly, up to 477,000.

Rebecca Sharrock on Andrew Denton’s Interview


Uber drivers, Gumtree ads and grocery bundles were subjects on A Current Affair with 782,000 watching after the Monday public holiday audience of 754,000.

The second episode of Buying Blind saw the experts Shaynna, Marshall and Rich helping Lis and Ali into their first family home. Episode two did 554,000 after 609,000 on debut last week.

A doco on the terror attacks last year – Four Days That Shook Britain – did 223,000.


The Project ended spectacularly with Maude Garrett trying to coax the stars of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom into giving her their dinosaur impersonations. All the stars wanted to see was Maude doing hers – and she was good. The episode did 580,000.

Another day of MasterChef saw the episode start and end in a car park at Mount Lofty House with an immunity challenge that saw another pin awarded. This time Khanh (pictured above) was a clear winner against the celebrity chef with both cooks trying to present a dish with Vegemite a key ingredient. The judges then gave what must have been close to the lowest scores ever for a professional chef in an immunity challenge on the show. The episode did 886,000, was #1 overall after 7pm and cleaned up in the key demos.

Shark Tank then did 614,000 with the interplay between the Sharks again often as intriguing as the pitches from the entrepreneurs. First up was Victorian husband-and-wife team Glen and Julie-Anne Mayer, who were seeking $120,000 for a 12% share in their baby bottle business, Subo. Steve jumped in with the first offer, agreeing to the full amount and stake the couple pitched.


Making Child Prodigies did 339,000 at 8pm.

Back In Time For Dinner was in the 70s with 572,000 after a crowd of 620,000 visited the 60s last week.

Miriam’s Big American Adventure then did 322,000.


A 2016 episode of Who Do You Think You Are? screened at 7.30pm featuring John Newcombe. The episode did 326,000 after 406,000 watched the final of the current season last week.

Insight then did 190,000 with a look at performance-enhancing drugs.

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Source: OzTAM and Regional TAM 2018. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) without the prior written consent of OzTAM

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