TV Ratings June 13: Nine’s narrow midweek win – #1 primary and combined channel share

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

• Nine’s narrow midweek win: #1 primary and combined channel share
• Multichannels: Cricket on Gem and Love Island on GO! help Nine win
• Midweek MasterChef challenge in Barossa Valley sees TEN again #1 25-54
• Gruen unmasks Rob the dentist after a hair loss advertising masterclass
• The Weekly: Launceston hits back at Tom Gleeson after Go Away episode


Home And Away has hovered just above 700,000 all week with 703,000 last night.

If it’s Wednesday on House Rules the focus is on bickering teams with the serious work on the Perth reno for Chiara and David under way. After a midweek audience of 676,000 last week (split over two nights because of Origin), House Rules was on 732,000 last night.

Two episodes of Modern Family did 332,000 and then 252,000 despite some good work from the promo department in the lead-up.

The launch of the US comedy Splitting Up Together then did 167,000.

Jenna Fischer, Geoff Pierson, Lindsay Price, Bobby Lee, Oliver Hudson in Splitting Up Together


Almost four years after the disappearance of William Tyrrell, A Current Affair host and TV Week Gold Logie nominee Tracy Grimshaw was interviewing police who have returned to the scene looking for forensic clues. The episode did 731,000. (Pictured above)

Two episodes of Young Sheldon had audiences of 631,000 and then 590,000.

Britain’s Got Talent screened next in Sydney and Brisbane with 228,000.

The AFL Footy Show went to air a day early with Thursday Night Football tonight and for the next few weeks. The audience in Melbourne was 181,000.

The first cricket One Day International between England and Australia screened on Gem with a 10pm start and 161,000 watched the first session with plenty of Australian batsmen crumbling early.

GO! also performed well for Nine with Love Island now securing over 200,000, plus many, many more watching online.


Sony Music Australian artist Conrad Sewell was a guest on The Project with a discussion about changing his lifestyle to save his career. A very different Meshel Laurie – “I’ve been blow waving” – was a guest on the desk with 570,000 watching.

MasterChef featured another midweek team challenge with blue team the victors, meaning red team front up to an elimination challenge and pressure test tonight. The episode did 860,000 which again dominated the timeslot.

Instinct then did 498,000 followed by Madam Secretary on 209,000.


Home Delivery had Julia Zemiro visiting the former Coburg home of champion athlete Raelene Boyle with 591,000.

The episode of Gruen this week seemed to be almost totally devoted to hair loss – except for The Pitch and an item about Warnie advertising for eBay, oh and a new ad campaign for Amazon Australia. The episode did 745,000, winning its timeslot and at the very ended unveiled the face, for the first time, of Rob the dentist.

The Weekly featured Charlie Pickering with Roy and HG and then Hard Chat featured the new face of Fox Cricket, Adam Gilchrist. There was also a response from the good citizens of Launceston to Tom Gleeson’s Go Away report a week prior. The episode did 640,000.


The Truth About Slim People managed to hold down the channel’s key timeslot with 189,000 watching.

Behind The Blue Line was a repeat episode of Untold Australia and told the story about WA’s Multicultural Unit. The show did 173,000.

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