TV Ratings June 19: Another winning night for Seven – #1 news, #1 primary, #1 combined

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

• Another winning night for Seven: #1 news, #1 primary, #1 combined
• MasterChef milestone: Sashi now red hot fave after 2nd immunity pin
• World Cup TV: Where were all the England fans? All games ratings


A Monday Home and Away audience of 723,000 was followed by 695,000 last night.

The House Rules teams headed to the 150-year-old dairy farm of Toad and Mandy for this week’s makeover. The Tuesday episode did 804,000 after 713,000 a week ago.

Brilliant discussion between Rosie Batty and Andrew Denton last night on Interview. There wasn’t a bad one either with Lily Allen, which made for a compelling hour of TV. Even the grubby bits about Harvey Weinstein. The episode did 439,000 after 477,000 a week ago.


A Current Affair was trying to mediate a neighbourhood dispute last night as feuding neighbours eyed each other over the fence line. A report on the safety of women walking at night and the advice they are being given followed with opposing opinions. After beginning the week on 870,000, Tuesday did 796,000.

Week three of Buying Blind and the episode dropped to 514,000 after 555,000 last week. Everybody seemed pretty happy with the work, including designer Shaynna Blaze who gave herself gold stars for nailing it. The producers managed to find a couple – Mags and Tyson – who had a big budget.

Tuesday night at the movies followed with Ocean’s Eleven, which kicked off the franchise. With a finish close to midnight, the average audience was 235,000.

Mags and Tyson in Buying Blind


Video game addiction was examined on The Project before writer Anna Daniels was on the road with the postie covering Australia’s biggest mail run. Tuesday was on 546,000 after 591,000 on Monday.

A history-making episode of MasterChef with Sashi Cheliah becoming the first person ever on the series to have two immunity pins – something that should see him safe well into the top 10 and maybe even winning series 10. The episode did 863,000 after 886,000 on Tuesday last week.

Lots of fun on Shark Tank again starting with a pair of tech yoga pants that saw Janine Allis on the floor doing a headstand. Later in the show the sharks were sampling chocolate. The show did 567,000 after 614,000 a week ago.


Making Child Prodigies did 376,000 at 8pm.

Back In Time For Dinner visited the 1980s, which saw the arrival of the microwave. The episode did a very consistent 573,000 after 572,000 a week ago.

The second and final part of Miriam’s Big American Adventure then did 362,000.


Episode three of Sinkholes: Deadly Drops did 254,000 at 7.30pm.

Jenny Brockie was then talking to teen parents on Insight for 146,000 viewers. The repeat didn’t screen in Adelaide or Perth.

Another night of bonus World Cup matches for SBS – but they were both in the early hours at 1am and 4am this morning.

The 10pm Colombia v Japan was always going to be an SBS match. It attracted the channel’s biggest audience with 475,000.

Meanwhile the Poland v Senegal match did 118,000 in the first half after 1am.

The Tunisia v England game had 96,000 watching with a 4am Tuesday start. A repeat later in the day did 72,000.

The Belgium v Panama match did 69,000 after 1am Wednesday.

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