TV Ratings June 4: Seven dominates primary and combined channel shares, The Project’s record week

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

• Seven takes the points with leading primary and combined channel shares
• After big week, A Current Affair starts new week with NSW police exclusive
• MasterChef & HYBPA? dominate demos, The Project enjoys record week


Home and Away averaged 632,000 in week 22, which was up a little week-on-week. The new week started on 690,000.

House Rules backed up its biggest audience this season of 882,000 on Sunday with 786,000 last night as the Tweed Heads home owners Kim and Michelle (pictured above) returned to see their property. Monday a week ago did 801,000.

Episode seven of The Mentor saw Mark Bouris taking on the challenge of turning around a Melbourne fashion boutique. After 419,000 a week ago, the fashion boutique fix attracted 416,000.


Good work again from A Current Affair reporters last night. First up Steve Marshall had great access with police as they busted cocaine dealers in Sydney’s east. Then Brady Halls spoke with Susan Hannaford (Kitty in The Sullivans) about a report on Seven’s Sunday Night that she said was a setup to make her look bad. “Shitty Kitty”, as Halls branded her, is even launching legal action against two media outlets. A Current Affair started the week on 887,000 after an average of 800,000 last week, which was its best week since mid-March.

Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation featured guest appearances from Hamish Blake and Sonia Kruger. After 591,000 last week, the combo of Hamish and Andy did 653,000. The show was top five for the night in key demos.

Hamish and Andy in Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation last night

Two episodes of The Big Bang Theory were on 490,000 and 382,000.

NRL markets got 100% Footy with 55,000 in Sydney and 40,000 in Brisbane.

Footy Classified had a three-market audience of 161,000 with 114,000 in Melbourne.


The Project hopped into Seven over the handling of the Barnaby Joyce interview, with a bit of help from ABC and Project regular Barrie Cassidy having a dig too. The highlight of the episode however was an interview with Catherine Tate ahead of her Australian tour. The episode did 590,000 after a week 22 average of 551,000 at 7pm, which was its best result so far this year.

MasterChef presented four unlucky competitors with the task of recreating a Darren Purchese special – peach melba. The episode saw Jo Kendray eliminated with 850,000 watching after 895,000 watching a week ago.

Darren Purchese

Fun times on Have You Been Paying Attention? with Marty Sheargold making his first appearance this season. The episode did 753,000 after 815,000 a week ago.


The second part of Blood On The Tracks featured on Australian Story with the two parts attracting 696,000 last week and then 623,000 last night.

Four Corners featured the first part of Sarah Ferguson’s three-part Trump/Russia special as she follows the spies and the money trail from Washington, to London, and to Moscow. The episode did 639,000.

Media Watch then did 581,000 followed by Q&A on 401,000.


The doco Elizabeth moved past 2010 and covered the 2012 Diamond Jubilee celebrations, only the second ever for a monarch. The episode did 261,000 after 246,000 last week.

Michael Mosley vs The Superbugs then did 197,000 followed by 24 Hours In Emergency on 192,000.

Top photo: House Rules contestants Kim and Michelle

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