Sunday Ratings | Finale part 1 of FARMER WANTS A WIFE humbles the premiere of THE SUMMIT AUSTRALIA

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EUROVISION SONG CONTEST gives SBS some love, and MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA slips in front of Nine’s new reality offering.

Channel 7

The first part of the Farmer Wants A Wife (668,000) finale does great business for Seven, and boosts 7News Spotlight (414,000) to bring home a solid win. Born to Kill? (95,000) and Quantum Leap (41,000) for a little though not heaps to close out the evening.

Seven first in both primary (23.5%) and network (31%) rankings.

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Channel 9

The Summit Australia (401,000) launches third in the timeslot and that isn’t great, though it was up against some tougher competition (not so tomorrow night). This affected 60 Minutes (364,000) which also found itself in second. Australian Crime Stories (97,000) and The First 48 (54,000) tidy up the late night.

Nine second in both primary (18.7%) and network (27.4%) rankings.

Channel 10

The Sunday Project (168,000 6:30pm; 326,000 7pm) has a better second than first half leading into MasterChef Australia (478,000), which secures fourth spot and down significantly on last week’s premiere. NCIS: Hawaii (163,000) and a repeat of FBI (89,000) keep fans pleased.

10 third in both primary (11.9%) and network (16.4%) rankings.


A solid though fourth placed night for the ABC, with Grand Designs (394,000) leading the charge followed by the premiere of The Messenger (238,000). Repeats of Misbehaviour (94,000) and Interview with the Vampire (DNR) complete the night. The new Bluey (562,000) episode on ABC Kids/TV Plus again draws a massive audience.

ABC fourth in both primary (9.9%) and network (13.7%) rankings.

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A big night for SBS with the primetime repeat of Eurovision Song Contest 2023 Grand Final (181,000) drawing a reasonable number after 202,000 tuned in at 5am to watch the final, and 299,000 saw Sweden announced as the winner (Australia’s VOYAGER came 9th overall). It also represents SBS’s best share in weeks.

SBS fifth in both primary (8%) and network (11.4%) rankings.


16-39: MasterChef Australia (103,000) beat out Bluey, Seven News Sunday, 2023 Eurovision Song Contest (morning) – Winner Announced, and Farmer Wants A Wife – Finale part 1.

18-49: MasterChef Australia (179,000) led Seven News Sunday, Bluey, Nine News Sunday, and Farmer Wants A Wife – Finale part 1.

25-54: Seven News Sunday (223,000) was followed by MasterChef Australia, Nine News Sunday, Farmer Wants A Wife – Finale part 1, and Bluey.


Bluey (562,000) delivering a new episode makes it unbeatable for ABC Kids/TV Plus in the multi-channel race.


ServiceTimeO’nights (cume/avg)Note
ABC News7pm-7:30pm492,000
SBS World News6:30pm-7:30pm119,000139,000 6:30pm
98,000 7pm
Seven News6pm-7pm836,000
Nine News6pm-7pm755,000
10 News First5pm-6:30pm183,000 5pm
123,000 6pm

SBS World News averaged ((6:30pm+7pm)/2) to obtain total program figure.


Weekend Sunrise: 192,000
Weekend Today: 151,000
Weekend ABC Breakfast: 129,000 (92,000 ABC; 37,000 ABC NEWS)

Insiders 327,000 (237,000 ABC; 90,000 ABC NEWS)
Offsiders 182,000 (138,000 ABC; 44,000 ABC NEWS)


No changes to the previous week’s primetime line-up after the Total TV figures were added: MasterChef Australia (10) lifted 28% to 1,278,000; Farmer Wants A Wife (Seven) lifted 27% to 1,217,000; and Lego Masters Australia (Nine) lifted 33% to 1,102,000.

The BVOD best were Farmer Wants A Wife (196,000), MasterChef Australia (178,000), The Project: A Tribute to Jock (133,000), and Lego Masters Australia (113,000).

Here’s the five shows that lifted the most from their overnight figures:

ProgramNetworkTotal TV% lift
Midsomer MurdersABC776,00040
Lego Masters AustraliaNine1,102,00033
MasterChef Australia101,278,00028
Farmer Wants A WifeSeven1,217,00027
FBI rpt10223,00027

Primary Channels, Multi-Channels, Shares, Subscription TV, Key Demos, Brekky Battle: All figures Total People, Five City Metro (5CM); overnights only.

Daily Consolidated 7 Total TV: All figures Total People, Consolidated 7 day Five City Metro (5CM) + Regional (Reg) + BVOD (Broadcast Video on Demand); % lift compared to overnight figures.

Top 20 Overnight Metro

Top 20 Multi-Channel Shows

Overnight Network Share

Top 20 Foxtel Shows

Daily Consolidated 7 Total TV Program Rankings

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2023. The data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.

Note: Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs. Programs with the same name on one or more primary or multichannel, are aggregated into one network figure.

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