Ratings: Bumper TV news audiences for Melbourne as COVID-19 lockdown announced

Nine News had a rare, though narrow, win at 6pm last night as COVID-19 developments saw Nine’s Melbourne bulletin record its second highest rating so far this year.

Meanwhile 10 News First in Melbourne posted its highest audience of 2020 while for Seven it was the third highest audience in Melbourne for 2020. ABC News was on par with its usual audience, however.

Seven just scraped through with a win overall as Nine’s share improved from the previous week. 10 was also up slightly while SBS hit double digits. Nine won along the east coast as usual with Seven wining in Adelaide and Perth. For the third consecutive night, Seven ranked third in Melbourne. However, it was 10 that won the key younger demographic groups.

In the 25-54, 10 had a 28.7% share, Seven was on 27.4%, Nine 24.7%, ABC 12.4% and SBS 6.8%.

In 16-39, 10 had 31.6%, Seven had 28.9%, Nine 22.9%, ABC 11.2% and SBS 5.5%.

MasterChef was the top entertainment show last night recording its largest audience for three weeks. Next best at 7.30pm was Big Brother, that was lower week-on-week. Also at 7.30, Nine’s Paramedics was up while SBS’s Who Do You Think You Are? made the top 20.

The first part of Joanna Lumley’s Hidden Caribbean series also did well for ABC.

Outside the top 20 were

Program Ntwk 5-cities
HOT SEAT -5PM Nine 367,000
THE PROJECT 6.30PM 10 353,000
JUST FOR LAUGHS 2019 MONTREAL COMEDY FESTIVAL 10 317,000
ROAD TO NOW ABC 289,000
10 NEWS FIRST 6PM 10 284,000
RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK Seven 249,000
THE DRUM ABC 237,000
BOTCHED Nine 229,000
NCIS TUES RPT 10 183,000
INSIGHT SBS 182,000
ABC LATE NEWS ABC 181,000
SBS WORLD NEWS SBS 179,000
NINE NEWS: LATE EDITION -TUE Nine 170,000
WHERE ARE YOU REALLY FROM? SBS 144,000
CRIMINAL MINDS Seven 141,000
NCIS: LOS ANGELES LATE 10 116,000
THE BUSINESS ABC 107,000
THE LATEST: SEVEN NEWS Seven 94,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 277,000
Today 228,000
News Breakfast 203,000

Further discussion at Tuesday 30 June 2020

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