Ratings: Nine’s Ninja Warrior continues to conquer rivals as Yummy Mummies turn sour

The third night of Australian TV’s newest hit saw Australian Ninja Warrior continued to dominate the competition with 1.47 million metro viewers as Seven’s new Yummy Mummies slumped to just 354,000 for their second outing.

Nine’s Ninja Warrior number was almost double MasterChef’s 779,000 on Ten, but even that looked like a win in comparison to Seven’s Behave Yourself that slumped to just 430,000 in the same timeslot.

Nine had its third straight thirty-plus network share with 35.2%. That left 23.3% for Seven, Ten on 20.2%, ABC with 14.0% and SBS with 7.3%.

In addition to Ninja Warrior, Nine won prime time slots with Nine News (1,081,000 and 1,062,000) and A Current Affair (905,000) while later Casino Royal averaged 380,000.

Seven’s night got off to a good start with Seven News (1,053,000 and 1,001,000) but it was downhill from there. Home and Away slipped to 677,000 with Behave Yourself fourth in its timelsot with 434,000 and Yummy Mummies down to 354,000. Later, Ramsay’s Hotel Hell had 301,000 and 205,000.

Ten’s line up was topped by MasterChef Australia (779,000) and Shark Tank (581,000). Earlier, Ten Eyewitness News averaged 516,000, Family Feud 375,000 and The Project 575,000 and 369,000. An NCIS repeat managed 263,000.

ABC News made the top ten, ranking second at 7pm while the second instalment of Diana: Seven Days that Shook the World was up from the previous week to 599,000. 7:30 (521,000), Ask the Doctor (430,000) and Foreign Correspondent (301,000) were on par with previous results.

Michael Mosley: Queen Victoria’s Slum (276,000) and Insight (208,000) were SBS’s best titles as Tour de France had 132,000.

At breakfast Sunrise won the morning with 267,000 ahead of Today on 254,000. Later, Nine’s Today Extra (139,000) was just ahead of Seven’s The Morning Show (132,000) while Studio 10 had 69,000.

Afternoon results included The Chase (675,000 and 407,000), Hot Seat (577,000 and 331,000), Seven News at 4.30 (243,000), Seven News at 4 (216,000) and Nine Afternoon News (177,000).

See Tuesday 11 July 2017 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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