Who Do you Think You Are? soars for SBS, challenges 7:30, House Rules.

Ratings: Who knew Dr. Karl was so popular, as the biggest damn show on SBS in over a year?

SBS has drawn a knockout crowd for Who Do You Think You Are? 

Last night’s episode featuring Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki pulled 479,000 viewers. That was the highest rating show across 2018 and 2019 -excluding the World Cup– and helped SBS to their highest audience share all year at 10.4%.

Dr. Karl proved more popular than episodes this season with Scott Cam, Marta Dusseldorp and Jennifer Byrne.

The show also challenged 7:30 on 481,000 and Seven’s House Rules at 556,000 and pushed ABC’s Recording Studio into 5th place from 8pm.

The Voice won the slot and the older demos at 856,000 while MasterChef Australia won the younger demo with a total audience of 618,000.

Nine network won Tuesday with 29.8% then Seven 26.9%, 10 17.8%, ABC 15.0% and SBS 10.4%.

Nine News was 969,000 / 964,000 for Nine. A Current Affair pulled 810,000 then The Big Bang Theory (593,000 / 433,000), Hot Seat (550,000 / 339,000) and Timeless (157,000).

Seven News was #1 with 1.08m / 1.01m for Seven then Home & Away (686,000) and The Chase (606,000 / 364,000). Andrew Denton: Interview drew 414,000 and God Friended Me was 162,000.

The Project drew 447,000 / 266,000 for 10 the 10 News First (404,000), Mr. Black (341,000), Celebrity Name Game (231,000) and NCIS (221,000).

ABC News (677,000) was best for ABC. Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure drew 303,000 then The Recording Studio (286,000), Princess Margaret: The Royal Rebel (226,000) and The Drum (220,000).

Elsewhere on SBS it was Insight (295,000), SBS World News (158,000), Dateline (132,000), Mastermind (105,000) and Michael Mosley: Reset: 85,000.

ABC KIDS’ Rusty Rivets (173,000) topped multichannels.

Sunrise: 302,000
Today: 210,000
News Breakfast: 121,000 / 42,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 21 May 2019

23 Responses

  1. Relating to ABC news in Sydney, it has a new set! Similar (not quite as large) to the ten set up. Presenter is front of a large screen… Looking more modern, with the new look desk. Nice work ABC Sydney!

  2. I think Dr. Karl should be featured more on television as a scientist. Sleek Geeks with Dr. Karl and Adam Spencer was a good show and was a good way of getting younger people interested in science.

  3. House Rules following the same old scripts.
    week 1 – “Jamie’s back”, week 2, “wow” I want that, week 3 “tear jerker” doing it for mum
    week 4 “baddies v bullies, week 5 “10 out of 10” etc etc….. on top of absolute tacky renovations.

  4. Time to pull all those extra Name Game Encores and drive people to the 6pm showing who really like it.
    Be interesting to see if Masterchef will grow more and over take the voice.

    1. 10 listened to me. 😀 Name Game is only on at 6pm with next day 8:30am encore. If this doesn’t change let’s see if 6pm gets a bump with 4 less showings of each episode.

  5. I am going to be a blubbering mess by the time The Recording Studio finishes. Love this show. I am wondering if anyone knows why Grant Denyer introduces himself on his show as ‘TVs Grant Denyer’? Sounds strange to me

      1. I cringed when I sampled an episode and realised Grant had ripped off all of Ferguson’s CNG schtick. The thunder and lightning bit was hilarious when Ferguson did it but Denyer attempting to copy it looks try hard and amateur. Reminds me of Vizard’s Letterman rip off.

    1. Hah! I pointed out a couple of weeks back that HR wasn’t much higher than The Chase and was taken to task here (probably a fan) challenging there was no connection.

      All 7.30 shows are down this year but I think House rules has a loyal viewer base. Seven really needs to replace it with something new in 2020.

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