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    TV Ratings August 20, 2023: Viewers tune into thrilling FIFA Women’s World Cup final between Spain and England

    • 1.5 million tune in to The Block in Total TV
    • 1.4 million view The Voice in Total TV

    Total TV Ratings, August 13

    1,519,000 watched Nine’s The Block as the first rooms of the season were unveiled, up 37%.

    1,433,000 watched Seven’s The Voice Australia as the fourth blind auditions took place, up 20%.

    838,000 saw ABC drama Bay of Fires where Frankie put Stella on trial in front of the townsfolk, and Airini got dangerously close to solving the case, up 73%.

    733,000 also tuned in for Restoration Australia where Anthony Burke met a couple turning a dilapidated orphanage into a family home, up 17%.

    448,000 joined Rodger Corser for the season premiere of season two of  10’s The Traitors, up 46%.

    Overnight TV Ratings, August 20


    Primetime News
    Seven News 960,000 (5.00 pm) / 537,000 (6.00 pm)
    Nine News 840,000 (6.00 pm) / 226,000 (9.30 pm)
    ABC News 483,000
    10 News First 177,000 (5:00 pm)/ 157,000 (6:00 pm)
    SBS World News 143,000 (6:30 pm)/ 85,000 (7:00 pm)

    Daily Current Affairs
    60 Minutes 360,000
    Insiders 333,000 
    The Sunday Project 189,000 (6:30pm) / 212,000 (7pm) 

    Breakfast TV
    Weekend Sunrise 214,000
    Weekend Today 150,000
    Weekend Breakfast 137,000

    Seven has won the night with a primary share of 45.5% and a network share of 51.7%. 7Mate has won multi channels with an 2.4% share.

    800,000 began their evening with Seven’s FIFA Women’s World Cup Final Pre-Game before 2,000,000 tuned into the thrilling match between Spain and England. 1,397,000 stayed on for the Post-Game. Spain a.k.a La Rojas became world champions, beating the Lionesses 1-0, with Olga Carmona scoring the match’s only goal. As for the overall tournament, the worldwide event broke attendance and TV records with co-hosts Australia and New Zealand putting on one hell of a show. Given that it was the first to be held in the southern hemisphere, it was a huge achievement for the land down under, with interest in women’s sports at an all-time high. Over the weekend, the Matildas played Sweden; however, a 2-0 loss, saw them place fourth overall, still an incredible achievement!

    Earlier in the afternoon, the Demons took on the Hawks in the AFL. Melbourne defeated Hawthorn finishing 13.9 (87) to 9.6 (60) in front of 210,000 viewers.

    778,000 viewers tuned into Nine’s The Block where $50,000 worth of prizes was up for grabs during the Studio room reveals. There was some seriously tough feedback from the judges; however, Steph and Gian received positive results winning with a score of 24.5/30. Then on 60 Minutes, 360,000 watched as the series put a spotlight on the disgraced Bill Cosby, who was known as a much-loved actor and comedian. But his public persona hid an evil truth with scores of women accusing him of being a sexual predator. 

    Earlier in the afternoon, the Raiders took on the Bulldogs live from GIO Stadium. Canberra beat Greater Western Sydney 36-24 in front of 219,000.

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    138,000 watched ABC’s Compass where the question was asked, is money the root of all evil? Indira Naidoo was joined by a panel for a thought-provoking discussion on why money has such a hold on us. Then, it was time for Restoration Australia. 337,000 watched as a charming old Queenslander travelled 800 kilometres south of the tropics to an eco-village, needing a complete retrofit to become uber energy efficient. Then, 245,000 stayed on for Bay of Fires as Frankie continued to lose support and Stella and Jeremiah teamed up to sabotage her. 77,000 also watched the final of The Beast Must Die where Frances struggled to deal with the fallout of her attempt to punish the man who killed her son. 

    Earlier, 88,000 tuned in for a repeat of Bluey, where Bluey and Bingo wanted Dad all to themselves until they discovered he had some gross habits!

    On 10The Sunday Project (189,000 (6:30pm) / 212,000 (7pm) ) looked at new details that are emerging surrounding the suspected death cap mushroom poisonings. While more questions remain unanswered, the program highlighted what we know so far. The panel also welcomed Oscar-winning designer Catherine Martin to the desk. Then, 161,000 saw a repeat of The Dog House Australia: Celebrity Edition which featured Denise Scott, Australian Survivor champion Mark Wales and his Survivor wife Sam, and tennis legend Mark Philippoussis, who were all in search of the perfect pooch. 92,000 then watched US drama F.B.I.

    The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Colosseum. The episode looked at the public execution of criminals that was a staple in the Colosseum, but during Trajan’s 123 days of games in 107 AD, one of these victims was no ordinary prisoner. 64,000 tuned in.

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