• The Panthers took on the Eels in NRL Thursday Night Footy
Total TV Ratings, August 17
857,000 watched Seven’s Home and Away, up 23% while 789,000 saw Home and Away – Late as Mackenzie saw red over Justin’s bad news and Eden was on the warpath, up 26%.
764,000 tuned in for 10’s season 18 premiere of Gogglebox Australia where our favourite friends and families were back to dissect another week of TV, up 36%.
526,000 also saw Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly as Jack and Amelia’s dog was more baby than a hound, up 15%
501,000 viewed Nine’s NRL Thursday Night Footy where the Cowboys took on the Sharks with Cronulla taking the win, up 13%.
Overnight TV Ratings, August 24
Seven News 813,000 (6:00pm) / 795,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 738,000 (6:00pm) / 736,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 541,000
10 News First 187,000 (5:00pm)/ 118,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 140,000 (6:30pm)/ 109,000 (7:00pm)
Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 625,000
The Project 160,000 6:30pm / 241,000 7pm
News Breakfast 148,000
Nine won Thursday night with a primary share of 21.8% and a network share of 28.7%. 7Two and 10Bold both won multi channels with a 3.1% share each.
Nine’s A Current Affair (625,000) spoke to an emotional mother who is calling out the system that let down her daughter after she claims her little girl’s young sex offender was given a light sentence because of his appearance. Then, 166,000 watched the Panthers take on the Eels with Parramatta taking the win 32 – 18. Thursday Night Knock-Off followed for 119,000.
411,000 began their evening with one of three episodes of Seven’s Home and Away where Rose sought answers about her past. 363,000 then watched Home and Away – Late as Cash wanted to protect his sister and Felicity prepared to face her attacker. Air Crash Investigation followed for 193,000 which put the spotlight on a UK billionaire and his family who died in an Australian seaplane crash. 321,000 then watched panellists Sam Pang, Mick Molloy and Andy Maher talking about the world of AFL on The Front Bar.
On 10, The Project (160,000 6:30pm / 241,000 7pm) welcomed Sooshi Mango who have just opened their very own restaurant that looks like every Nonna’s home. The program also looked at how Qantas made a multi-billion during the last financial year, with the airline now set to buy new planes to modernise its fleet. Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly followed as Graeme met Labrador Rosa, Bulldog Frank and Terrier Griffiin for 317,000 before 385,000 watched another episode of Gogglebox Australia as our armchair experts watched Netflix’s Down for Love, Seven’s RFDS and were left breathless by Netflix’s The Deepest Breath. The series introduced professional Italian diver Alessia Zecchini, who later works with Stephen in her quest to conquer the dangerous Arch of Dahab, aka the Blue Hole, in Egypt. Our Goggleboxers were left in tears over the emotional story.
411,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 as Sarah Ferguson interviewed CEO of Qantas, Alan Joyce, plus the program looked at the questions raised over the risks of large-scale outsourcing within the Home Affairs department. 278,000 then watched Foreign Correspondent which highlighted Canadian Australian firefighters joining an international team in a desperate battle to help combat the nation’s worst forest fires in recorded history. 194,000 then stayed on for Extraordinary Escapes where comedy and acting star, Roisin Conaty joined Sandi for an escape in wild and windy Wales. 154,000 also watched a repeat of Grand Designs New Zealand where the O’Briens took on a challenging build: an off-the-grid monolith in the Marlborough Sounds, made all the more difficult by their living 19,300km away.
The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Great Australian Walks with Julia Zemiro with 188,000 tuning in to see the episode arrive in Goldfield’s country as Julia hits the track on a 21km walk winding through towns, rivers and villages.
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