• It was a disastrous day for The Blockheads on The Block
• 1.2 million tune into The Voice in Total TV
Total TV Ratings, August 22
1,249,000 watched Seven’s The Voice Australia as Trisha Godinet, 31, mesmerised all four coaches with At Last by Etta James, up 21%.
1,130,000 tuned in for Nine’s The Block. Still reeling from the judge’s comments on Sunday, Liberty struggled to find the motivation to continue with the Work From Home space, up 44%.
897,000 also saw Seven’s Home and Away as Justin fought for Theo’s music career, up 21%.
884,000 tuned in for Seven’s RFDS where Pete discovered an emergency intervention he performed had had major repercussions, up 44%.
734,000 tuned in for ABC’s Kitchen Cabinet where Peter Dutton spoke to Annabel Crabb, up 29%.
Overnight TV Ratings, August 29
Seven News 931,000 (6:00pm) / 906,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 843,000 (6:00pm) / 833,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 544,000
10 News First 207,000 (5:00pm)/ 144,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 136,000 (6:30pm)/ 105,000 (7:00pm)
Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 699,000
The Project 186,000 6:30pm / 320,000 7pm
News Breakfast 149,000
Seven won Tuesday night with a primary share of 24.9% and a network share of 32.9%. 7mate has won multi channels with a 3.3% share.
432,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away as Kirby clashed with Forrest, Cash stepped up for Harper and Dana and Alf wanted Roo back in the Bay. The Voice Australia was up next as the second round of Callbacks took place. Grouping their remaining artists into trios, superstar coaches sent one artist from each group straight to The Battles, gifted another a second chance at The Ultimate Callback and sent the third home. Rita Ora faced an impossible decision after her trio performed: “The best callback” she had ever seen. 661,000 tuned in. 375,000 then sat down for RFDS where still reeling from the gut punch of Eliza’s return, Pete was forced to work with her, tasked with the retrieval of a 4-year-old boy in a mysterious, but life-threatening condition. Then, 142,000 watched Ambulance: Code Red.
Nine’s A Current Affair (699,000) investigated brothers Eric and Mark Shumsky, both in their 60s, who allegedly defrauded an elderly woman of $349,000. Then, 585,000 watched The Block. It was a disastrous few days on Charming Street as Kristy crashed her car into a pole, Eliza and Liberty were told off for working in chaos and Steph fell in a hole and had to be checked out by the medics. It was also Waterproof Wednesday with only three of the five houses making it in time. The Hundred with Andy Lee then followed as Andy Lee was joined by Mike Goldstein, Kate Langbroek and Joel Creasey for 324,000.
On 10, The Project’s (186,000 6:30pm / 320,000 7pm) Waleed Aly sat down with Leigh Sales and welcomed Shark Tank Australia’s Sabri Suby to the desk. The season premiere of Shark Tank Australia then followed with 237,000 watching on. Our brand-new sharks armed with their own cash, and brand-new Aussie entrepreneurs were ready to enter a brand-new Tank for the chance to change their lives forever. Putting his best foot forward, Victorian entrepreneur and podiatrist, Thien wowed all five Sharks with Stryda, an insole made from cork that can be slipped into any shoe. As the only insole made with over 90% cork and impressive margins to back, Sharks Suby, Davie Foggarty, Jane Lu and Robert Herjavec banded together, to offer $50,000 for 40% equity. 293,000 also tuned into The Cheap Seats.
460,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 explore the push to ban new household gas connections that are gaining momentum; however, the gas lobby are fighting back. The program also looked at the cash-stuffing method that’s gained popularity as a budgeting hack and also went inside the West Gate Tunnel Project. 388,000 then watched Kitchen Cabinet as Annabel Crabb spoke to Minister Linda Burney who told the remarkable tale of her childhood. AI vs Human: The Creativity Experiment followed for 180,000 as Rad Yeo explored the “creep” of generative AI – from performing a ChatGPT written comedy routine to a portrait painting robot. Our Vietnam War followed for 155,000.
The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Great Coastal Railway Journeys with 120,000 tuning in to see Michael Portillo alight at Wareham to visit Dorset’s internationally renowned Jurassic Coast. Exploring its geology, he discovers black gold locked into its rocks and visits one of the county’s oldest oil fields.
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