• Penrith took on the Sea Eagles in the NRL
Total TV Ratings, August 3
897,000 watched Seven’s Home and Away as Mali made up ground with his mum and Theo’s humiliation was compounded, up 25%. 812,000 also sat down for Seven’s Home and Away – Late as Kirby flirted with a potential solo career, up 29%.
539,000 also caught Seven’s The Front Bar, up 12%.
513,000 viewed 10’s Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly where Graeme attempted to play cupid between Dan and his companion dog, Tinka, up 16%.
505,000 tuned into Nine’s NRL Thursday Night Footy. The Roosters took on the Sea Eagles with Easts beating Manly 26 – 16, up 11%.
Overnight TV Ratings, August 10
Seven News 867,000 (6:00pm) / 846,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 748,000 (6:00pm) / 727,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 550,000
10 News First 225,000 (5:00pm)/ 146,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 139,000 (6:30pm)/ 126,000 (7:00pm)
Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 604,000
The Project 198,000 6:30pm / 281,000 7pm
News Breakfast 140,000
Nine won Thursday night with a primary share of 21.3% and a network share of 28.5%. 10Bold and 10Peach have won multi channels with a 3.1% share each.
Nine’s A Current Affair (604,000) spoke to an Aussie family who escaped from the devastating Hawaii fires, saying “it’s been a tough 24 hours” after finally making it to safety. Then, 329,000 sports fans sat down for a night in with NRL Thursday Night Footy. The Sea Eagles took on the Panthers with Penrith taking the win, finishing 24 – 12. Despite a gallant effort in the first half, the loss most likely means that Manly will finish outside of the top eight. Thursday Night Knock Off then followed with 108,000 tuning in.
457,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away as Irene made a new friend and John got caught snooping. Another double episode followed with 393,000 tuning in to see Cash reconnect with an old friend and Rose hunt for her biological father while Xander and Rose didn’t see eye to eye. 220,000 viewers then stayed on for What the Killer Did Next, where a woman, who was last seen a week after her wedding was reported missing. Even though family and friends received postcards and emails from her, they hadn’t spoken to her. 364,000 then joined Sam Pang, Mick Molloy and Andy Maher for The Front Bar.
On 10, The Project (198,000 6:30pm / 281,000 7pm) welcomed comedian Dara O’Briain via satellite and put the spotlight on how many Aboriginal communities have more pressing concerns than the Voice Referendum. Writer Ben Abbatangelo visited Doomadgee in Queensland’s far northwest, a town where unnecessary death means some voices will never be heard. Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly then followed as chihuahua Zali took issue with anyone that crossed her path and a groodle in the running for Australia’s most loving dog award, has an addiction to flying the coop. 348,000 tuned in.
457,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 who looked at the locals in Leongatha who are still reeling from the deaths of three people from suspected mushroom poisoning. Sarah Ferguson also interviewed Nick Coyle, while the program also put the spotlight on illicit tobacco which has become a thriving trade, costing billions in lost tax revenue. Foreign Correspondent then followed for 272,000 as the series detailed the Indian Modi Government, which is being accused of waging a war on Bollywood, the country’s most powerful cultural force. Extraordinary Escapes was next with 209,000 joining Sandi Toksvig and award-winning comedian Eddie Izzard for a trip through the Republic of Ireland’s most picturesque counties, before 165,000 tuned into a repeat of Grand Designs New Zealand.
The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Great Australian Walks with Julia Zemiro with 191,000 tuning in to see actor, comedian and TV personality Julia Zemiro visit Point Nepean (just over 100km outside of Melbourne) setting off on a 13.75km walk around the breath-taking peninsula.