• 1.1 million tune in to The Block in Total TV, lifting 51%
• 1.1 million also watch The Voice in Total TV
Total TV Ratings, August 8
1,198,000 viewed Nine’s The Block as the Blockheads continued renovating the studio bathrooms. Tensions rose between Leah and Steph, up 51%.
1,196,000 watched Seven’s The Voice Australia where eighteen-year-old Bella Mackenzie put her own spin on Taylor Swift’s Anti-Hero leaving the coaches in awe, up 28%.
968,000 also saw Seven’s Home and Away as Cash and Felicity cleared the air, up 23%.
566,000 tuned into ABC’s War on Waste as Craig Reucassel looked at the environmental cost of disposable fashion, up 23%.
Overnight TV Ratings, August 15
Seven News 876,000 (6:00pm) / 842,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 778,000 (6:00pm) / 754,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 506,000
10 News First 226,000 (5:00pm)/ 157,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 118,000 (6:30pm)/ 95,000 (7:00pm)
Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 586,000
The Project 160,000 6:30pm / 237,000 7pm
News Breakfast 142,000
Seven won Tuesday night with a primary share of 23.5% and a network share of 38.4%. 7Mate has won multi channels with a 10.1% share.
457,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away as Justin took on damage control for band Lyrik while Harper struggled to contain Dana and Kirby counselled a torn Rose. Then, 662,000 watched The Voice Australia. 17-year-old Giann Jordan showed her True Colours, overcoming her nerves to perform the Cyndi Lauper turning three chairs and cousins Tee Toleafoa and Raye Alapati, both 33, turned all four chairs with coach Rita Ora saying: “Talent here is another level!”. 378,000 then stayed on for the season two premiere of RFDS where staff shortages had the team working at their limits. Pete was forced to act outside his scope of practice when faced with a multi-casualty car accident.
Earlier in the evening, 486,000 tuned into a thrilling game of soccer as Spain took on Sweden in the FIFA Women’s World Cup – Semi Final. Spain took the win after scoring two goals (to Sweden’s one) in the final ten minutes, sending them straight through to the Finals.
Nine’s A Current Affair (586,000) spoke to the father of Elliot Foote, one of the Australians who was found after going missing off an Indonesian coast for two days, revealing how gut-wrenching it was waiting for news of his son’s survival after his friends were found without him. Then 597,000 tuned into The Block. It was six days until the studio room reveal and the Blockheads were still reeling after the controversial body corporate meeting where Leah and Ash called out Steph for having her dad work on House number four. Meanwhile, Ash was still furious with Kyle. 333,000 then stayed on for The Hundred with Andy Lee. Host Andy Lee was joined by Sophie Monk, Nazeem Hussein and Dave Thornton.
396,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 explored how a routine Sydney to Malaysia flight became a nightmare for hundreds of passengers onboard and also looked at how this week marks 50 years since the end of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War. Laura Tingle also interviewed Wynton Marsalis. Then, 340,000 watched Kitchen Cabinet as Independent Dai Le spoke to Annabel Crabb about how she survived war, cancer and pirates on her way to becoming a Western Sydney politician. 204,000 then stayed on for The Soundtrack of Australia before watching Our Vietnam War which showed how Australia became entangled in the war. 168,000 watched on.
On 10, The Project’s (160,000 6:30pm / 237,000 7pm) spoke to Steph Kennedy who revealed if it was gratifying to see the nation get behind her daughter, Alanna Kennedy, and the Matildas as they make history in the World Cup and explored how questions have been raised over the amount of time authorities took to remove a passenger who allegedly made bomb threats on the Malaysia Airlines flight. Then, it was a repeat of the heartwarming The Dog House Australia as Missy the Shih tzu was surrendered with her four offspring when her owner died and was looking for love. 169,000 tuned in before 317,000 watched The Cheap Seats as McDonald and Bracewell were joined by Mel Tracina, Amy Chapman and comedian Annie Louey.
The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Great Coastal Railway Journeys with 103,000 tuning in to see Michael Portillo in Bangor, County Down en route to the Northern Irish capital, Belfast.