TV Ratings August 17, 2023: Gogglebox Australia is back and a brand-new addition has joined our favourite couch-warmers

Matty Jad and Lyon Gogglebox Season 18

Fans get a 1.5 hour dose of Home and Away

• The Cowboys took on the Sharks in NRL Thursday Night Footy

Total TV Ratings, August 10

824,000 watched Seven’s Home and AwayLate as Irene made a new friend and John got caught snooping, up 26%.

579,000 viewed Nine’s NRL Thursday Night Footy. The Sea Eagles took on the Panthers with Penrith taking the win, up 12%.

544,000 saw 10’s Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly as chihuahua Zali took issue with anyone that crossed her path, up 15%.

539,000 also caught Seven’s The Front Bar with Sam PangMick Molloy and Andy Maher, up 14%.

Overnight TV Ratings, August 17


Primetime News
Seven News 932,000 (6:00pm) / 909,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 704,000 (6:00pm) / 704,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 501,000
10 News First 209,000 (5:00pm)/ 145,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 136,000 (6:30pm)/ 100,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 583,000
7.30 404,000
The Project 186,000 6:30pm / 258,000 7pm

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 214,000
Today 182,000
News Breakfast 158,000

Nine won Thursday night with a primary share of 20.4% and a network share of 28.2%. 7Two and 10Bold have won multi channels with a 3.0% share each.

Nine’s A Current Affair (583,000) spoke to a grandmother who had police knock on her door, who said her only crime was trying to stop a childcare worker who has now been accused of abusing 91 children. Then, 278,000 watched NRL Thursday Night Footy. The Cowboys took on the Sharks with Cronulla taking the win, finishing 32 – 12. Thursday Night Knock-Off followed for 93,000. 260,000 also tuned into The Block from Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide, after the usual Wednesday night episode was moved to Thursday.

434,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away as Kirby was frosted out by her friends and Bree proposed a house swap while Justin tried to play hardball. Another double episode followed with 393,000 tuning in to see Mackenzie see red over Justin’s bad news and Eden was on the warpath while Felicity rallied the women of the Bay. 184,000 stayed on for What the Killer did Next which followed a murder investigation that lead police to discover a web of lies, control, secret lovers, torture and accusations leading to three arrests and a haunting murder trial. Then, it was time for The Front Bar. 302,000 watched panellists Sam Pang, Mick Molloy and Andy Maher talking about the world of AFL.

On 10, The Project’s (186,000 6:30pm / 258,000 7pm) Waleed Aly spoke to Broadway and Frozen superstar Idina Menzel via satellite and chatted with Lisa Lewis, an OnlyFans model and escort who has launched an anti-discrimination claim against the Northern Territory police force, claiming she was rejected based on her “declared history”. Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly then followed as Jack and Amelia’s dog was more baby than hound! 329,000 watched on. Then, it was the season 18 premiere of Gogglebox Australia. Our favourite friends and families were back to dissect another week of TV. In the premiere episode, our couch warmers — including brand new addition Lyon Fahd to Matty, Sarah Marie, Jad and Malik’s household — critiqued Binge’s FBoy Island and The Great Australian Bakeoff and Seven’s The Voice. 442,000 tuned in.

404,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 as Australia’s most popular carbon credit scheme was questioned by experts. Laura Tingle also interviewed Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and the program also looked at the push for more funding to develop the next generation of Matildas. 263,000 then watched Foreign Correspondent which highlighted how almost a year since widespread protests over women’s rights erupted on the streets of Iran, young Iranians are still defying the country’s repressive regime. Extraordinary Escapes was next with Sandi Toksvig taking the hilarious comedian and broadcaster Judi Love to Cumbria in front of 176,000. A repeat of Grand Designs New Zealand then followed as Roland and Lucienne Vanderwal teamed up with their son Michiel to build a home out of local schist in the middle of their central Otago vineyard. 169,000 tuned in.

The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Great Australian Walks with Julia Zemiro. This week’s episode was set in the hinterland west of Coffs Harbour on NSW’s north coast. Beginning in the magical town of Bellingen, host Julia Zemiro then drove up Waterfall Way to the subtropical town of Dorrigo. 196,000 watched on.

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