TV Ratings August 2, 2021: #1’s across the board: Olympics continues winning streak for Seven


• No Brains: Survivor features all-time bungled vote

• Beauty and the Geek down to final three teams

Primetime News
Seven News 1,406,000/1,347,000
Nine News 1,070,000/974,000
ABC News 707,000
10 News First 395,000 (5:00pm)/ 280,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 152,000 (6:30pm) 104,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 786,000
7.30 559,000
The Project 287,000 (6:30pm)/403,000 (7pm)
The Drum 182,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 362,000
Today 246,000
News Breakfast 228,000


Seven has continued its hot streak with the top primary (35.8%), network (50.7%) and multichannel (11.0%) share last night, a feat the broadcaster has achieved for every night of the Olympics so far.

Some of the notable events that helped drive these ratings included the Opals comeback win, the Matilda’s semi-final loss, and the 62 yeard old Andrew Hoy winning two medals in equestrian events.

Olympics Tokyo 2020 segment TV ratings:

Night: 1,439,000
Evening: 1,078,000
Late Night: 1,000,000
Afternoon: 763,000
Late Afternoon: 713,000
Morning: 499,000


On Nine Beauty and the Geek had 519,000 viewers as the show got down to the final three teams.

The final challenge showed what the team had learned by the Geeks going speed dating, and the beauties played Dungeons & Dragons. 

The top two teams were Lachlan and Kiera and George and Josie. That meant they were safe from elimination and straight through to the Grand Finale.

Sam and Aira, James and Jess and Alexander and Eliza then had to compete for the remaining Grand Finale spot in a challenge called Chain Reaction, where the pairs were chained to each other on top of rolling platforms and had to unlock 10 different padlocks one at a time. The 10 keys were hung from the ceiling but weren’t numbered according to their matching padlocks.

Alexander and Eliza showed superior teamwork and focus and were able to secure the last spot in the finale.

An episode of Botched followed, bringing in 213,000 viewers.

Footy Classified had 62,000. 


The Project had 287,000 (6:30pm) and 403,000 (7:00pm) as the show covered the extended lockdown in Queensland and vaccine passports.

On Survivor the tribes were switched around but the Brains tribe did not get much brainier. A bungled vote from Cara saw her alliance squander a majority and opened the door to eliminating Big D after trying to split the vote.

The episode had 603,000 viewers which was down on last Monday’s 627,000

Have You Been Paying Attention? followed with 477,000 as the show was joined by Glenn Robbins, Marty Sheargold, Anne Edmonds and Kitty Flanagan.


Australian Story centred on Australian basketball legend Luc Longley and brought in 515,000 viewers. This was followed by Four Corners with 415,000 and then Media Watch had 365,000 viewers.


The top non-news program last night was a repeat of Becoming Bond with 115,000.

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