TV Ratings August 2, 2023: Did fans tune into the season five premiere of Thank God You’re Here?

Aaron Chen Thank God You're Here

Viewers turn to Gruen on the ABC

• 960k tune in for the season finale of Utopia in Total TV
• 980k watch Home and Away in Total TV

Total TV Ratings, July 26

963,000 tuned into the season finale of ABC’s Utopia where Nat and Ash worked on who owned the title of a historic project, up 38%.

948,000 watched Seven’s Home and Away as Theo choked at Lyrik’s launch and Felicity was haunted by her assault, up 26%.

831,000 saw Gruen where host Wil Anderson was joined by Todd Sampson, Kirsty Muddle, Karen Ferry and Russel Howcroft to the panel, up 34%.

476,000 sat down for a repeat of Travel Guides as our explorers headed to the Red Centre for Australia’s most iconic holiday, up 8%.

373,000 viewed 10’s brand-new Aussie flick, The Appleton Ladies’ Potato RaceThe film followed Penny (Claire van der Boom) as she returned to her childhood home in time for Appleton’s ‘world famous’ potato race, up 38%.

Overnight TV Ratings, August 2

Primetime News
Seven News 920,000 (6:00pm) / 905,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 735,000 (6:00pm) / 719,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 549,000
10 News First 217,000 (5:00pm)/ 162,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 134,000 (6:30pm)/ 117,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 611,000
7.30 486,000
The Project 180,000 6:30pm / 279,000 7pm

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 209,000
Today 192,000
News Breakfast 152,000

Seven won Wednesday night with a primary share of 19.0% and a network share of 27.4%. 7Two has won multi channels with a 3.0% share.

456,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away where Rose met Mali’s mother and Eden supported a broken Cash. 322,000 and 317,000 then watched two episodes of Border Security: Australia’s Front Line where a man with a shadowy past claimed to be a devoted father; however, doubts arose as his dark history was revealed. Then, 252,000 watched a repeat of the documentary feature John Farnham: Finding the Voice. 

Nine’s A Current Affair (611,000) spoke with parents Renee and Troy who have applied for over 60 rental properties for their family of four, after their old home gave them a 60-day vacation notice. They have called for leaders to make a change. “Something has to be done, we need to change something,” Renee said. Then, 413,000 watched a repeat of Travel Guides. Our intrepid explorers went on a road trip in the Deep South of the USA, before 179,000 watched film Edge of Tomorrow (2014) about a soldier fighting in a war with aliens who finds himself caught in a time loop of his last day in the battle and must continue to relive his death until he can find a way to defeat them.

On 10, The Project (180,000 6:30pm / 279,000 7pm) welcomed Brett Connellan who survived a NSW shark attack in 2016 and who said he was not in favour of shark nets. The program also looked at the government’s $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund bill which has been reintroduced into parliament but is still being opposed by the Coalition and Greens. Then, after a 14-year hiatus, Aaron ChenJulia Zemiro, Urzila Carlson and Mark Bonanno walked through the infamous blue door in the season five premiere of Thank God You’re Here. 684,000 saw host Celia Pacquola throw the stars of comedy into scenarios with no idea what was about to happen. Icon Glenn Robbins surprised fans as the guest judge (originally taken on by Tom Gleisner) before an all-in group challenge saw Dancing with the Stars’ Todd McKenney also take part. Zemiro was named the episode’s “Bachelor of Bulls–t”. Five Bedrooms then followed as Ben (Steve Peacocke) launched himself as a BnB accommodation provider.  217,000 tuned in.

486,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 explore the clinic with ties to a cult that teaches that disability is “karma” and has received thousands of dollars under the NDIS scheme. Sarah Ferguson also interviewed Beatles icon, Paul McCartney. 461,000 also watched Hard Quiz, before 480,000 tuned in for Gruen with Anderson joined by Sampson, Liana Rossi, Priya Patel and Howcroft. 163,000 then stayed on for another hilarious instalment of ABC comedy Gold Diggers. During the episode, Gert (Claire Lovering) found a job, while Marigold (Danielle Walker) found love with a hot, sweet miner. 

The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Who The Bloody Hell Are We? with 101,000 tuning in to see Adam Liaw deftly sidestep nearly 200 years of racial stereotyping, embarking on a journey to find out how people of Chinese descent fit into Australia’s story.

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