TV Ratings August 21, 2023: The Bushwackers perform I Am Australian with a shock revelation

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Leah breaks down as Work From Home week begins on The Block

• 1.3 million tune in for The Block in Total TV
• 1.2 million watch The Voice in Total TV

Total TV Ratings, August 14

1,310,000 watched Nine’s The Block where a Body Corporate meeting was called over Steph’s dad who worked on House Four without being paid or inducted, up 42%.

1,252,000 tuned in for Seven’s The Voice Australia. David Aumua, 24, blew the coaches away with his inspirational performance of You Say by Lauren Daigle, up 24%.

992,000 also viewed Seven’s Home and Away where Eden wondered if he could trust Cash, up 20%.

933,000 saw 10’s Have You Been Paying Attention? as Alan DaviesUrzila CarlsonMarty SheargoldMelanie Bracewell and Ed Kavalee were put to the test, up 35%.

750,000 joined the team of ABC’s Back Roads as Heather Ewart headed to Tasmania with two intrepid line dancers, up 11%.

Overnight TV Ratings, August 21

Primetime News
Seven News 959,000 (6:00pm) / 947,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 803,000 (6:00pm) / 786,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 611,000
10 News First 206,000 (5:00pm)/ 171,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 146,000 (6:30pm)/ 106,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 671,000
7.30 478,000
The Project 199,000 6:30pm / 291,000 7pm

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 216,000
Today 198,000
News Breakfast 144,000

Seven won Monday night with a primary share of 22.9% and a network share of 31.4%. 7Two has won multi channels with a 3.3% share.

470,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away as Cash made an enemy and Felicity was torn, while Harper and Dana’s secret was sprung! Then, 681,000 watched The Voice Australia. Coach Jessica Mauboy was shocked when she turned around to see The Bushwackers, two men in their 70s who had helped her win a competition when she was just 14 years old. In addition to this, it turned out that one of the members, Dobe Newtown had co-written the iconic I Am Australian with Bruce Woodley from The Seekers. Amazing! It was a must-see performance and you can watch the nostalgic and incredible performance below!

SEE ALSO: The Voice recap episode 7: Coach Jess’ emotional reunion with The Bushwackers

Nine’s A Current Affair (671,000) put the spotlight on two brave mums united by grief who are pleading for change following the deaths of two Queensland teens. Then, it was time for The Block. It was the start of Work From Home week and Leah was struggling with feedback from the Studio Room Reveals. Kristy and Brett’s luck changed as they discovered their house stumps were old-fashioned pine timber and not compliant with the modern age. 619,000 tuned in. 281,000 then saw Missing Persons Investigation Unit as police launched two large-scale searches to find a father of two who goes missing off the WA coast, and a navy veteran lost in hazardous bushland.

SEE ALSO: The Block Recap Episode 10: Leah breaks down and Steph decides to give unsolicited advice

On 10, The Project’s (199,000 6:30pm / 291,000 7pm) Sam Taunton spoke to the kids of Abbotsford Primary School to see what they think of sports and how we could make sports even better and the panel looked at how a new ovarian cancer test could mean thousands of Aussie women could forego the life-altering, invasive surgery required to diagnose the disease. The Traitors then followed as Ash Pollard was outed as a Traitor and eliminated. 268,000 tuned in. Have You Been Paying Attention? followed as Tom Gleisner put Julia Morris, Tim McDonald, Bron Lewis, Jason Leong and Ed Kavalee to the test to see if they’ve been paying attention for 521,000.

478,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 put the spotlight on the Nuix insider who lifted the lid on the share market disaster that cost investors billions. Sarah Ferguson also interviewed Jennifer Westacott and the team met one of the world’s emerging orchestra conductors who is breaking the mould. Then, 434,000 stayed on for Back Roads. During the episode, the team left Australian shores, travelling to our closest northern neighbour, Papua New Guinea. 392,000 then watched Four Corners, which looked at the AFL and how it is the only major sporting code that hasn’t had a single elite male player publicly identify as gay. Louise Milligan investigated the AFL’s culture and asked what has created this silence. 408,000 also tuned in for Media Watch and 185,000 saw Q&A, where the panel discussed how artists use their platform to make change and Tina Arena performed.

The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Robson Green’s Weekend Escapes with 93,000 tuning in to see Robson joined by Hairy Biker Si King on his quest to find new ways of spending time in the Great Outdoors. 

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