TV Ratings August 22: Cricket and NRL give Nine primary win

• The Bachelor & Gogglebox give 10 two demo winners

Thursday Week 34 2019

• Nine’s combo of cricket and NRL gives it fifth primary win
• The Bachelor & Gogglebox give 10 two demo winners
• AFL Squadron star Garry Lyon enters Seven’s The Front Bar

• Seven News 961,000/905,000
• Nine News 840,000/859,000
• A Current Affair 718,000
• ABC News 629,000
• 7.30 500,000
• The Project 247,000/461,000
• 10 News First 378,000
• The Drum 197,000
• SBS World News 194,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 285,000
• Today 209,000


Home and Away dipped to 591,000 after 651,000 on Wednesday and two nights closer to 700,000 at the start of the week.

The Front Bar delivered arguably its best episode of the year last night. The program has been featuring AFL Squadron clips from the early 1990s with host Garry Lyon and has been requesting a guest appearance from Lyon each week. He finally turned up for the final round of the year and he delivered plenty of laughs as he recalled some of the program’s highlights. The show even found two guests from the AFL Squadron quiz who related how the appearances had been life changing. Hosts Mick, Sam and Andy also paid tributes to Lyon’s football skills from his years playing for Melbourne and the Victorian state side. The program did 419,000 with 252,000 in Melbourne where it was equal #2 program for the night.

Viewers in other markets saw My House and other Animals at 8.30pm.


Nine has won all five nights so far this week in primary share, and four of the five in combined channel share.

A combo of cricket and rugby league was the difference last night.
A Current Affair bobbed just over 700,000 for its fourth night of the week.

The cricket was on and off during the first day of the Third Ashes Test in Leeds. The first session did 402,000 across Nine and 9Gem. The lunch break attracted 303,000 and the second session was on 277,000.

The Bulldogs were victorious in their NRL clash with the Eels in front of 332,000 – Sydney was on 209,000 with Brisbane on 102,000.


After being just under 450,000 on Wednesday, The Project lifted to just over that last night. The episode finished strongly with Rove followed by author Bill Bryson.

The Bachelor was then both #1 entertainment show and #1 under 50. The audience of 709,000 was up on Wednesday’s 653,000.

Gogglebox wasn’t far behind on 669,000 and it is able to claim #2 under 50 and #2 entertainment show.


Escape from the City was snooping around the NSW Central Coast with 386,000.
Part two of Little Women then did 134,000.


The final episode of the channel’s brilliant Australian drama The Hunting drew a crowd of 235,000.

Earlier in the night Going Places with Ernie Dingo was on 158,000 with Gourmet Farmer following on 160,000.
At 9.30pm a repeat of Titanic New Evidence did 118,000.

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