TV Ratings August 25, 2023: Essendon fall to the Pies with their lowest score of the season

The Cowboys smashed the Dolphins 34-10

• The Warriors showed up the Dragons in Auckland

Total TV Ratings, August 18

Seven’s Friday Night AFL topped total TV, increasing by 1% to reach a total audience of 766,000. 

ABC had the program with the highest lift on total TV as Gardening Australia lifted 18% for 570,000. 

On Nine, A Current Affair increased by 7% to deliver a total TV audience of 681,000.

Overnight TV Ratings, August 25

Seven inched out the Friday night primary channel shares with 24.2% and also won the network share section with 35.7%. 7TWO won the multichannels with 4.1%.

In the AFL, Collingwood went head-to-head with Essendon as the game ended 101-31 in front of 373,000 on Seven’s Friday Night AFL. 241,000 Melbourne residents tuned in to watch the match. Earlier in the night, The Chase aired to 297,000, while Better Homes and Gardens saw 371,000 as Joh and Pete visited the crew.


Nine’s Friday night NRL pulled in an audience of 232,000 as the Cowboys showed up the Dolphins ending with 34-10. Nine’s top program of the night was A Current Affair which saw 515,000 tune in as the program showcased the youth crime capital in Australia on edge after a brutal security guard attack.

On ABC, Gardening Australia topped entertainment with 338,000, as Costa explored lawn-lookalikes.

On 10, 239,000 tuned into the new episode of Location, Location, Location and Have You Been Paying Attention? clocked 155,000 viewers. 

The highest-rated non-news program on SBS was World’s Most Scenic River Journeys with 75,000.


Fox Footy for Friday saw Collingwood beat out Essendon. The final score was 101-31. 152,000 tuned in for the match.

The Dolphins V Cowboys match on Fox League came in first on the chart with the Cowboys smashing the Dolphins 34-10 at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. 185,000 tuned in. 146,000 tuned in to watch the Warriors show up the Dragons 18-6.

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