TV Ratings August 3, 2021: Olympics continues to produce gold for Seven


• Beauty and the Geek finale has over 600k for winner announcement

• Seven once again: #1 primary, network and multichannel
• Survivor serves up double tribal council but only one person goes home

Primetime News
Seven News 1,403,000/1,326,000
Nine News 1,061,000/987,000
ABC News 757,000
10 News First 379,000 (5:00pm)/ 232,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 143,000 (6:30pm) 47,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 720,000
7.30 561,000
The Project 272,000 (6:30pm)/406,000 (7pm)
The Drum 192,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 394,000
News Breakfast 245,000
Today 218,000

Late News
Nine News Late Edition 90,000
ABC Late News 59,000


Seven continues to enjoy a healthy winning streak thanks to its Olympics coverage, once again producing the #1 primary channel (31.6%), network (50.0%), and multichannel (13.6%) shares.

The highlights of the coverage yesterday was Australia’s unofficially winning its 15th gold medal thanks to the sailing, the Boomers winning their basketball semi-final over Argentina, The Kookaburras also making the gold medal match after defeating Germany and Harry Garside ending a 33-year streak of Australia not winning a medal in boxing.

Olympics Tokyo 2020 segment TV ratings:

Evening: 1,1143,000
Night: 1,016,000
Afternoon: 812,000
Late Night: 772,000
Late Afternoon: 601,000
Morning: 520,000


On Beauty and the Geek, 588,000 tuned in for the Grand Finale as Lachlan and Kiera won the $100,000, with 665,000 viewers watching the final winners announcement.

Lachlan and Kiera were paired together by host Sophie Monk in episode three, after being coupled with other Geeks and Beauties. 
The pair received the most votes from the eliminated contestants, ahead of George and Josie and Alexander and Eliza, following a Magic Mike dance challenge and a heartfelt pitch about their growth on the show.

No Weakest Link last night, instead Nine aired the movie Bad Moms which brought in 185,000.


The Project had 272,000 (6:30pm) and 406,000 (7:00pm) as the show discussed vaccine hesitancy and expired doses.

Australian Survivor had 595,000 viewers as both tribes went to tribal with only individual immunity on the line in the immunity challenge. The Brains chose to vote out Laura while Brawn voted out Shannon. In another twist, only one of the two was to go home with the four people that held individual immunity to decided who was safe. After Simon revealed Shannon’s betrayal of Chelsea, the four unanimously decided to vote her out.

The Cheap Seats then aired its third episode with an audience of 255,000 which was down on last week’s 286,000 viewers.


Ms Represented with Annabel Crabb had 411,000 viewers for its fourth episode and final episode. This follows the show having 469,000 viewers last week.


The top program on SBS last night was a Repeat of Who Do You Think You Are? featuring Cameron Daddo. Insight then followed with an episode based on people who lived lives undercover, which had 126,000 viewers.

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