TV Ratings August 3, 2023: Drama on Home and Away leads to top in prime time entertainment

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FIFA Women’s World Cup scores 1.46 million in Total TV

• The Sea Eagles took on the Roosters in NRL Thursday Night Footy
• Fans catch up on Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly in Total TV

Total TV Ratings, July 27

1,464,000 showed their support for the Matilda’s in the FIFA Women’s World Cup on Seven, up 12%.

793,000 also tuned into Session One of day one of the fifth Ashes test match on Nine, up 18% while 555,000 watched Session Two, up 20%.

551,000 watched 10’s Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly, as dog whisperer Graeme Hall met an Aussie cattle dog with a rather unusual quirk. up 22%.

Overnight TV Ratings, August 3

Primetime News
Seven News 850,000 (6:00pm) / 838,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 759,000 (6:00pm) / 743,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 556,000
10 News First 199,000 (5:00pm)/ 139,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 127,000 (6:30pm)/ 109,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 594,000
7.30 444,000
The Project 172,000 6:30pm / 261,000 7pm

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 222,000
Today 186,000
News Breakfast 150,000

Nine won Thursday night with a primary share of 21.4% and a network share of 29.3%. 7Two has won multi channels with a 3.4% share.

Nine’s A Current Affair (594,000) explored how police are appealing for help to track down convicted killer Keith Lees, who is now wanted over the unsolved murder of his former partner Meaghan Louise Rose. Then, 289,000 tuned in for NRL Thursday Night Footy. The Roosters took on the Sea Eagles with Easts beating Manly 26 – 16. Nathan Brown was sent off within 30 seconds of coming onto the field after a high shot on Sea Eagles forward Ben Trbojevic. 104,000 then watched Thursday Night Knock Off.

445,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away as Mali made up ground with his mum and Theo’s humiliation was compounded. Marilyn also tried to voice her concerns to Alf. A second episode followed as 389,000 tuned in to see Kirby flirt with a potential solo career and Eden worry for Cash’s state of mind. Then, 173,000 saw What the Killer Did Next where a man reported finding a woman dead in a hotel room with a suicide note next to her; however, police suspect there was more to her death. 356,000 then tuned in for The Front Bar.

444,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 explored the rise in fatal police shootings across Australia over the past 12 months and Sarah Ferguson interviewed Leslie Caldwell. 308,000 then watched Foreign Correspondent where the program looked at the thousands of statues stolen from temples across Cambodia which are sold to collectors and museums and are being tracked down as part of a global treasure hunt. 219,000 then watched A Life in Ten Pictures: Ella Fitzgerald, where a handful of iconic photographs and snapshots revealed a new story of Ella Fitzgerald.

On 10, The Project (172,000 6:30pm / 261,000 7pm) spoke with Jacob who suffers from an excruciating genetic skin disease that causes pain likened to having third-degree burns. Now, there is hope in a treatment gel, but accessing the treatment does not come cheap. Plus the panel highlighted Taylor Swift’s “Bonus Era”, with the singer reportedly giving $75 million in bonuses to the crew working on The Eras Tour. 324,000 also watched Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly where Graeme attempted to play cupid between Dan and his companion dog, Tinka. A repeat of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit was then watched by 115,000.

The highest-rating non-news show on SBS was Inside Sydney Airport with 129,000 tuning in to see witness a busy Christmas Season. The airport was thrown into jeopardy of a shutdown with the discovery of an unidentified white powder on board an incoming flight. Speculation mounted about whether the powder was harmless, or the deadly terror weapon anthrax.

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