TV Ratings August 30, 2023: An epic breakdancing challenge on The Block saw one team win $10k

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Hamish Blake makes appearance on Thank God You’re Here

• 1.15 million watch The Voice in Total TV
1 million tune in for The Block in Total TV

Total TV Ratings, August 23

1,155,000 watched Seven’s The Voice Australia 2023 as 20-year-old bellboy Christian Ellis shared how singing gave him something to live for, up 27%.

1,094,000 tuned in for Nine’s watched The Block. Due to the fact they had to restump their entire home, Kristy and Brett were told they could work ahead, up 45%.

1,008,000 viewed ABC’s season premiere of Matt Okine and Denise Scott’s Mother and Son, up 52%.

862,000 saw 10’s Thank God You’re Here as Celia Pacquola sent actor Virginia Gay and comedians Guy MontgomeryDanielle Walker and Aaron Chen through the blue door, up 46%.

Overnight TV Ratings, August 30

Primetime News
Seven News 866,000 (6:00pm) / 850,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 825,000 (6:00pm) / 827,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 511,000
10 News First 214,000 (5:00pm)/ 162,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 124,000 (6:30pm)/ 105,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 636,000
7.30 408,000
The Project 193,000 6:30pm / 279,000 7pm

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 213,000
Today 182,000
News Breakfast 150,000

Nine won Wednesday night with a primary share of 21.9% and a network share of 30.8%. 7Two has won multi channels with a 3.2% share.

Nine’s A Current Affair’s (636,000) Ally Langdon sat down for a one-on-one interview with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. Langdon got to the heart of the Voice to Parliament in a special edition of the program after it was announced the referendum would take place on October 14. Then, 578,000 tuned into The Block. During the episode, Gian hit a roadblock when there was trouble with his stonemason, who failed to have the correct documentation to be inducted. Then, all of the Blockheads participated in a hilarious, yet cringe breakdancing challenge, where Eliza and Liberty took away $10,000. After her fall during the August 29 episode, Steph raised eyebrows when she delivered a performance sans any sign of injury. 261,000 then watched Luxe Listings Sydney as Gavin met his team at a mega-mansion and D’Leanne pursued new recruits. 

SEE ALSO: The Block Recap Episode 16: Gian has induction issues and the breakdancing challenge…happens

408,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away as questions were raised about whether Dana had sabotaged her own case and Samuel re-entered Rose’s orbit. 327,000 then watched the first of two episodes of Border Security: Australia’s Front Line. During the episode, officers uncovered a surprising secret inside a shipping container from China. Then, in a repeat episode, viewed by 312,000, a woman acting suspiciously was stopped at the border and officers were shocked by what she was hiding. Two episodes of Without Sin followed for 152,000 and 110,000 as Stella dove headfirst into finding out who really killed her daughter.

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On 10, The Project’s (193,000 6:30pm / 279,000 7pm) looked at how one year ago, 65% of the country supported the Voice to Parliament, but now support is sitting at 48%. Labor Senator Penny Wong explained what she thinks happened. The panel was also joined by comedian and Hit Network’s Tommy Little who spoke about his new kid’s book, Who Took My Nuts. Thank God You’re Here then followed as Ross Noble, Emma Holland, He Huang and TV host and radio legend Hamish Blake went through the blue door. Blake’s appearance marked 14 years since he had first stepped onto the show’, while one of Australia’s biggest Hollywood exports, Josh Lawson, was guest judge. Holland was given the honour of this week’s “Bachelor of Bullsh–t” as 556,000 tuned in. 291,000 also watched The Inspired Unemployed (Impractical) Jokers. During the episode, the jokers become wait staff at a fancy restaurant.


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408,000 watched ABC’s 7.30. The date for the Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum has been set, with the program hearing from all the states and territories and Laura Tingle assessed the state of play on day one of the campaign. 450,000 then watched Hard Quiz before 344,000 tuned in for Mother and Son. Maggie tried to inspire a visit from her grandchildren and Arthur practised for an online game tournament with a troublesome young teammate. 254,000 then watched the season premiere of WTFAQ. Co-presenter Chas Licciardello found out if it’s dangerous to use your phone on the plane and the team answered the controversial question: Do we really need to keep tomato sauce in the fridge?

The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Michael Mosley Secrets of the Superagers with 141,000 tuning in. During the episode, the series looked at our appearance. Michael was in Los Angeles to meet a 71-year-old with amazing, wrinkle-free skin and learned about a study that revealed how chemicals in mangoes can visibly reduce facial wrinkles. 

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