TV Ratings August 31, 2023: The Bronco’s major missed opportunity in NRL Thursday Night Footy

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Our couch warmers watch Mother and Son on Gogglebox

• 925k tune into Home and Away in Total TV

Total TV Ratings, August 24

925,000 watched Seven’s Home and Away, up 23% while 770,000 saw Home and Away – Late where Cash wanted to protect his sister, up 26%.

743,000 tuned in for 10’s Gogglebox Australia where our armchair experts watched Netflix’s Down for Love and were left breathless by Netflix’s The Deepest Breath, up 40%.

560,000 viewed Nine’s NRL Thursday Night Footy where the Panthers took on the Eels. Parramatta took the win, up 13%.

Overnight TV Ratings, August 31

Primetime News
Seven News 843,000 (6:00pm) / 806,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 752,000 (6:00pm) / 769,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 493,000
10 News First 183,000 (5:00pm)/ 120,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 130,000 (6:30pm)/ 123,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 658,000
7.30 382,000
The Project 141,000 6:30pm / 233,000 7pm

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 214,000
Today 185,000
News Breakfast 136,000

Nine won Thursday night with a primary share of 22.5% and a network share of 30.4%. 7Two has won multi channels with a 3.5% share.

Nine’s A Current Affair (658,000) spoke to a dad whose 13-year-old daughter — one of four teenagers charged after an alleged machete attack on a security guard — said his child was turned into an alleged criminal after living in state care. Then, 442,000 watched NRL Thursday Night Footy. The Broncos took on the Storm with Melbourne beating Brisbane 32 – 22. Due to their performance, the Broncos have now missed a chance to secure an NRL minor premiership, the first in 23 years. In a post-match interview, coach Kevin Walters said: “It was there for us [the minor premiership], the opportunity was there for us tonight to make that happen. We just weren’t good enough tonight.” 321,000 also watched the Pre-Match. Thursday Night Knock-Off followed the game for 176,000. 

408,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away as Xander was a thorn in Rose’s side and Rose made a tough decision. Home and Away — Late followed where John had bigger problems than a hangover and Theo chose study over music. 365,000 watched on. Then, it was time for Air Crash Investigation as the series investigated Japan Airlines 123 which became the deadliest single aircraft accident in history and threatened to ground 747s worldwide for 113.000. 329,000 then watched The Front Bar with Sam PangMick Molloy and Andy Maher talking about the world of AFL. 

On 10, The Project (141,000 6:30pm / 233,000 7pm) welcomed Jet’s Nic Cester to the desk and put the spotlight on TV personality Hamish Blake who has just won Australia’s Father of the Year for 2023. The panel also spoke to Cynthia Germanotta a.k.a Lady Gaga’s mum who revealed when her daughter needs her the most! Then, 362,000 sat down for Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly as Graeme tried to prevent Bowsi from ruining a relationship before 413,000 tuned in to Gogglebox Australia as our favourite friends and families watched ABC’s Mother and Son, 10’s Thank God You’re Here, Nine’s The Block and Binge’s And Just Like That. 

382,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 as Laura Tingle examined the government’s latest industrial relations reforms while the program also looked at how Queensland’s resource sector has had more than 55 deaths in the workplace since the turn of the century. Sarah Ferguson also interviewed Chris Bowen. 303,000 then watched Foreign Correspondent which put a spotlight on Germany, an anti-State sovereign citizens group that is increasingly engaged in acts of terrorism. Extraordinary Escapes was up next as Sandi took comedian and writer Rosie Jones on an adventure from seaside dunes to forest glades in front of 155,000. Then on a repeat of Grand Designs New Zealand, ex-police officers Sumita and Cameron Dale wanted to build a lighthouse on a very strict budget. 147,000 tuned in.

The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Great Australian Walks with Julia Zemiro with 213,000 tuning in. During the episode, host Julia Zemiro walked 21 km across headlands near Kiama, exploring how the traditional owners of the land have kept this place sacred for thousands of years.

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