TV Ratings August 4, 2021: Olympics continues golden run as Seven #1 across the board


• Nine dished up family fun with Travel Guides and Instant Family

• Rosehaven kicked off its final season on the ABC

Primetime News
Seven News 1,308,000/1,248,000
Nine News 1,039,000/954,000
ABC News 632,000
10 News First 394,000 (5:00pm)/ 259,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 165,000 (6:30pm) 123,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs
7.30 506,000
The Project 288,000 (6:30pm)/400,000 (7pm)
The Drum 170,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 327,000
Today 226,000
News Breakfast 214,000

Late News
Nine News Late Edition 133,000
ABC Late News 62,000
SBS World News Late 58,000


Seven continues to dominate the primary (40.7), network (53.7%), and multichannel (8.5%) shares thanks to its Olympics coverage.

The highlight of the night was Peter Bol finishing fourth in the 800m final. Other Aussies also performed well in athletics with Ash Moloney finishing the first day of the decathlon in second place. While Jessica Hull and Linden Hall became the third and fourth Aussie women ever to qualify for the 1500m final.

Olympics Tokyo 2020 segment TV ratings:

Night: 1,791,000
Evening: 1,238,000
Late Night: 964,000
Afternoon: 677,000
Late Afternoon:
Morning: 486,000


A Current Affair had 668,000 viewers and featured former deputy chief medical officer Nick Coatsworth urging people to get the AstraZeneca jab.

On a repeat of Travel Guides, Nine took 491,000 viewers to Hawaii, this was followed by the Mark Whalberg and Rose Byrne comedy Instant Family with 174,000 viewers.


The Project had 288,000 (6:30 pm) and 400,000 (7:00pm) as the Covid outbreak and discussed an issue in the census with Courtney Act.

The Bachelor had 366,000 viewers as personal trainer Elena was sent home. The episode also featured Stephanie getting a solo date on a flight simulator, and Jimmy‘s friend Fin joined in on the group date to be a judge of character.

This was up on last week’s audience of 360,000.


Win The Week returned from its short hiatus with 280,000 viewers, which is the lowest audience that the show has had since its launch.

This was followed by Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell (415,000) with the show skewering the vaccine rollout, coming up with a new three word political slogan – “don’t elect deadshits” – and bringing back Shaun Micallef‘s character from Full Frontal, Milo Kerrigan, as Craig Kelly‘s advisor.

The final season of Rosehaven then premiered with 337,000 viewers tuning in. Read here for Mediaweek’s chat with Rosehaven’s Luke McGregor.


The top non-news program on SBS last night was Jackie Chane: Building an Icon with 109,000 viewers.

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