TV Ratings August 6, 2023: Nine and Seven go head to head with season premieres of The Block and The Voice

The Block The Voice Premiere

1.349 million tune in for the 63rd Annual TV Week Logie Awards in Total TV

• ABC’s Bay of Fires up 91% in Total TV
Two Fugitives captured the day before Finale on Hunted Australia

Total TV Ratings, July 30

1,272,000 tuned in for the official Red Carpet coverage of Seven’s 63rd Annual TV Week Logie Awards, up 6% with 1,349,000 watching the ceremony live coverage, up 10%.

915,000 watched Session One of day four of the fifth Ashes test match, up 18% while 477,000 watched Session Two, up 24%.

901,000 tuned in for ABC drama Bay of Fires where public servant Robin was sent to Mystery Bay to investigate some suspicious records, up 91%.

687,000 also sat down for ABC’s Restoration Australia where host Anthony Burke met a couple turning a neglected inner-city Queenslander into a period showcase, up 18%.

661,000 saw Fugitive besties Elerrina and Sonja caught by the Hunters on 10’s Hunted Australia, up 44%.

Overnight TV Ratings, August 6

Primetime News
Seven News 943,000
Nine News 853,000
ABC News 516,000
10 News First 153,000 (5:00 pm)/ 130,000 (6:00 pm)
SBS World News 142,000 (6:30 pm)/ 103,000 (7:00 pm)

Daily Current Affairs
60 Minutes 447,000
The Sunday Project 166,000 (6:30pm) / 220,000 (7pm) 
Insiders 323,000

Breakfast TV
Weekend Sunrise 215,000
Weekend Today 169,000
Weekend Breakfast 138,000 

Seven has won the night with a primary share of 23.8% and a network share of 39.0%. Thanks to the Women’s World Cup, 7mate has won multi channels with a 9.2% share.

There was an upset in the FIFA Women’s World Cup, as two-time reigning World Cup champions USA were knocked out by Sweden, with 350,000 tuning in. The post-match saw a spike to 537,000 as people settled on to their couch ahead of the premiere of The Voice.

Seven’s biggest launch of 2023 The Voice Australia premiere brought in 716,000. All four superstar coaches — Jason Derulo, Rita Ora, Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy — pressed their big red buttons for 21-year-old Shanae who performed Chandelier during an impromptu performance after her dad, who tried his luck with Jessie’s Girl failed to impress; before championing his daughter instead. Olympic hopeful Etienne Steven,19 also received four chair swivels after giving up her rowing dreams to pursue music. Then, the spotlight was on John Farnham during 7News Spotlight as 458,000 watched newly discovered archive videos that revealed hidden moments of Farnham’s career, including phenomenal performances to interviews lost in time.

Earlier in the afternoon, St Kilda took on Carlton in Round 21 of the AFL. The Blues beat the Saints 10.13 (73) to 8.6 (54) in front of 357,000 viewers.

On Nine, Season 19 of The Block premiered with 722,000 tuning in to see five excited teams meet Scotty Cam at HQ. They have been tasked with transforming five charming little blonde brick post-war houses into two-storey mansions in just 12 weeks. Leah and Ash won the first challenge, recreating a kid’s bedroom based on Disney+ National Geographic. Due to their imaginative take, the Queenslanders scored 27 out of a possible 30. Then on 60 Minutes (447,000), the program looked at the shocking allegations against the Church of Scientology, which has protected a sexual predator and also looked at behind the scenes of controversial megastar Lizzo’s Australian tour.

Earlier in the afternoon, the Raiders took on the Tigers in Sunday NRL Footy. Canberra beat the Wests Tigers 22 – 18 in front of 207,000 sports fans.

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On 10The Sunday Project (166,000 (6:30pm) / 220,000 (7pm ) highlighted Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s impassioned plea at this year’s Garma Festival, as he barracked for the ‘Yes’ campaign for Indigenous Voice to Parliament as well as detailed how three people have died after suspected poisoning from wild mushrooms in Victoria, prompting officials to issue warnings against consuming them. Then, with only five days until extraction, it was game on and gloves off on Hunted Australia. HQ set out for a clean sweep of the remaining Fugitives with Ed and Josh (from separate teams) were captured. Tonight, the Finale will see four Fugitives race to score a share of $100,000. 344,000 tuned in.

161,000 watched ABC’s Compass. The program looked at broadcaster Indira Naidoo’s story. After her sister had taken her own life, Naidoo sought solace in her daily walks and through nature’s cycle of renewal, she found her own ways to keep living. Then, 390,000 stayed on for Restoration Australia. Host Anthony Burke met a young couple who were transforming a tiny miner’s cottage into a family home in a celebration of sustainability and old-fashioned craftsmanship. ABC drama Bay of Fires followed with 269,000 seeing Stella receive help from Jeremiah to dispose of a body, all the while sending Frankie into a dangerous fury. 

The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Colosseum which detailed the opening of the magnificent arena by 80 AD Emperor Titus and 100 days of spectacular games, including one of the most famous gladiatorial matches in Rome’s history. 100,000 watched on.

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