TV Ratings August 9, 2023: The Blockheads struggle as their first room reveal approaches on The Block

The Block Leah and Ash

1.2 tuned into the season premiere of Thank God You’re Here in Total TV

• Gruen up 30% in Total TV
Thank God You’re Here continues to impress 

Total TV Ratings, August 2

1,294,000 watched 10’s season premiere of Thank God You’re Here, where Celia Pacquola threw Urzila Carlson, Aaron Chen, Mark Bonnano and Julia Zemiro into scenarios with no idea what was about to happen, up 42%.

926,000 viewed Seven’s Home and Away where Rose met Mali’s mother and Eden supported a broken Cash, up 24%.

864,000 tuned into ABC’s Gruen, where host Wil Anderson was joined by Todd Sampson, Liana RossiPriya Patel and Russel Howcroft, up 30%.

712,000 also saw ABC’s Hard Quiz with Tom Gleeson, up 9%.

638,000 sat down for a repeat of Nine’s Travel Guides as our intrepid explorers went on a road trip in the Deep South of the USA, up 9%.

Overnight TV Ratings, August 9

Primetime News
Seven News 904,000 (6:00pm) / 874,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 740,000 (6:00pm) / 737,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 548,000
10 News First 194,000 (5:00pm)/ 142,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 129,000 (6:30pm)/ 111,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 612,000
7.30 421,000
The Project 175,000 6:30pm / 282,000 7pm

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 223,000
Today 165,000
News Breakfast 147,000

Nine won Wednesday night with a primary share of 21.4% and a network share of 28.9%. 7Two has won multi channels with a 3.5% share.

Nine’s A Current Affair (612,000) was granted exclusive access inside Operation Enforceable, the police operation tackling domestic violence in Victoria before 558,000 tuned in to The Block. With only four more days until the studio bathrooms must be complete, some of the Blockheads were struggling. Then, as the realtors arrive at their homes, Leah called Steph a “snake”, thinking that she has stolen her agent. “It’s game on moles!” she exclaimed. Is it really an Aussie reality show if this wasn’t said? 359,000 then watched a repeat of Travel Guides where the guides took off on an active wellness holiday in Byron Bay. 

SEE ALSO: The Block 2023 Recap Episode 4: Leah accuses Steph of being a “snake” 

446,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away as Kirby faced a huge life decision and Felicity felt exposed before 396,000 tuned into Home and Away, episode two. During the episode, Salt supported women’s safety while Kirby made her choice. Border Security: Australia’s Front Line then followed as 233,000 saw a French party-goer lie to an officer who was on a mission to find out what he was hiding and a woman from Vietnam found something dangerous hidden in her jewellery box. 327,000 then stayed on for a repeat of Granny Killer: The Unsolved Murders, detailing John Wayne Glover (one of Australia’s most notorious serial killers) who was convicted of slaying six elderly women.

421,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 where the program went inside the world of Tasmania’s ‘living Buddha’. Elsewhere, Sarah Ferguson interviewed Pat Anderson and the series also looked at how the WA Government has scrapped its Aboriginal Cultural Heritage laws. 478,000 also tuned into Hard Quiz with Tom Gleeson before 514,000 watched Gruen. Anderson was joined by Sampson, Christina Aventi, Dee Madigan and Howcroft. Then on Gold Diggers, Gert and Marigold’s mother unexpectedly rolls into town, with news that the sisters are wanted for murder in Sydney. 207,000 watched on.

On 10, The Project (175,000 6:30pm / 282,000 7pm) spoke to Dr Anthony Fauci who became one of the most famous faces during the Covid pandemic and he revealed what happened in the White House while planning the U.S.’s response. The program also looked at the mysterious mushroom poisoning that has authorities stumped. Thank God You’re Here then followed as Fifi Box, Lloyd Langford, Geraldine Hickey and Luke McGregor went through the blue door with hilarious results. Judith Lucy served as guest judge, awarding the “Bachelor of Bulls–t” to Langford. 535,000 tuned in. 327,000 then stayed on for the season premiere of Inspired Unemployed (Impractical) Jokers. Jack Steele and Matt Ford, the comedians behind the hugely popular Inspired Unemployed were joined by their pals as they had to do and say what they are told in secretly filmed challenges. And if they refuse? They lose. During the episode, they became receptionists, creating chaos among the clients.

The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Michael Mosley Secrets of the Superagers with 139,000 tuning in to see this new landmark science series, where Dr Michael Mosley travels the world to meet extraordinary ‘superagers’ – people who seem to defy the normal rules of ‘ageing’.

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