TV Ratings January 30, 2023: Three big entertainment shows go head to head


Allison Langdon starts her tenure on A Current Affair

• Q+A returns to its Monday night slot

Total TV Ratings, January 23

On Nine, Novak Djokovic went up against homegrown hero Alex de Minaur. 1,126,000 were watching the Australian Open as Djokovic took the victory, lifting 10%.

Seven’s Home and Away was up 26%, for a total audience of 952,000.

662,000 joined Heather Ewart as she visited the Quilpie shire in outback Queensland on ABC’s Back Roads, lifting 16%.

The Bachelors sent BellaJasmine, and Tilly home in front of 593,000 up 54%.

Overnight TV Ratings, January 30

Primetime News
Seven News 900,000 (6:00pm) / 892,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 760,000 (6:00pm) / 794,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 641,000
10 News First 256,000 (5:00pm)/ 167,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 148,000 (6:30pm)/ 122,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 639,000
7.30 564,000
The Project 170,000 (6:30 pm)/ 322,000 (7pm)

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 207,000
Today 178,000
News Breakfast 132,000

Nine has won the night with a primary share of 25.6% and a network share of 32.4%. 7Two has topped multichannels with a 3.4% share. 

On Nine, A Current Affair returned with Ally Langdon behind the desk for the first time. 639,000 tuned in to her first show, which saw Langdon interview a woman who had survived domestic violence and is now campaigning for change. Married At First Sight (MAFS) then came storming onto Aussie screens for another season, with 840,000 watching the premiere. The season spared no time getting to the drama, with the first lot of weddings and the discovery that one groom has a girlfriend on the outside. 

Seven’s Home and Away brought 505,000 to Summer Bay to begin the night. Australian Idol then hit the stage, with the first batch of hopefuls performing for the judges. 413,000 tuned in as some potential stars – and some singers that should probably stick to shower concerts – were uncovered. 

ABC’s 7.30 covered the 2020 death of Indigenous woman Veronica Nelson, and interviewed Bill Gates for 564,000. Back Roads took 527,000 to Ord River, WA, before Four Corners looked into the teachings of the conservative Catholic Opus Dei and its influence in the NSW Liberal Party for 546,000. 

Last night also saw Q+A return to its Monday night slot. 238,000 tuned in as the panel discussed topics such as a referendum on a First Nations Voice, and crime in Alice Springs. 

On 10, The Project (170,000 6:30pm / 322,000 7pm) looked at Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open win after his deportation last year, and interviewed Chrissie Swan. Australian Survivor then kicked off with a bang, with the first Immunity Challenge injuring George and Jackie from the Villains tribe. 447,000 watched as Jackie was ultimately ruled out of the game with George’s future still up in the air, although the Villains still decided to go ahead with Tribal Council – voting off  Anjali.

The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Darcey Bussell’s Royal Roadtrip, with 92,000.

See Also: Ratings Breakdown: Married At First Sight on Nine
See Also: Ratings Breakdown: Australian Idol on Seven
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