TV Ratings July 22, 2021: The Bachelor improves on launch and performs well in key demos 

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• 7mate explodes thanks to Olympics and Olyroos

• Home and Away #1 non-news show after mid-season finale

Primetime News
Seven News 1,263,000/1,114,000
Nine News 1,126,000/1,068,000
ABC News 774,000
10 News First 391,000 (5:00pm)/ 252,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 185,000 (6:30pm) 155,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 739,000
7.30 656,000
The Project 335,000 (6:30pm)/530,000 (7pm)
The Drum 209,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 287,000
Today 230,000
News Breakfast 199,000

Late News
The Latest 404,000
Nine Late News 157,000
ABC Late News 108,000


A Current Affair had 739,000 viewers as the program covered the David and Goliath battle of an Australian ugg boot maker who is taking legal action in the United States Supreme Court, for the right to sell ugg boots overseas.

The NRL had 361,000 tune in for the nail-biting contest between the Parramatta Eels and the Canberra Raiders which saw the Green Machine win 12-10. The match had 223,000 viewers in Sydney making it the top non-news program in that market.


Seven had the top primary (20.3%) and network (34.4%) share last night thanks to a combination of Home and Away, The Front Bar and the Olympics.

Home and Away‘s mid-season finale had 657,000 viewers watch the literal cliffhanger as Dean, Mia and Nikau are left in a perilous position after a car crash.

The Front Bar saw Andy Lee joining Mick Molloy and Sam Pang. Guests included Raelene Boyle and Grant Hackett with 480,000 tuning in.

The Olympics are getting off to a good start for the Aussies and Seven with 627,000 tuning in on 7mate as the Olyroo’s pulled off a huge upset over an Argentina side that played over half the game with 10 men. 

This helped 7mate to a huge 8.7% share yesterday making it easily the #1 multichannel.


The Project had 335,000 (6:30pm) and 530,000 (7:00pm) as the show covered the worsening Covid outbreak in Sydney, the new program encouraging kids to play outside and also discussed the new season of The Bachelor.

The Bachelor had 502,000 viewers and was #1 in the 16-39 demo as Belinda and Jacinta went home. The episode also featured a sky-high one-on-one date with Jimmy and Brooke and a group date photoshoot which saw a kiss with Lilly in a steamy scene.


Foreign Correspondent had 446,000 viewers for its coverage of a Mexican drug cartel and was followed by Q+A with 321,000 as Virginia Trioli continued to fill in as host following the resignation of Hamish MacDonald


The top rating show on SBS last night was a repeat of Great Asian Railway Journeys with 232,000 viewers.

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