TV Ratings July 25, 2021: Seven continues to win gold with Olympics coverage


• Seven dominates primary, network, and multichannel shares

• Simon put Survive in Survivor after tense Tribal
• Beauty and the Geek has its second makeover as curly locks are cutaway

Primetime News
Seven News 1,559,000
Nine News 1,078,000
ABC News 671,000
10 News First 313,000 (5:00pm)/ 244,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 224,000 (6:30pm) 162,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs
Insiders 508,000
The Project 316,000 (6:30 pm)/425,000 (7pm)

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 357,000
Today 225,000
News Breakfast 210,000


Seven dominated the night as much as the Olympics dominated its broadcast schedule with another whopping win:
#1 Primary: 35.7%
#1 Multichannel: 7mate 8.4%
#1 Network: 49.1%

This continues a streak of huge wins that started on Saturday with day one of the Olympics.

Highlights for the day included Australia winning its first gold and setting a world record in the Women’s 4x100m, The Olyroos losing a close contest to Spain, and The Boomers winning in the Basketball over a tough Nigeria outfit.

The top rating session came during the night session with the Australian basketball and swimming heats which brought in 1,585,000 viewers.

See more: Tokyo 2020 Olympic TV ratings highlights day by day

Seven’s share was also boosted by the Sunday afternoon AFL which brought in 111,000 which due to stiff competition from the Olympics was the lowest rating broadcast of the season.


NRL had 252,000 viewers as the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks easily handled the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 44-24. The match had 184,000 viewers coming in from Sydney.

Beauty and the Geek had 692,000 viewers tune in for the show’s second makeover for the year.

After the teams were asked to present a pre-natal class, Sam and Aira were declared winners with Sam announced to be the second Geek to get a makeover. The date went to Lachlan and Kiera.

Eliza and Alexander and Leticia and Kyle were the bottom two teams and had to balance blocks on an unstable disc. Leticia and Kyle were unable to get all their blocks balanced on the disc and were sent home.

This episode’s ratings were down on last week’s episode which had 776,000 viewers.

60 Minutes had 522,000 viewers as it covered the 30-year-old abduction and murder of James Bulger, with his three younger brothers speaking publicly for the first time.


The Sunday Project had 316,000 (6:30pm) and 425,000 (7:00pm) as the show talked to Prime Minister Scott Morrision about the current state of the pandemic including the vaccine rollout and hotel quarantine. 

Australian Survivor then followed with 563,000 which was down on its premier last week of 752,000.

In the episode, despite winning the rewards challenge that came with comfortable bedding plus bacon and eggs, the Braun tribe was left reeling after losing a third straight immunity challenge. Despite the alliance of six led by Shannon having a strong numbers advantage, Simon convinced enough of the group to jettison one of their own in Benny, due to poor gameplay. The vote was initially a draw but when asked to vote again, enough people flipped to send Benny home.


Grand Designs aired at 7:40pm for the ABC and had 456,000 viewers.


The top rating non-news show on SBS last night was a repeat of Inside Monaco: Playground for the Rich with 107,000.

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