TV Ratings July 26, 2021: Seven has easy win as Ariarne Titmus thriller inspires a nation


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Primetime News
Seven News 1,474,000/1,405,000
Nine News 1,156,000/1,038,000
ABC News 771,000
10 News First 284,000 (5:00pm)/ 451,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 165,000 (6:30pm) 131,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 738,000
7.30 662,000
The Project 313,000 (6:30pm)/496,000 (7pm)
The Drum 216,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 303,000
Today 243,000
News Breakfast 199,000


Seven continues to dominate Aussie TV with its Olympics coverage. The broadcaster has had comfortable wins in both primary (31.4%) and network (46.3%) shares, plus the top multichannel through 7mate (10.5%).

The highlight of the day’s coverage came early in the day as Ariarne Titmus defeated US swimming legend Katie Ledecky in the 400m freestyle.

There was also a lot of attention on the boat incident during the men’s Triathlon as well as Aussie team events in water polo, softball, rugby sevens, and women’s hockey.

Primetime was made up predominantly by the swimming heats. 

Olympics Tokyo 2020 segement TV ratings:

Evening: 1.210,000
Night: 1,146,000
Afternoon: 1,087,000
Late Afternoon: 768,000
Late Night: 590,000
Morning: 584,000

There was a small break in Seven’s Olympics coverage for Larry Emdur to debut as the new host of The Chase Australia. The episode had 828,000 viewers, this was the top rating episode of 2021.

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