TV Ratings July 29, 2021: Like a Fox: Seven wins gold again with Olympics coverage

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• Bachelor under 400k again after cocktail party drama

• Seven #1 Primary, Network and Multichannel

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 3346,000
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 379,000
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


Seven’s Olympics coverage continues to perform well for the broadcaster, producing the #1 primary channel (35.0%), network (48.0%), and multichannel (7mate with 7.6%) as the Aussie gold rush sees the country close in on the nine golds won at Rio 2016. 

A lot of the big moments came around midday and the late afternoon with Izaac Stubblety-Cook winning the men’s 200m metre breaststroke, Kyle Chalmers narrowly missing out for gold in a classic 100m freestyle final, and the Women’s 4x200m freestyle relay team picking up bronze. Jess Fox then put her Olympic demons to rest finally winning a gold medal in the C1 canoe slalom. 

Primetime was mostly dominated by the swimming heats but also featured the Aussie women’s rugby sevens team, the men’s water polo team, and women’s hockey.

Olympics Tokyo 2020 segment TV ratings:

Night: 1,275,000
Evening: 1,149,000
Afternoon: 1,011,000
Late Afternoon: 768,000
Late Night: 578,000
Morning: 550,000


A Current Affair on Nine had 680,000 viewers as the show covered the worsening Covid outbreak in Sydney including a clinic in southwest Sydney medical clinic that is charging for vaccinations. 

The NRL coverage managed 281,000 against stiff competition in the Olympics as the Sydney Roosters shut out the Parramatta Eels 28-0. The game brought in 190,000 viewers from Sydney.


The Project had 379,000 as the show covered the Covid-19 blame game and if voters at turning on the Prime Minister and also spoke to Morris Hayes.

The Bachelor had 369,000 which was down on last week’s 502,000 as the cocktail party descended into a case of she said, she said with Hannah and Tamlyn going home.


Q+A continues with the guest host format following the resignation of Hamish Macdonald with Virginia Trioli once again taking the seat and was joined by guests Deborah Cheetham, Andrew Bragg, Chris Bowen, Clover Moore, and Michael Mohammed Ahmad. The episode brought in 243,000 viewers.

Earlier in the evening, Foreign Correspondent had 295,000.


The top program on SBS last night was Grace Kelly: The Missing Millions, which saw 219,000 people tune in.

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