• Gogglebox stars gripped by Stan’s Danielle Laidley – Two Tribes
Total TV Ratings, September 21
852,000 watched Seven’s Home and Away as a blast from Mali’s past hit the Bay and Justin resisted cohabitating with Marilyn, up 26%.
758,000 tuned into 10’s Gogglebox Australia as the couch warmers dissected viewed Binge’s Gino’s Italian Express and 10’s The Masked Singer, up 23%.
Overnight TV Ratings, September 28
Seven News 792,000 (6:00pm) / 797,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 692,000 (6:00pm) / 705,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 466,000
10 News First 201,000 (5:00pm)/ 153,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 130,000 (6:30pm)/ 96,000 (7:00pm)
Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 572,000
The Project 164,000 6:30pm / 261,000 7pm
News Breakfast 154,000
Seven won Thursday night with a primary share of 20.5% and a network share of 26.1%. 7Two and 10Bold have won multi channels with a 2.5% share each.
392,000 viewers joined Leah and Justin on a weekend getaway during a triple-episode of Seven’s Home and Away. After Leah goes missing, Justin finds her, only to realise she’d been kidnapped by the fictitious cult Vita Nova and are both forced to escape. With no air, water or light, Justin climbs to great heights before falling, landing on his back, unable to move. As he lies there dying, Leah shocks viewers by proposing to her boyfriend. But will he survive long enough to make it to the altar? Given the episode was split in the ratings, 336,000 tuned in to the Home and Away – Late portion. The Front Bar followed for 445,000 as Sam Pang, Mick Molloy and Andy Maher prepared for the Grand Final and shared a laugh about the world of AFL.
Nine’s A Current Affair (572,000) looked at how over 230 people have fallen ill with gastro after attending five events at a popular Melbourne reception venue. Speaking exclusively with A Current Affair, Rebecca and Brodey Fitz-Gerald said their day had been tarnished after their friends and family caught the bug, leaving some hospitalised. Then 190,000 tuned in to a repeat of RBT before 151,000 watched Emergency where nurse Elle and Dr Steve suspect a cyclist with a badly broken leg was being far too brave and could be masking other injuries. UK docu-series Casualty 24/7 followed for 77,000.
379,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 explore how analysis has found extending Eraring’s lifespan could cost $1.7 billion in damages a year. The program also looked at how some of Australia’s newest citizens are among the biggest supporters of the Voice and Sarah Ferguson interviewed acclaimed US artist Lonnie Holley. Foreign Correspondent followed for 275,000 which looked at a billion-dollar illegal drug trade that is funding the Syrian regime under President Bashar al-Assad. Insiders revealed details of the drug operations and the links to members of the president’s family. 260,000 also watched Grand Designs: House of the Year and 193,000 tuned in to a repeat of Griff’s Great Australian Rail Trip.
On 10, The Project (164,000 6:30pm / 261,000 7pm) spoke to Scottie Pippen who has won six NBA championships, made seven all-star appearances and taken home two Olympic Gold medals. Gogglebox Australia then followed as 435,000 tuned in to see our favourite friends and families watch Nine’s The Block, ABC’s New Leash on Life, Netflix’s Selling the OC and Stan Original Series: Danielle Laidley – Two Tribes. 115,000 then watched Michael Hing – Long Live The Hing comedy special where Michael Hing spoke about proposing to his girlfriend and how everything went wrong.
The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Great Australian Walks with Julia Zemiro with 128,000 joining host Julia Zemiro in beautiful Byron Bay. Arriving by the world’s only solar train, Julia met alternative folks; rubbed shoulders with world champion surfers and took in the shipwreck SS Wollongbar.