SATURDAY RATINGS | Seven riding an Olympics high as 10 sinks to a record low


Executives at Seven will be breathing a sigh of relief with ratings for the Olympics going through the roof.

Channel 7’s Olympics coverage 2021 (image – mediaspy)

The Seven Network had a massive 59.2% share last night in the 5 cap cities, with the primary channel bringing in 37.0%. While every other network took a hit, none more so than 10’s primary channel which hit a record low of just 3.3% (that was only just above SBS on 2.6%).

7 News was the top rating show of the night on 1.349m, followed by Olympics Night (1.328m) and Olympics Evening (1.257m).

Nine News took the #4 spot on 970k with various Olympic sessions taking out the next 4 spots.

The only program on 10 to make the top 20 was 10 News First on 319k, coming in at #18.

The pressure will be on 10 tonight as it pits Survivor up against the Olympics. Last week the iconic reality show launched with an impressive 752k and the pressure is on the franchise to hold up 10’s struggling line-up, especially after The Bachelor could only manage 482k for its premiere – it’s lowest launch ever.

If Survivor fails tonight, 10 is in for a lot of heartache.

All figures Five City Metro (5CM); overnights only.

Top 20 Overnight Metro

Top 20 Multi-Channel Shows

Overnight Network Share

Top 20 Foxtel Shows

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2021. The data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy} in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.

Note: Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs. Programs with the same name on one or more primary or multichannel, are aggregated into one network figure.

Robert McKnight
"Leading TV commentator" - The Daily Telegraph | "Known for his impeccable sources in the TV industry" - The Daily Mail | "Always first with the correct info" - Beau Ryan | Robert McKnight is a highly regarded Australian Television Producer having worked at SEVEN, NINE and TEN during his 25 years in the industry. Publicly he is most well-known for creating and producing STUDIO 10 but has worked on SUNRISE, THE MORNING SHOW plus other prime time productions in addition to creating award-winning news campaigns for both 7NEWS and 9NEWS. Currently, Rob is the host and producer of the TV BLACKBOX, MCKNIGHT TONIGHT and MONSTERS WHO MURDER podcast, and was the creator, host & executive producer of the video streaming show THE ANJ, ROB & ROBBO SHOW.



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