TV Ratings August 5: The Ashes and The Block make Nine big winner

• Nine records blockbuster winning Monday share of 37.8%

Monday Week 32 2019

• Ashes audience pushes 9Gem share to 17.0%
• With Nine audience across 2 channels, Seven #1 primary

• Seven News 1,031,000/984,000
• Nine News 945,000/892,000
• A Current Affair 849,000
• ABC News 599,000
• 7.30 545,000
• The Project 316,000/511,000
• 10 News First 399,000
• The Drum 188,000
• SBS World News 142,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 255,000
• Today 204,000


Home And Away started its week on 676,000.

Australia’s Got Talent drifted from 819,000 Sunday to 688,000 last night.

The US drama The Rookie then did 558,000.


Nine’s massive Monday network share of 37.8% was split across two channels with 9Gem attracting a bigger share than Nine – 17.0% to 16.2%.

A Current Affair started its week on 849,000.

The Block then did 859,000 as work progressed on the massive first week construction.

An episode of 20 To One then did 317,000.

The audience watching the first session on the final day of The Ashes first test was 760,000 as English wickets started to fall. The audience for the second session was 595,000.


The Project was on 511,000 at 7pm after starting its hour on 316,000 at 6.30pm.

After a bad run for the Champions, the producers intervened on Australian Survivor and mixed up the two tribes. The new-look Champions managed to keep David and Luke who struck again in yet another visit to tribal council and Sam Schoers was eliminated. Her colleagues all looked on nervously wondering who might be next. The episode did 713,000.

Tony Martin was then one of the guests on Have You Been Paying Attention? with 650,000 tuning in.


The final episode of this season of Back Roads was in Hay in the Riverina with 570,000 watching.

Four Corners then featured a report on Brexit with 513,000 watching.

Media Watch then did 457,000 followed by Q&A on 302,000.


Secrets Of The Queen’s Children had the biggest SBS audience with 186,000.

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