TV Ratings August 12: Audience lifts for The Block’s first judgement day in 2018

Mediaweek editor James Manning rounds up last nights TV ratings.

• Bathroom week reveals on The Block lift audience as Nine wins
• Seven News the channel’s best, but Little Big Shots drops
• Russell Coight still TEN’s best, but numbers fall for episode two



Although Nine had a bigger primary channel share, Seven had the best combined channel share thanks to 7mate with a 6.5% share.

Seven News helped the channel lead into primetime with an audience over 1.2m and timeslot-winning crowd in all metro markets except Sydney.

Little Big Shots episode two of season two did 878,000, which was down on last week’s launch of 963,000.

Sunday Night then did 573,000 after 581,000 a week ago.

Driving the big 7mate share were 276,000 watching the movie Kingsman: The Secret Service.


The Block revealed the bathroom week creations and in doing so outperformed all episodes from launch week with 1.19m last night. The judges weren’t holding back either in their first workout for 2018.

60 Minutes then did 733,000, down from 803,000 a week ago, but still enough to win the timeslot.

Crime Investigation Australia then did 365,000.


Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures was the channel’s best with 634,000, after returning last week to the channel with 882,000, a dip of close to 250,000 week-on-week.

Although it has been moved from the timeslot, the first episode of Street Smart had an extra 200,000 across the past seven days who saw that launch episode via playback and BVOD plus encore screenings.

Taking the 8pm timeslot was the movie Daddy’s Home on 229,000.

Earlier in the night The Sunday Project was on 382,000 at 7pm.

After the movie at around 10pm was Sports Tonight.


The season final of Jack Irish had an audience of 727,000 after launching with 723,000 six weeks ago.

The second episode of Grand Designs: House Of The Year earlier in the night did 536,000.


Grave Of The Vikings did 301,000 at 7.30pm followed by Vitamania on 277,000.

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