TV Ratings August 13: How did Denton and Dogs beat The Block & SeaChange?

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Tuesday Week 33 2019

• Andrew Denton Interview helps Seven to first place
• How did Denton and Dogs beat The Block & SeaChange?
• Australian Survivor ranks #1 under 50, but David still there

• Seven News 1,079,000
• Nine News 1,044,000
• A Current Affair 761,000
• ABC News 654,000
• 7.30 494,000
• The Project 285,000/477,000
• 10 News First 377,000,000
• The Drum 186,000
• SBS World News 147,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 269,000
• Today 183,000


It was not a night Seven was supposed to win all people. Up against the combo of The Block and SeaChange in only their second week, Seven’s combo of Dogs and Denton has proven a winner.

Home And Away went from 686,000 on Monday to 635,000 Tuesday.

You could almost say Seven won the night despite Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly. The episode only managed 521,000, not far from last week’s 558,000. Where Seven would win with the UK import though is cost per viewer.

Seven’s hit of the night was Andrew Denton’s Interview with 634,000 watching, putting it on par with Home And Away as the channel’s best after 7pm. Denton’s special guest was former foreign minister and media magnet Julie Bishop who helped the program to its biggest audience this season, despite another lacklustre lead-in.


The channel may have ranked #2 all people, but it did lead in the younger demos.

A Current Affair dropped from 821,000 Monday to 761,000 last night.

The Block was on 851,000, winning its timeslot, down slightly though on 876,000 watching a week ago.

SeaChange was also down week-on-week. After the audience gave the new Brunswick Heads location a big tick with 787,000 a week ago, the second episode dropped to 533,000.


While 10 trailed Seven and Nine all people, the network is able to report it ranked #2 under 50, overtaking Seven which was #3 in that measure after winning all people.

The Project was on 477,000 Tuesday after 472,000 on Monday.

Australian Survivor did 739,000, its biggest audience since the season launch and the #1 show under 50 for the night. The Champions got a break from tribal council with the Contenders all going “not me” as accusations about leaked information flew around the campfire before the vote. The ex-Champions in the Contenders team lost the immunity challenge on purpose, but it didn’t go exactly according to plan. Let’s hope David or Luke face the music when the series resumes next Sunday.


Foreign Correspondent did 417,000 with insights into what the Hong Kong unrest could mean for Taiwan.

It was then all systems go for seniors with former newsreader Ian Henderson returning to the channel with a look at the lifestyles keeping a group of Australians nearing 100 fit and healthy. The episode of Catalyst did 377,000.

Miriam’s Deathly Adventure followed with the actress Miriam Margolyes testing an aged care home and the Californian lifestyle with 222,000 watching.


London, 200 Years Of History was the channel’s most-watched show last week and it ranked #1 last night with 296,000.

An Insight repeat followed with 128,000.

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