• The Block launches to 1,412,000 in Total TV
• The Voice season premiere sees 1,338,000 tune in in Total TV
Total TV Ratings, August 6
1,412,000 tuned into the season nineteen premiere of Nine’s The Block as five teams of Blockheads descended upon Hampton East to get their reno on, up 40%.
1,338,000 watched the premiere of Seven’s The Voice Australia with see Jason Derulo joining coaches Rita Ora, Jessica Mauboy and Guy Sebastian for Round One of the Blind Auditions, up 24%.
805,000 saw ABC drama Bay of Fires as Stella received help from Jeremiah to dispose of a body, all the while sending Frankie into a dangerous fury, up 83%.
671,000 saw 10’s Hunted Australia as HQ set out for a clean sweep of the remaining Fugitives with Ed and Josh (from separate teams) captured, up 37%.
Overnight TV Ratings, August 13
Seven News 184,000 (5.00 pm) / 1,001,000 (6.00 pm)
Nine News 830,000 (6.00 pm) / 212,000 (9.30 pm)
ABC News 562,000
10 News First 214,000 (5:00 pm)/ 170,000 (6:00 pm)
SBS World News 192,000 (6:30 pm)/ 118,000 (7:00 pm)
Daily Current Affairs
60 Minutes 465,000
The Sunday Project 185,000 (6:30pm) / 216,000 (7pm)
Weekend Sunrise 257,000
Weekend Today 152,000
Weekend Breakfast 174,000
Seven has won the night with a primary share of 26.8% and a network share of 35.0%. 9Gem has won multi channels with a 3.3% share.
789,000 began their evening with Seven’s The Voice Australia as the fourth blind auditions took place. The episode featured Tarryn Stokes, 40, (who had sung backing vocals for both Sebastian and Mauboy over a decade ago) who mesmerised the judges with Sara Bareilles’ She Used to be Mine as well as Nick Cunningham, whose unique take on Men at Work’s Down Under also wowed the judges. 7News Spotlight then followed with a world-first look inside Providence, the ‘Cult Next Door’. 516,000 tuned in. Born to Kill? was also viewed by 129,000 as residents and journalists recalled the masterfully elusive Monster of the Miramichi, an escaped convict and former resident whose brutality kept them terrorised in 1989 Canada.
Earlier in the afternoon, Port Adelaide took on Greater Western Sydney in the AFL. Port Adelaide beat GWS 21.10 (136) to 13.7 (85) in front of 203,000 viewers.
It was Sunday night so that means 7 o’clock The Block on Nine. 786,000 tuned in to see the week one room reveals. The Blockheads presented their guest studio bathrooms with mixed results. Kyle and Leslie won the night with their curved ceiling and overall styling which gave the judges a “lovely, warm feeling”. After a rough week, Steph and Gian were placed at the bottom. Then on 60 Minutes, the program investigated Paul Dawson, the twin of wife killer Chris Dawson who was confronted over accusations of having sex with underage students plus the series looked at if Australia will vote yes or no for the Voice to Parliament. 465,000 watched on.
Earlier in the afternoon, the Knights took on the Bulldogs in NRL Sunday Footy. Newcastle beat Canterbury-Bankstown 42-6 in front of 245,000.
224,000 saw ABC’s Compass before 400,000 watched Restoration Australia. During the episode, host Anthony Burke met a couple turning a dilapidated orphanage into a family home. Then on the Aussie drama Bay of Fires, 289,000 tuned in as Frankie put Stella on trial in front of the townsfolk and Airini got dangerously close to solving the case, instructing Stella to prepare to leave Mystery Bay. The Beast Must Die followed for 81,000 as Frances looked to exact her revenge when an unexpected turn of events threatens to derail her plans.
Earlier, 101,000 tuned in for a repeat of Bluey, where Indy thought she was no good because her model horse looked like a cow, but Calypso encouraged her not to give up. Cute!
On 10, The Sunday Project (185,000 (6:30pm) / 216,000 (7pm) ) welcomed Aussie iconic soccer star Craig Foster to the desk plus looked at how everyone celebrated the Matildas’ history-making win against France. Then, it was the premiere of season two of The Traitors for 216,000. Host Rodger Corser returned to the devious game of deception with twenty new players including an exciting mix of everyday Aussies and familiar faces, who are banding together to win up to $250,000 in silver bullion. Corinne was the first to be Banished while Anjelica, was the first to be “Murdered”. An all-new FBI followed for 122,000 US drama fans.
The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Colloseum with 90,000 learning how as the Roman Empire continued to expand, a diversity of exotic beasts were brought back to entertain the Colosseum crowds.