TV Ratings August 14: Nine wins the night through the Block and True Story

Mediaweek editor James Manning reviews last night’s TV ratings.

• The Block and True Story again secure Nine a Tuesday win
• Survivor and The Project TEN’s best, 800 Words returns at Seven
• Filthy Rich and Homeless and new Railway Journeys for SBS


A more competitive channel last night, but Home And Away was still short of 700,000 with 667,000.

Dance Boss then had a second successive night under 500,000.

800 Words had a subdued return to the schedule with 507,000. The series last aired toward the end of 2017 with also just over half a million.


A Current Affair held over 800,000 for the second time this week.

The Block was down to 918,000 – close to what Tuesday last week did.

True Story featured Sam Pang in a cameo with 634,000 watching, down from 749,000 for the series launch a week ago. The first two episodes last year did 1.4m and then 1.2m.


Australian Survivor was the channel’s best with 634,000 after 609,000 on Tuesday last week.

Bull has moved to Tuesday nights and it did 237,000 last night after Survivor.

Earlier in the night Pointless was on 238,000 followed by The Project with 280,000 and then 512,000.


Craig Reucassel was reporting on Foreign Correspondent from Sweden with 502,000 watching, down from 526,000 a week prior.

Catalyst returned at 8.30pm with 456,000.

The first of the four-part Essential Media series Search For Second Earth did 250,000 after 9.30pm.


The new series of Blackfella Films’ Filthy Rich and Homeless launched with 387,000.

It was preceded by the launch of Great Indian Railway Journeys with Michael Portillo travelling between Amritsar and Shimia for the audience of 312,000.

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