TV Ratings August 14: The Bachelor beats The Block amidst walkout drama

Wednesday Week 33 2019

• The Bachelor beats The Block: Midweek ratings upset
• Cricket gets a crowd on 9Gem despite no live action

• Seven News 1,051,000/1,007,000
• Nine News 876,000/873,000
• A Current Affair 743,000
• ABC News 644,000
• 7.30 549,000
• The Project 278,000/485,000
• 10 News First 395,000,000
• The Drum 188,000
• SBS World News 148,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 269,000
• Today 188,000


Home And Away was up marginally to 652,000 after audiences of 686,000 and 635,000 earlier this week.

The David Koch-hosted How To Make $10k In 20 Days saw two households competing to save $10k – one just made it and the other didn’t. Some of the audience didn’t stay with the program across the journey with an average audience of 316,000.

The 2017 movie Logan then did 166,000.


The audience drift across the week continued with a midweek crowd of 743,000 after 821,000 and then 761,000 previously this week.

The Block ended its second week on 765,000, one of its smallest audiences ever. It wasn’t helped by what was supposed to be the start of the Second Test at Lords. However the day was washed out. That didn’t stop 270,000 watching a preview and then an Ashes Test replay.

Nine’s 8.30pm movie was Bridget Jones Baby with 232,000.


The Bachelor had a great night with an audience of 783,000 making it the best this season. The show also ranked #1 non-news for the night and outrated The Block.

The Bachelor helped 10 to rank #1 under 50 for the night.

Earlier in the evening The Project did 485,000 at 7pm.

Later in the night My Life Is Murder was on 364,000.


A Toy Story fan won Hard Quiz with 619,000 watching.

Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell did 585,000.

The final Squinters was on 283,000.

The first episode of Diary Of An Uber Driver from new production company Revlover did 266,000.


Tony Robinson: Egyptian Tomb Hunting had 256,000 watching at 7.30pm.

The audience dropped to 140,000 for the second episode of Untold Australia.

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