TV Ratings August 15: The Block pulls biggest Tuesday audience as Nine wins

Mediaweek editor James Manning looks at last night’s TV ratings

• The Block’s challenge day pulls biggest Tuesday audience as Nine wins
• Hell’s Kitchen sets new low at Seven, Catalyst returns to ABC

See full ratings figures on the Mediaweek Morning Report here.


Home and Away started the week on 762,000 on Monday which dropped to 660,000 last night.

Hell’s Kitchen Australia has been hovering in the 600,000s with the Tuesday episode dipping to 527,000 – down from 632,000 a week ago.

Two imports followed with Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares on 374,000 and then new First Dates UK on 225,000.


Pension day predators and dietary information featured on A Current Affair with 900,000 after 937,000 on Monday.

The Block featured a challenge day which included a cubby house build. The Tuesday episode did 1.06m after 1.0m on Tuesday last week.

True Story with Hamish and Andy featured Gyton Grantley in the recreation with 904,000 watching, a strong recovery after 752,000 last week.

Two episodes of Kath & Kim then did 553,000 and 420,000.


The Project 7pm dropped to 531,000 after 609,000 on Monday. Guests included Arj Barker spruiking his tour and Mark from Survivor.

Food and beer were on offer to the investors on Shark Tank with 464,000 watching after 478,000 a week ago.

NCIS then did 420,000 after returning last week on 405,000.


The House with Annabel Crabb did 620,000 after launching a week ago on 653,000.

The return of Catalyst with a longer episode in a later timeslot did 444,000. That number ranked it second in the timeslot behind Nine.


Great American Railroad Journeys was the channel’s best last week on 332,000 and it could repeat that achievement this week with 349,000 last night.

An episode of Insight followed with 251,000.

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