TV Ratings August 17, 2022: The Block hits the nail on the head for Nine

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• Shaun Micallef gets out the popcorn in Mad As Hell

• The Block tops entertainment 
• 10s all around in My Kitchen Rules
• Brain Eisteddfod pulls on its thinking cap

Total TV Ratings, August 10

The Block has topped the night overall for Nine, with a jump of 40% in total TV. 1,505,000 watched the contestants competing to win the biggest prize in Block history, a $250,000 kitchen upgrade. 

On Seven, Home and Away drew a crowd of 934,000, up 22%. My Kitchen Rules saw NSW couple Janelle and Monzir score the first perfect 10s of the competition in front of 912,000, up 28%.

The ABC’s Mad As Hell lifted 23% for a total audience of 709,000. Win The Week followed on with 436,000, up 7%.

On 10, Shaun Micallef’s Brain Eisteddfod lifted 12% for a total audience of 709,000.

Overnight TV Ratings, August 17

Primetime News
Seven News 878,000/837,000
Nine News 826,000/849,000
ABC News 623,000
10 News First 286,000 (5:00pm)/ 187,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 119,000 (6:30pm) 102,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 672,000
The Project 229,000 (6:30pm)/342,000 (7:00pm)
The Drum 205,000

Breakfast TV
Today 202,000
Sunrise 187,000
News Breakfast 182,000

Nine has won the night with a 22.5% primary share and a 30.6% network share. 7Two and 10 Peach tied for the multichannels title, with a 3.3% share.

On Nine, A Current Affair covered the results of the NSW flood inquiry, and interviewed the milkbar owner being targeted by attacks for 672,000 viewers. The Block continued on with guest bedroom week, battling the elements and laying out strategies for 757,000. After The Verdict rounded out the night with 367,000 tuning in.

Seven saw 448,000 Home and Away viewers get Summer Bay sand in between their toes, before My Kitchen Rules saw posh friends Katherine and Sophie take to the kitchen. It was 10s all around, as 470,000 watched the pair walk away with a score of 95/110, taking first place on the leaderboard.

On 10, The Project (229,000 6:30pm / 342,000 7pm) covered Scott Morrison’s press conference fallout, and Mariah Carey’s attempt to trademark the phrase ‘Queen of Christmas’. Shaun Micallef’s Brain Eisteddfod pulled on its thinking cap, taking 225,000 back to the classroom. Ghosts followed on, with 151,000 tuning in.

ABC’s 7.30 also covered former Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s press conference defending his decision to secretly swear himself into several ministries for 536,000 viewers. A repeat of Hard Quiz was moved into the 8:30pm slot, drawing a crowd of 463,000, before Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell got the popcorn out to laugh at Morrison’s secret ministry alongside 508,000 viewers. Aftertaste brought all the drama of the West family to 175,000, before Win The Week debuted in a new timeslot to 147,000.

The highest rating show on SBS was a repeat of Tony Robinson’s History Of Britain, bringing in 146,000 viewers. 

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