TV Ratings August 18: The Block ranks #1 ahead of AGT and Survivor

Sunday Week 34 2019

• Nine’s embarrassment of riches secures network share of 40%
• Formal lounge reveal: The Block ranks #1 with best series result
• Best of the rest: Australia’s Got Talent and Australian Survivor

• Seven News 1,086,000
• Nine News 1,034,000
• ABC News 630,000
• The Project 237,000/380,000
• 10 News First 254,000
• Insiders 241,000
• Offsiders 154,000
• SBS World News 129,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 233,000
• Today 203,000


It’s not winning its timeslot, but an audience of 865,000 for Australia’s Got Talent is a good result for Seven. That’s up on the previous Sunday of 823,000.

Also up week-on-week from 439,000 to a much more competitive 616,000 was Sunday Night. The show actually outrated 60 Minutes in the national numbers – 910,000 to 889,000.


The broadcaster had a massive Sunday network share of 39.2% with the primary channel on 22.4% and 9Gem on 11.0%.

It was the luxury living reveals on The Block which helped pull the biggest audience of the season and its first night over 1m – 1.12m. That’s up from 995,000 a week ago.

60 Minutes was on 651,000, up slightly from 620,000.

Nine’s biggest cricket crowd came during the lunch break with 542,000 viewers checking in to see Australia struggling to take wickets on the final day of the second test. The first session audience was 462,000 (play started late due to rain) and then the second session did 260,000.


The Project Sunday continues to rate below the weekday editions. At 7pm last night it was on 380,000 after an average of 450,000 across five days last week.

Australian Survivor continues to perform competitively in the demos, with 650,000 last night, down from 693,000 a week ago. There was another tie at tribal council before a second vote saw Matt voted out.


A repeat screening of Attenborough’s Wonder Of Eggs did 389,000 at 7.40pm.

Episode three of Les Norton was on 389,000 after 436,000 a week ago.


The repeat of the Todd McKenney episode of Who Do You Think You Are? was on 146,000 at 7.30pm.

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