TV Ratings August 20: The Block keeps Nine ahead but Survivor gets 10 demo win

• Seven News and Home and Away key to close contest

Tuesday Week 34 2019

• The Block and ACA keep Nine in front, but only just
• Seven News and Home and Away key to close contest
• Survivor gives 10 demo win as Andy creates campfire havoc
• Seven’s Sunrise lead pushes to 100,000+ over Nine’s Today

Seven News 1,051,000/1,010,000
• Nine News 809,000/839,000
• A Current Affair 759,000
• ABC News 585,000
• 7.30 489,000
• The Project 297,000/502,000
• 10 News First 405,000
• The Drum 176,000
• SBS World News 160,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 298,000
• Today 190,000


Seven narrowly trailed Nine in primary share last night and it managed a bigger combined channel share.

It was a big day from Seven’s news and current affairs starting at breakfast where the lead Sunrise has over its opposition pushed out to over 100,000. Then after 6pm Seven News was well in control with a metro network lead close to 250,000 with wins in each east coast mainland capital and then double the audience in Adelaide and Perth.

Home and Away was on 687,000, up marginally from 672,000 on Monday.

Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly might be an example of what the new CEO is talking about when it comes to lack of product for 7.30pm. The show was well behind the opposition on 519,000.

The 2017 movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle then did 353,000, gathering some late night share for the channel.


A Current Affair was down 150,000 to 759,000 after its massive Monday audience of 913,000.

The Block renos continued but the highlight for many viewers was the appearance of Kylie Minogue. At one point in the show Scott Cam introduced Mitch and Mark to a good friend who turned out to be Kylie. Her connection to the show? Nine explained Kylie’s uncle is a cameraman on The Block. The episode did 852,000 after exactly the same crowd on Tuesday last week.

The third week of SeaChange saw the audience on 557,000 after 520,000 last week.


Guesting on The Project was comedian, podcaster and writer Adam Rozenbachs talking about what sounds like a great new book, Paris and Other Disappointments. (Dave Hughes gave the book an endorsement on the weekend too as he bought 2 copies.) The episode pushed the 7pm audience back over 500,000.

Another compelling episode of Survivor with the audience continuing to grow with 793,000 another series high. The first tribal council since the merge proved to be a cracker with Andy getting all the votes and causing a bit of havoc on the way out. The episode cleaned up in the demos and was #1 for the night under 50.

Two NCIS repeats followed with audiences of 217,000 and 130,000. NCIS also screened on 10 Bold at 7.30pm.


Foreign Correspondent was on 404,000 at 8pm.

Catalyst looked at aging again, this time keeping your brain healthy, with 339,000 watching.

Part two of Miriam’s Deathly Adventure then did 222,000.


Part three of London: 2,000 Years Of History was on 254,000, which could make it the channel’s most-watched show for a third week.

Insight was then on 212,000.

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