TV Ratings August 21: The Block 800k + as Utopia returns with over 700k

• How much is a four-letter word worth to The Bachelor? About 100,000 viewers it seems

Wednesday Week 34 2019

Programs about construction (or lack of) win midweek ratings:
• The Block just over 800,000 with master Bedroom Week
• Utopia’s National Building Authority returns with 700,000+ 

• Seven News 1,029,000/1,008,000
• Nine News 838,000/875,000
• A Current Affair 777,000
• ABC News 632,000
• 7.30 504,000
• The Project 262,000/440,000
• 10 News First 372,000
• The Drum 148,000
• SBS World News 155,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 268,000
• Today 209,000


Home and Away was on 651,000 after two nights closer to 700,000.

The Chase Australia went primetime last night with Sunrise presenters guesting on the show. The episode did 628,000 to rank third in the slot while the 5.30pm segment was on 594,000.

The channel then screened the first two episodes of the four-part ITV drama Cheat starring Katherine Kelly and Molly Windsor. The first ep was on 258,000, the second was on 200,000.


A Current Affair was up marginally from Tuesday’s 759,000 to 777,000.

On The Block master bedroom week continued for most Blockheads with an audience of 803,000 after last week’s 765,000.

The 2016 movie London Has Fallen then did 334,000.


The Project dropped well below half a million to 440,000 after 7pm.

How much is a four-letter word worth to The Bachelor? About 100,000 viewers it seems. The Wednesday numbers week-on-week went down from 783,000 to 653,000.

My Life Is Murder then did 382,000.


The channel’s share surged to 14.1% thanks to a magnet attracting audience at 9pm. The return of Utopia was the broadcaster’s #1 midweek show. All programs before and after gained some momentum.

Hard Quiz was up from 619,000 to 641,000.

Mad As Hell moved the most, up from 585,000 to 683,000.

The return of Utopia was on 711,000 after a media blitz from Rob Sitch. The first episode looked at tackling high-level company fraud. It’s been two years since series three which averaged just over 700,000.

The second episode of Diary of an Uber Driver did a much better 330,000 after launching with 266,000.


Tony Robinson was on the River Thames in Coast To Coast at 7.30pm with 219,000 watching.

Episode three of Untold Australia drew the biggest SBS audience with 229,000.

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