TV Ratings August 25: Ashes shock! + The Block master bedrooms get 1m+

• Best of the rest: 10’s Survivor and Seven’s AGT semi-final

Sunday Week 35 2019

• Ashes shock! England triumph keeps series alive for Nine
• 9Gem hits a six, pushes Nine to network share of 42.7%
The Block master bedrooms reveal draws another 1m+ crowd
• Best of the rest: 10’s Survivor and Seven’s AGT semi-final

• Seven News 1,096,000
• Nine News 1,006,000
• ABC News 606,000
• The Project 228,000/377,000
• 10 News First 218,000
• Insiders 230,000
• Offsiders 173,000
• SBS World News 158,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 235,000
• Today 193,000


Six acts took the stage on an Australia’s Got Talent semi-final for a place in the Grand Final. Joel Creasy joined as a guest judge and one of the acts on offer was the knife-wielding Captain Ruin. The acts managed to keep an audience of 731,000 entertained, down from 865,000 a week ago when there were less distractions.

Sunday Night featured and iceberg climber and teenage millionaires. The episode did 477,000 after 543,000 a week ago.


Nine can boast a Sunday network share of 40%+ all people and 45.8% 25-54. 9Gem had an all people share of 15.8%, 25-54 was on 16.8% with the final day of the third test a major drawcard.

With master bedroom reveals on The Block and the third Ashes Test just a few wickets away from retaining the trophy, there was no way Nine was going to not start the week with a win. The only question was how big a victory.

The Block kept is audience over 1m for a second successive Sunday despite the nail-biting cricket climax on sister station 9Gem.

60 Minutes then did 624,000 after 644,000 the previous week.

The cricket was doing bumper business on 9Gem with a primetime share of 15.8% and audiences close to 700,000 and then 500,000 for the first two sessions. Nine’s Today show could get a bump as many people got the shock result and highlights reported by the rights holder this morning.


The Sunday Project managed 377,000 after 7pm with Natalie Bassingthwaighte previewing the forthcoming opening of Chicago.

Australian Survivor began with Abbey winning a sponsor’s car. Was this the first MG to land on the Fijian island? Later in the show David won immunity and Shaun was voted off, but he has to stay around as the first member of the jury. The Sunday audience was 735,000 after 652,000 the previous week.

Two episodes of Instinct did 272,000 and 133,000 for the repeat.


The 7.40pm slot was filled by the doco Judi Dench’s Wild Borneo Adventure on 411,000.

Les Norton did 353,000 after 398,000 a week prior.

Glitch returned at the unusual time of 9.25pm and rated accordingly – 142,000 watching the series three premiere.


The repeat episodes of Who Do You Think You Are? at 7.30pm continued with Ernie Dingo’s turn last night attracting 124,000.

A repeat of the doco on pro-wrestler André the Giant followed with 134,000.

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