TV Ratings August 28: The Block again secures Nine victory

Mediaweek Editor James Manning rounds up last nights TV ratings.

• Master bedroom envy: The Block again secures Nine victory
• Tough crowd! Australian Survivor’s Tegan voted out… twice!


Home And Away started the week on 633,000 and then dropped to 616,000 – both numbers lower than the week 34 average.

Seven then went old school with an ob doc hour into Aussie drama.

Border Security started the hour on 418,000 with the audience then growing to 455,000 for The Force.

800 Words then did 446,000 after 471,000 a week ago.


Coles Little Shop collectables chaos and a report on a small town tragedy from reporter Leila McKinnon featured on A Current Affair with 758,000 watching after 840,000 on Monday.

The Block saw the Blockheads continuing to construct their master bedroom suites, which are already looking like being very impressive. So too were the ratings again with 1.01m for the Tuesday episode, 350,000 higher than the next-most popular entertainment show.

Nine then delivered a double shot of True Story With Hamish And Andy. The fresh episode did 655,000 (703,000 last week) and then the repeat 533,000 (558,000 last week).


The Project featured a studio appearance from newish boy band sensation Why Don’t We, who listed The Beatles as their favourite boy band. The episode did 528,000 after 7pm.

A long and complex episode of Australian Survivor last night, which would have appealed big time to fans who follow the strategies people employ to survive. In the end it was Tegan who was sent home. However, it took two votes, from two tribes, at the one tribal council to get rid of her. The episode did 667,000 after 661,000 last week.


Foreign Correspondent was in Berlin with reporter Eric Campbell looking at Israelis resettling in Berlin. After 486,000 a week ago, the episode last night was on 416,000.

Catalyst looked at the possibility of building a time machine for its audience of 337,000.

Part three of Essential Media’s Search For Second Earth then did 227,000.


Episode three of the way-too-short four-part Great Indian Train Journeys did 319,000. It was the channel’s most-watched program last week and could perhaps swing that again this week.

A repeat of Insight was on 270,000 followed by Dateline on 193,000.

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