TV Ratings August 7: The Block unveils rooms + The Bachelor #1 under 50

• 7pm shows tug at the heart strings with moving reports

Wednesday Week 32 2019

• The Block delivers more rooms and ratings in first week
• 7pm shows tug at the heart strings with moving reports
• The Bachelor ranks #1 under 50 as first ep surges in BVOD

• Seven News 1,037,000/1,001,000
• Nine News 92,000/883,000
• A Current Affair 784,000
• ABC News 621,000
• 7.30 567,000
• The Project 309,000/533,000
• 10 News First 386,000
• The Drum 179,000
• SBS World News 123,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 287,000
• Today 222,000


The channel’s 7pm drama Home And Away was steady on 656,000 after 660,000 on Tuesday and 676,000 on Monday.

Another Highway Patrol special did 439,000 after 7.30pm.

Seven’s midweek movie was The Martian with 330,000 watching.


A Current Affair was all over the latest in the amazing life of Roberta Williams. Later in the episode Sylvia Jeffreys presented the heartbreaking tale of Levi Wheeler who was a very brave youngster who left and amazing legacy. The midweek episode lifted to 784,000 after 726,000 on Tuesday and 849,000 on Monday.

The Block saw the remaining bedrooms from week one delivered in front of 886,000. At the end of the series’ first week for 2019 the audience numbers from Sunday have been 991,000; 859,000; 876,000 and then 886,000 last night.

Nine’s midweek movie was Bad Moms on 309,000.


The Project did over 500,000 yet again in a good week. It too had an amazing tale of courage with an interview with the widow of golfer Jarrod Lyle from Carrie Bickmore, which had the host and much of the audience in tears.

The Bachelor was then back for its second week with a midweek audience of 735,000, ranking #1 under 50 for the night. 10 calculated that the first episode last week has grown from its metro overnight audience of 828,000 to 1.26m with timeshift, BVOD and encore viewing.

10’s crime drama My Life Is Murder was then on 392,000. The channel also reports last week’s audience of 417,000 grew to 697,000.


Both Mad As Hell (611,000) and Hard Quiz (590,000) didn’t quite match the size of the ABC News audience (621,000).


Put together Tony Robinson and Egyptian history and you should have a winner. That’s what happened here with the 7.30pm screening of Egyptian Tomb Hunting pulling the channel’s biggest audience – 230,000.

Untold Australia then did 176,000.

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