TV Ratings August 8: Nine wins fourth consecutive night with The Block

Mediaweek editor James Manning recaps last nights TV ratings.

• The Block rules the ratings as Nine wins fourth consecutive night
• The Weekly with its close links to Network Ten stars continues


Home and Away slipped for the second consecutive night as the ratings pattern has repeated this week: 700,000+, 672,000 and last night 628,000.

Two episodes of Highway Patrol then started on 578,000 but grew to 622,000 for the second episode.

The second episode of 9-1-1 then did 557,000 after launching on 563,000 last week.


Another good result for A Current Affair with 843,000 after two previous outings over 850,000 this week.

Episode four of The Block and the end of the first week. It was again just over 900,000 and a big winner for night.

The Block: Season 14, Week 1

Sunday 1.16m

Monday 1.13m

Tuesday 921,000

Wednesday 920,000

The final of Britain’s Got Talent then ran from 8.30pm through until close to 11pm with 371,000 watching.


Pointless dipped sharply to 232,000 after two nights just under 300,000.

The Project then did 271,000 and 475,000.

Survivor did 620,000 running second in the key demos behind only The Block. A week after launch, TEN has reported 931,000 capital city viewers, up 30% or 215,000 viewers from the overnight audience for the first episode number, with television playback and BVOD viewing plus television encore. That makes it the biggest ever seven-day BVOD rating for a launch of Australian Survivor.

The final episode of the first season of Instinct then did 267,000.


Carrie Bickmore was the guest on Anh’s Brush With Fame with 662,000 watching after 670,000 last week.

Her appearance on the ABC was the first from a string of Network Ten personalities on two shows within the space of an hour.

Guesting on The Weekly was Studio 10’s Sarah Harris on the Hard Chat segment. There were also cameos from Amanda Keller, Chris Brown, Todd Sampson, Steve Price, and Tommy Little in a very funny Gogglebox spoof branded Gogglenews Australia. The episode did 585,000 after 583,000 a week ago.

A very frank discussion with swingers followed on You Can’t Ask That for the audience of 352,000.

The Last Leg then did 227,000.

Tonightly With Tom Ballard featured Skye Leckie talking about her role in Filthy Rich And Homeless coming to SBS next week. The episode did 108,000 on the primary channel.


A repeat episode of Great British Railway Journeys did 259,000 followed by episode two of Food Safari Water on 170,000.

The audience then climbed to 215,000 for a doco on Mont Saint-Michael.

The third episode of the drama Dead Lucky then did 161,000.

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