TV Ratings November 10: The Block, Crime Stories secure Nine Tuesday win

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Mediaweek’s James Manning looks at last night’s TV ratings.

• The Block and Australian Crime Stories secure Nine Tuesday win
• Jackson withdraws from SAS Australia, Addicted Australia debuts

Primetime News
Seven News 981,000/970,000
Nine News 883,000/907,000
ABC News 697,000
10 News First 344,000/216,000
SBS World News 152,000

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 715,000
7.30 597,000
The Project 283,000/487,000
The Drum 170,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 277,000
News Breakfast 228,000
Today 208,000

Late night news
Nine News Late 147,000
The Latest 96,000
ABC Late News 54,000

Tuesday TV

Seven: Home and Away began the week with 547,000 and backed up on Tuesday with 540,000.

The recruits on SAS Australia were hoping Firass Dirani would be a voluntary withdrawal last night, however it was Jackson Warne that quit after a gruelling pack march. The audience of 582,000 was just under Monday’s 584,000. The messages from the recruits families were a highlight.

The 2013 movie Pacific Rim then did 170,000.

Nine: A Current Affair had a second successive night over 700,000.

The Block featured work on the backyards which don’t have much space after the swimming pools are factored in. There was plenty of stress trying to get on top of the to-do list which wasn’t made any easier after the defect lists were handed out. More trouble in the Brighton paradise is promised tonight too. The crowd of 828,000 helped secured Nine’s win and was up a little on 815,000 a week ago.

Australian Crime Stories saw its audience push above 400,000 with possibly the best episode of the series – A Deadly Friendship – a look at the case of killer Jonathan Dick.

Nine’s West Gate Bridge Disaster doco screened on the 50th anniversary of the bridge collapse with 229,000 watching.

10: The Project dipped below 500,000 with Tanya Hennessy ending the episode with some laughs.

A repeat episode of Ambulance Australia was on 248,000 after 7.30pm.

NCIS: Los Angeles then returned with 148,000 after 9pm. 

ABC: Outback Ringer was on 362,000 at 8pm.

The doco on 2018 National Indigenous Cricket Team, Walkabout Wickets, did 179,000 after 8.30pm.

SBS: Surprisingly Great British Railway Journeys wasn’t the channel’s #1 last night. That accolade went to the series launch of Addicted Australia which was on 239,000.

There were 215,000 Michael Portillo fans tuning in for their railway journey at 7.30pm.

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