TV Ratings November 12: The Block delivers Nine’s Thursday win

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

• Final weeknight episode of The Block wins with season close to climax

Primetime News
Seven News 943,000/930,000
Nine News 832,000/820,000
ABC News 681,000
10 News First 304,000/205,000
SBS World News 162,000

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 642,000
7.30 601,000
The Project 281,000/416,000
The Drum 179,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 260,000
Today 228,000
News Breakfast 193,000

Thursday TV

Seven: Home and Away dipped to just under 500,000 after three nights above that mark.

Britain’s Got Talent then had another modest crowd with 215,000 watching.

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Nine: A Current Affair returned with 642,000 after a night off due to State of Origin.

The final weeknight episode of The Block, and the third-last before Sunday’s reveal and then the auctions a week later, had 748,000 tuning in. Despite the mid-season disruption the series has managed to deliver again for Nine, although it’s biggest challenge, the auctions, is yet to come.

A Paramedics repeat then did 399,000.

10: The Project had a second successive night close to 400,000.

The return of Jamie’s Quick & Easy Food was on 267,000 after returning on Wednesday with 272,000.

ABC: Laura Tingle was guest-hosting 7.30 with 601,000.

Scottish Vets Down Under then did 373,000 followed by Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure on 359,000.

SBS: A repeat of The Great Fire of London did best with174,000 at 7.30pm.

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