TV ratings November 16: SAS Australia #1 as The Block exits weeknights

SAS Australia

• As The Block exits weeknights, Seven moves into first place

• As The Block exits weeknights, Seven moves into first place
• SAS Australia #1 entertainment show, Obama finds an audience at 10

Primetime News
Seven News 899,000/920,000
Nine News 959,000/931,000
ABC News 735,000
10 News First 336,000/234,000
SBS World News 151,000

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 666,000
The Project 289,000/480,000
The Drum 194,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 259,000
Today 208,000
News Breakfast 201,000

Late Night News
The Latest 164,000
ABC Late News 140,000
Nine News Late 103,000
World News Late 43,000

Monday TV 

Seven: With no episode of The Block in the Nine schedule, Seven won its first night in 12 weeks.

Colby’s trial got underway on Home and Away with 566,000 after a week 46 average of 515,000.

Episode nine of SAS Australia was on 676,000 making it #1 entertainment program of the night. Plenty of gruelling challenges last night, but no recruits threw in the towel. Two opt out tonight though apparently.

Two episodes of The Rookie had audiences of 329,000 and 260,000. 

Nine: Tracy Grimshaw warned viewers at the start of A Current Affair that Brady Halls’ story about neglect in an aged care home would be hard to watch and she wasn’t wrong. The episode started the show’s week with 666,000 watching after an average of 687,000 last week.

No episode of The Block for the first time in 12 weeks with Gold Coast Cops moving to Nine to fill the spot. The series has launched on the channel with audiences just over 400,000 for the two episodes.

The James Bond festival then continued with Skyfall on 265,000.

10: The Project took over two hours of primetime, firstly with the regular episode on 289,000 and then 480,000 after 7pm. The episode featured music makers Tina Arena and AC/DC. The show’s 7pm average last week was 450,000.

The Project’s Peter van Onselen then hosted Barack Obama: The Interview which was in fact two recent interviews the former President gave to CBS. The audience was 470,000 which is a good result for an hour of US politics in primetime.

The penultimate 2020 episode of Have You Been Paying Attention? featured Ed and Sam with Tony Martin, Amanda Keller and Urzila Carlson. The episode was on 617,000 after 621,000 a week ago.

ABC: 7.30 started its new week on 610,000 after an average of 632,000 last week.

Australian Story featured how serial killer Bradley Edwards hid in plain sight for nearly 25 years before WA detectives finally tracked him down. The episode was on 601,000.

There is no more Four Corners this year after last week’s explosive investigation. Instead viewers were offered the first of the three-part In the Face of Terror which did 389,000.

Media Watch had an audience of 455,000 and Q+A was called Sex, Lies and Better Politics with 307,000 watching.

SBS: The Great House Revival followed SBS World News with 153,000 watching the Irish renovation.

The second episode of Life and Birth then did 103,000.

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