TV Ratings October 11, 2023: Brett’s backwards plan and the gossip mags cause chaos on The Block

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Olympian Stephanie Rice suffers a painful injury on SAS

• One team saved from elimination on The Amazing Race

Total TV Ratings, October 4

1,146,000 watched Nine’s The Block as Kristy’s behaviour at Ash’s dinner party continues to be the talk of Charming Street, up 40%.

909,000 tuned into the season premiere of 10’s The Amazing Race Australia: Celebrity Edition as 11 celebrities kicked off the race with their nearest and dearest, swapping five-star luxury for the chaotic streets of New Delhiup 45%.

906,000 saw Home and Away as Zara imposed on Mali and Rose and Felicity kept Tane’s baby dreams at bay, up 25%.

749,000 sat down for RFDS where Pete was forced to face his deepest fears, when he, Wayne, and the RFDS crew were all tasked with a catastrophic multi-casualty boat crash, up 66%.

748,000 also caught ABC’s Hard Quiz with Tom Gleeson, up 12%.


Overnight TV Ratings, October 11

Primetime News
Seven News 823,000 (6:00pm) / 848,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 746,000 (6:00pm) / 726,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 578,000

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 608,000
7.30 459,000
The Project 253,000 7pm

Seven won Wednesday night with a primary share of 20.0% and a network share of 29.5%. 7Mate has won multi channels with a 3.8% share.

475,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away as Felicity doubled down on her lie and Leah couldn’t face losing Justin and Alf demanded answers. Then, it was another night of SAS Australia for 402,000. Olympian Stephanie Rice suffered a painful injury that threatened to end her time on the course. At the same time, Anthony “The Man” Mundine revealed his heartbreak about missing out on selection for The Kangaroo Tour. When DS Ant Middleton asked Anthony if he believed his non-selection came down to race, he said: “One hundred per cent!”. 

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Nine’s A Current Affair (608,000) spoke to Save the Children humanitarian Jason Lee who said the situation in Israel was dire as food, water and medical supplies were dwindling. “Children pay the ultimate price for this ongoing cycle of violence,” Lee said. “It is imperative that all sides protect civilians, especially children.” Then, 574,000 tuned in to The Block. After Australia’s biggest gossip mags descended on Charming Street, the Blockheads turned on each other after seeing what they had all said about one another in the interviews. Meanwhile, Brett called a Body Corporate to see if he could switch his backyard and front yard in judging so that the pool — which is clearly a backyard feature in any home — would become part of front yard week. While he tried to convince the others there was nothing to it, all he really wanted was to win a Ford Mustang. 

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459,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 explore a Canadian woman with links to Australia who is believed to be one of the hostages kidnapped by Hamas and Sarah Ferguson travelled to Possession Island with leading ‘Yes’ campaigner Noel Pearson. 464,000 then watched Hard Quiz where self-nominated experts in Kate Bush, Bratz dolls, Kakadu National Park and The Goodies took on questions by Tom Gleeson. Another all-new episode of Mother and Son followed for 254,000 as Arthur was concerned by Maggie’s friend Heather, who may be a bad influence. Robbie’s marriage faced a crisis after Arthur unwittingly got involved and Maggie and Heather caused chaos at Tony and Maya’s new restaurant. 

On 10, The Project (253,000 7pm) chatted with NITV’s John Paul Janke who revealed what Australia will look like if the country votes No in the Referendum on Saturday. The panel also welcomed Aussie acting legend Claudia Karvan who is looking for the next big star with a new young stars initiative, revealing she wants to give back to the next generation of actors. Then, 332,000 sat down for The Amazing Race Australia. The remaining nine teams headed to the beautiful Indian coastal state of Kerala for the third leg. Choosing to compete in a Fast Forward, Darren McMullen jeopardised his TV good looks by getting a nose piercing alongside his nephew Tristan while King George and sister Pam were last to hit the carpet at the Pit Stop. Luckily for them, it was a non-elimination leg!

More updates as we get them…

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