TV ratings October 12, 2021: SAS Australia finale sees only one recruit pass muster and complete the course

SAS Australia

• The Block tops the night again but Seven #1 in a close battle with Nine

Total TV Ratings for October 5 2021

The Block continues to dominate the total TV ratings, this time with an audeince of 1.448m which made it the top non-news program for the night and also the #1 program on Nine, outstripping its own primtime news program. The episode was up 22% on its overnight ratings and featured frenemies Tanya and Vito and Ronnie and Georgia being forced to go on a night away together after tying for first place at the Living and Dining Week reveals. Kirsty and Jesse then had to leave the site when they got news Kirsty’s grandmother has passed away, with the other teams agreeing to help them out at the Winners are Grinners dinner.

The Masked Singer‘s finale had an average audience of 1.031m for its broadcast which was up by 14%. The reveal of Anastacia (AKA the Vampire) being the winner of the season then had 1.217m.

On Seven, Home and Away was the top non-news program with 1.174m, an icnrease of 20%. SAS Australia was also over 1m after increasing its overnight audience by 33% for its episode that saw no recruits go home.

October 12 Overnight TV Ratings

• Dog House Australia opens its door to an audience over 400k

Primetime News
Seven News 935,000/952,000
Nine News 884,000/882,000
ABC News 718,000
10 News First 310,000 (5:00pm)/ 202,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 132,000 (6:30pm) 119,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 685,000
7.30 501,000
The Project 260,000 (6:30pm)/431,000 (7:00pm)
The Drum 175,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 248,000
Today 226,000
News Breakfast 209,000

Late News
Nine News 95,000
The Latest 144,000
ABC Late News 51,000


Seven was able to edge Nine out by the slimmest of margins to be the top primary channel last night with a share of 19.9% and was also the top network with a more comfortable 29.5%.

Home and Away had a crowd of 587,000 which provided a strong lead in to the season finale of SAS Australia.

In the finale of SAS Australia, 631,000 tuned in as Sam Burgess was the only one of the five final recruits to complete the course. Upon completing the course, Burgess said: “What I’m taking from it is I’m going to pour all of my time, my emotion, into the places that deserve it in my life. It starts with my kids and making sure I’m the best role model for them. It’s just a great lesson in life.”

Up next was a repeat of Inside Chernobyl that brought in 277,000 viewers.


A Current Affair had 685,000 viewers as the show covered calls from the hospitality industry for the government to open international borders to help with staffing shortages.

The Block then had 849,000 viewers as the teams blew up about the number of tradies at Kirsty and Jesse‘s house (48!) as everyone continued to work on their backyard and pools. Also, it took one and a half seasons but Mitch and Mark finally won a challenge by winning the Domain Buyers Jury challenge.

The episode was once again the top non-news program of the night and was #1 in all key demos.

Love Island Australia‘s second episode of the year then had 279,000 viewers, this was down on the overnight audience the show had on its launch Monday night which was 311,000. However, the show is expected to add to its audience over the week through BVOD viewers, so it will be interesting when the first set of total TV ratings come out for the program.

A repeat of Travel Guides then took 175,000 viewers to New Zealand.


The Project had 260,000 (6:30pm) and 431,000 (7:00pm) as the show covered Prince Charles warning to Scott Morrison over climate change, and the fight to save Australia’s tallest trees.

Dog House Australia made its debut last night with the local take on the popular UK format bringing in an audience of 480,000. The show aimed to pair up dogs with prospective owners, including Finn who wanted a dog that could protect him from seagulls.

The Cheap Seats then aired at 8:30pm with an audience of 330,000.

On 10 Bold, coverage of the Socceroos loss to Japan had a national audience of 282,000. Metro was on 213,000 with 69,000 in regional markets.


The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury had 339,000 viewers as the show went to the lush Ionian island of Corfu, which is often called the least Greek of all the Greek islands.

Step Into Paradise then had 268,000 as it told the story of fashion designers Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson.


The top show on SBS was a repeat of Great American Railroad Journeys with 208,000 viewers.

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