TV Ratings October 14, 2021: Gogglebox edges out Home and Away to be #1 non-news program


• Home and Away heavy lineup makes Seven top primary channel

Total TV Ratings for October 7, 2021

The Block was once again the top non-news program in the total TV ratings. The episode had an audience of 1.435m after increasing its overnight audience by 22%. In the episode, Josh and Luke were on the verge of conceding defeat just two days out from hallway and laundry reveals, after pool distractions and plasterer drama. Tanya and Vito also copped an unexpected hit to their budget when they were forced to pay for cabinetry installation they thought they were getting for free. 

Home and Away was the top non-news program for Seven with 1.164m, an increase of 22%.

Gogglebox was the top program for 10 with 1.027m, up 17% on its overnight ratings.

October 14 Overnight TV Ratings

• Best of the rest: Love Island AU, Paramedics, Ambulance AU

Primetime News

Seven News 957,000/955,000
Nine News 914,000/942,000
ABC News 657,000
10 News First 321,000 (5:00pm)/ 194,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 152,000 (6:30pm) 125,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs

A Current Affair 716,000
7.30 439,000
The Project 230,000 (6:30pm)/343,000 (7pm)
The Drum 154,000

Breakfast TV

Sunrise 249,000
Today 237,000
News Breakfast 197,000

Late News

Nine News Late 64,000
The Latest 181,000
ABC Late News 79,000
SBS World News Late 50,000


ACA got Nine’s lineup off to a good start with 716,000. The episode covered the dozens of homes in Sydney’s west that will be knocked down for the new metro line.

Paramedics then followed in the 7:30pm slot, bringing in an audience of 414,000.

Love Island Australia then aired its fourth ep of the week and it was full of drama as Aaron and Taku had a big argument based on Taku’s date with Jess after she told Aaron she wasn’t feeling it with him anymore. Tensions rose when Aaron joked about ruining Taku’s date by knocking the cheese platter out of his hands. The episode had 174,000 viewers.


Seven was the top primary (19.0%) and network (30.3%) last night thanks to a combo of Home and Away and America’s Got Talent.

Home and Away was the top non-news program on Seven after airing three back to back episodes. The first two eps had an average of 566,000 while the third episode had 554,000 viewers.

The second episode of America’s Got Talent then aired, bringing in an audience of 232,000.

The WBBL launched last night for the 2021 season with the Sydney Sixers against the Melbourne Stars, from Blundstone Arena in Tasmania. The audience watching on 7mate was 75,000.


The Project had 230,000 (6:30pm) and 343,000 (7:00pm) as the show covered the abuse suffered by Australian scientists during the pandemic.

Nine wasn’t the only one airing a medical factual reality series last night, with 10 showing a repeat of Ambulance Australia at 7:30pm. The episode had 227,000 viewers.

Gogglebox Australia was then the top non-news program of the night with 577,000 viewers and was also #1 in all key demos.


On 7.30 last night one of Leigh Sales’ guests was Sir Billy Connolly speaking from Miami about how he is still embracing life despite having Parkinson’s disease.

A repeat of Foreign Correspondent had 295,000 for its story of East Timorese children stolen during wartime and taken to Indonesia, returning home.

Q+A had an audience of 276,000 as the show was live from Melbourne with Virginia Trioli and covered the next steps Australia should take when living with Covid-19.


The arrival of a new series from Michael Portillo is a big deal for SBS viewers. An audience of 243,000 tuned in last night for the start of Cornwall & Devon with Michael Portillo. The six-episode series was filmed during Covid as Portillo left his London lockdown. His walking tour of south-west England started on the Cornwall coast and there wasn’t a train line in sight.

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