TV ratings October 19: SAS Australia Monday’s new favourite

SAS Australia

• Seven ranks #1 network, The Block helps keep Nine #1 primary

• Screentime’s SAS Australia Monday’s new favourite, #1 on debut
• Seven ranks #1 network, The Block helps keep Nine #1 primary
• 10 in the mix too as HYBPA? blitzes both in Monday key demos

Primetime News
Seven News 1,018,000/991,000
Nine News 957,000/941,000
ABC News 733,000
10 News First 324,000/222,000
SBS World News 179,000

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 731,000
7.30 602,000
The Project 333,000/530,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 233,000
Today 215,000
News Breakfast 186,000

Late night news
Nine News Late 196,000
The Latest 141,000
ABC News Late 137,000

Monday TV 

Seven: Home and Away started the week on 582,000 after an average audience of 511,000 last week.

SAS Australia was perhaps a brave commission, but it has paid off big time so far with a timeslot winning 834,000 on debut, knocking of The Block and pushing Junior MasterChef lower. SAS Australia won the national 7:30 pm timeslot for 25-54 and grew Seven’s numbers significantly compared to same time last year. The early exit of Roxy Jacenko might rid the show of one of its more colurful characters, but it is driving a torrent of chatter on social media that money can’t buy.

The US drama The Rookie returned with the first two episodes of season two with audiences of 280,000 and then 235,000.

Nine: A Current Affair started its new week with a Brady Halls story about the victim of a drunk driver accident. The episode had an audience of 731,000 after an average of 695,000 last week.

The Block gave viewers an idea why the host on Sunday night called it the toughest week yet. However up against SAS Australia, the audience of 783,000 was down from 860,000 a week ago.

An hour of RBT followed with 365,000.

After Nine News Late, 100% Footy had 41,000 viewers while Footy Classified was on 135,000.

10: The Project featured an interview with Niall Horan about his cancelled Australian live tour and his new virtual concert to be broadcast from the Royal Albert Hall. The episode pushed the show back over half a million after 7pm to 530,000.

We got ahead of ourself yesterday with excitement about how the contestants would qualify for immunity this week on Junior MasterChef. The audience found out last night that Laura and Ruby will be safe from elimination. Andy got to wear his Three Blue Ducks apron instead of sporting MasterChef merch. The audience of 454,000 after 546,000 on Monday last week.

Have You Been Paying Attention? saw Sam and Ed joined by Tony, Susie and Celia with the 10 audience growing to 735,000, over 100,000 up on 628,000 a week ago. The show ranked #1 Monday in all the key demos.

Dave Hughes then portrayed Don Bradman in Drunk History Australia with 288,000 watching.

ABC: Australian Story featured part two of To Catch a Stalker with 617,000 watching.

The rest of the night saw Four Corners on 478,000, Media Watch on 491,000 and then Q+A on 284,000.

SBS: The second season of The Great House Revival is in Dublin where a brave renovator is taking on a 1926 Georgian townhouse from the early 19th century. The series launched with 164,000.

A repeat of 24 Hours in Emergency then did 123,000.

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