TV ratings October 20: SAS Recruits #1 entertainment program for second night

SAS Australia

• Trump helps Nine rank #1 primary, Seven/Nine tie on network share

• SAS Recruits #1 entertainment program for a second night
• Trump helps Nine rank #1 primary, Seven/Nine tie on network share

Primetime News
Seven News 968,000/960,000
Nine News 909,000/912,000
ABC News 671,000
10 News First 300,000/222,000
SBS World News 156,000

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 775,000
7.30 560,000
The Project 311,000/486,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 228,000
Today 221,000
News Breakfast 194,000

Late night news
Nine News Late 103,000
The Latest 102,000
ABC News Late 63,000

Tuesday TV

Seven: After starting the week on 585,000, Home and Away was on 557,000 for the Tuesday episode.

Episode two of SAS Australia featured life after the exit of Roxy Jacenko. There were a further two voluntary withdrawals with Schapelle and Arabella both departing. Following a launch episode pulling 834,000, the second episode delivered 795,000, keeping the show narrowly ahead of The Block. The battle for the key demos was close with just a handful of viewers separate the Seven and Nine 7.30pm formats.

The Tuesday movie was then the 2018 monster epic Rampage with 266,000 watching.

Nine: A Current Affair started with reports from Martin King and then Brady Halls. The Tuesday audience was 775,000 after 731,000 on Monday and was one of the offerings that kept Nine in front of Seven last night.

The Block was in the middle of Hallway Week with a challenge added to the episode featuring some Block Allstars from the 2019 series. After 835,000 on Tuesday a week ago, the episode was on 793,000 last night, just 2,000 behind SAS Australia.

With the US election two weeks away, Nine launched The Trump Show after The Block with friends and foes commenting on the US President’s move from reality TV to the White House. The series launched strongly on 483,000.

10: The Project featured Deborah Mailman talking about the new animated superhero movie Wombat Combat with 486,000 after 7pm.

The contestants on Junior MasterChef had to make donut topping and fillings with Ben in all sorts of trouble during the cook. At the end of the show Phenix and Salvo were sent home. After 576,000 last week on Tuesday, last night did 470,000.

An Ambulance Australia repeat was on 279,000.

ABC: The new factual series Outback Ringer from Ben Davis’ production business Ronde launched at 8pm with 397,000 watching.

Episode two of Big Weather (And how to survive it) was on 371,000 after 468,000 a week ago.

SBS: A repeat of Every Family Has A Secret was on 217,000 as was the following repeat episode of Insight.

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