TV Ratings October 25, 2023: Australia win third consecutive match at the ICC World Cup while Glenn Maxwell makes history

Glenn Maxwell ICC Cricket World Cup

Tensions continue to grow between two houses on The Block

• 1.2 million tune in to The Block in Total TV, up 42%
• Bec Judd and Kate Twigley eliminated from The Amazing Race

Total TV Ratings, October 18

1,288,000 watched Nine’s The Block where there was more angst about budgets and how some seemed to have more than others, up 42%.

914,000 viewed Seven’s Home and Away where Xander pressed Mali and Rose and Xander confided in Mali and Mackenzie, up 26%.

737,000 saw ABC’s Hard Quiz, up 17%.

702,000 tuned into 10’s The Amazing Race Australia. After a 12-hour flight delay, the celebrity contestants were faced with a detour, up 49%.

Overnight TV Ratings, October 25

Primetime News
Seven News 744,000 (6:00pm) / 724,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 702,000 (6:00pm) / 694,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 538,000
10 News First 189,000 (5:00pm)/ 143,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 128,000 (6:30pm)/ 101,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 563,000
7.30 421,000
The Project 172,000 6:30pm / 252,000 7pm

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 215,000
Today 168,000
News Breakfast 142,000

Nine won Wednesday night with a primary share of 25.7% and a network share of 35.9%. 9Gem has won multi channels with a 5% share.

Meanwhile, Seven received a primary share of 14.9% and a network share of 23.5% while Ten took a 9.2% primary share and a network share of 15.0%.


Nine’s A Current Affair (563,000) looked at a community ‘street market’ based in Kingston, Logan, south of Brisbane that helps the less fortunate. However, founder Angela Leo has now received a notice from Logan City Council declaring the community initiative a “nuisance”. 

Next up, it was time for The Block. While Tuesday’s figures saw 650,000 tune in, on Wednesday, 611,000 watched on. During the episode, it was three days until the front garden and facade week reveal, as well as the rest of the insides of the house and Leah and Ash were devastated by the loss of their dog Ollie. While the other Blockheads consoled the married couple, Lesley and Kylie did not, causing an even bigger rift between them. Meanwhile, Scott Cam and Shelley Craft conducted their final walk-around for the year and were very impressed with all the work the teams on Charming St had put in. 

Then, 356,000 watched the first innings between Australia and Netherlands in the ICC Cricket World Cup while 336,000 caught the Innings Break. At the end of the match, our home team secured their third successive World Cup game, defeating the Dutch by 309 runs. During the game, Glenn Maxwell (pictured) smashed the fastest hundred in the history of the 50-over World Cup.


398,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away as Felicity faced the consequences of her actions while Tane closed a door and Irene prepared to hear her fate. Viewership was up/down from Tuesday’s 410,000.

Then, 283,000 stayed on for Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly. During the episode, Liane bought Woody the Boxer to mend her son’s broken heart after their beloved Boxer Beau had passed away, but it soon spelled disaster! 

Following this, it was time for A Year on Planet Earth. 178,000 tuned in to see the great melt begin and new life erupts during Spring; however, life in the Southern Hemisphere gets rough with worsening conditions as the animals prepared for shorter days. 


421,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 speak to Lismore residents who say its flood buyback scheme is mired in delays and confusion. Sarah Ferguson also interviewed Lynn Hastings and the program also looked at how the Australian government announced extra troops deployed to the Middle East.

421,000 then watched Hard Quiz with Tom Gleeson. Challengers were quizzed on knowledge of Jurassic Park, Elvis, Ex-PM Gough Whitlam and the not-very-successful basketball team, the Charlotte Hornets. Question Everything followed for 319,000 before 213,000 watched a repeat of Would I Lie to You? UK.


On 10, The Project (172,000 6:30pm / 252,000 7pm) looked at how Passengers from the infamous Ruby Princess cruise, which led to a major COVID-19 outbreak, have won their class action lawsuit after the Federal Court found operator Carnival to be negligent. 

While last week, 353,000 viewers tuned in, this week, 325,000 watched The Amazing Race Australia. During Wednesday’s episode, the celebrities were led on a spiritual journey to Angkor Wat, Cambodia — one of the world’s largest religious structures — where one team’s fighting spirit was tested by learning local martial arts. At the end of the race,  Darren McMullen and nephew Tristan were the first to arrive while Bec Judd and Kate Twigley’s decision to take a time penalty when faced with eating fried tarantulas resulted in their elimination.

Heat then followed for 117,000. Fuelled by anger after Sarah confessed her affair, Steve confronted Brad as the fire moved at a deadly pace toward the house. 


The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Putin’s Crisis with 123,000 tuning in to see Frontline examine how the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, reached this moment of crisis. Veteran filmmaker Michael Kirk and his team examined the story of Putin’s rise, his clashes at home and abroad, and how his troubled Ukraine war led to the greatest threat yet to his grip on power.

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