TV Ratings October 27, 2021: Nine cruises to an easy win as The Block begins to wind down

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• The Bachelorette down week on week but up big in total TV

TV ratings: Wednesday Week 43 2021

The Block was the top non-news program in the total TV ratings with 1.436m, an increase of 25%. The episode saw work on the garage, study and basements continued ahead of the final week focus on front gardens and facades.

Gruen was the top show for the ABC with 1.198m after improving its overnight ratings by 23%. The program saw a Primo Scrambles ad analysis get airtime that money can’t buy. Russel Howcroft was the odd one out again who wants to try the product. 

Home and Away was the top program on Seven after increasing its audience by 20% to 1.137m viewers.

The Bachelorette had a big rise in the total TV ratings after its premiere episode featuring Brooke Blurton increased its overnight ratings by 51% to 754,000 viewers. The show kicked off with its signature red carpet arrivals before fellow Bachelor alum Jamie-Lee got the first kiss, and Darvid got the white rose.

The biggest riser though in the total TV ratings continue to be Love Island Australia which was up 99%, bringing its viewers to 593,000.

Total TV Ratings for October 13, 2021

• Today show has a rare win over Sunrise
• Hard Quiz and Gruen push ABC’s comedy lineup to a strong result

Primetime News
Seven News 903,000/918,000
Nine News 845,000/834,000
ABC News 607,000
10 News First 253,000 (5:00pm)/ 159,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 141,000 (6:30pm) 129,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 697,000
7.30 516,000
The Project 207,000 (6:30pm)/340,000 (7pm)
The Drum 147,000

Breakfast TV
Today 236,000
Sunrise 228,000
News Breakfast 206,000

Late News
The Latest 144,000
Nine News Late 80,000
ABC Late News 42,000
SBS World News Late 46,000


The Today show capped off the momentum that it had been building in recent months by having a rare win over Sunrise in the breakfast slot. The show had an audience of 236,000.

Nine has also continued to feast on the success of The Block which has been on a huge winning streak in the 7:30pm slot. The broadcaster was once again the #1 primary channel with a 21.5% share and also the top network with 31.9%.

The Block was the top non-news program of the night with 861,000. The episode saw the teams reunite with their family and reminisce about their journeys on the show. During the renovations, Josh and Luke‘s concrete steps were hit with another blow over a material shortage, while Mitch and Marks pavers needed to be ripped up when they fell shy of regulation.

Love Island Australia then followed with 252,000. The episode saw tension rise between Tina Provis and Ronni Krongold after Ronni told Tina about his plan to stay in the villa by making a play for Emily Ward even though he was not interested in her.

Botched was up next with a special episode on its most memorable celebrity patients. The episode had 107,000 viewers.


Home and Away was the top non-news program on Seven last night as the soap brought in a crowd of 583,000.

A double episode of Highway Patrol then aired that brought in 415,000 and 387,000 viewers. America’s Got Talent then aired its fifth episode of its audition phase.


The Project had 207,000 (6:30pm) and 340,000 (7:00pm) as the show spoke to the world’s first openly gay footballer, Adelaide United’s Josh Cavallo.

The Bachelorette then had 253,000 viewers for its third episode which saw 10 participants selected for a group date around compatibility, Holly and Brooke going salsa dancing on a romantic single date and 25-year-old Victorian filmmaker Ritu being sent home. This episode was down on its premiere last Wednesday of 397,000 viewers.

Two episodes of Bull then aired which had 178,000 and 155,000 viewers.


Hard Quiz got the ABC’s comedy lineup off to a strong start with 549,000 viewers as the show continues to be a consistent performer for the public broadcaster.

Gruen then aired its third episode with 647,000 tuning in as the show discussed online gambling advertisements.

Frayed followed with 220,000 viewers.


The top program on SBS was Australia’s Health Revolution with 216,000 viewers.

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