TV Ratings October 30, 2023: An international bombshells drops in for the Love Island Australia 2023 launch

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The Block houses open for inspection to fans and potential buyers

• Brendan Fevola unveiled on The Masked Singer

Total TV Ratings, October 23

1,320,000 watched Nine’s The Block as the final week saw the teams struggle to find the energy to create that all-important street appeal with Front Yard and Facade (Whole House) Week, up 35%.

933,000 viewed Seven’s Home and Away as Irene prepared for the worst, up 24%.

807,000 saw Seven’s SAS Australia as Olympic runner Peter Bol called time on his SAS race, up 29%.

937,000 caught 10’s Have You Been Paying Attention?, up 26%.

831,000 tuned into 10’s The Masked Singer Australia as La Toya Jackson was unmasked as Burger Gal, up 18%.

Overnight TV Ratings, October 30

Primetime News
Seven News 965,000 (6:00pm) / 940,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 768,000 (6:00pm) / 771,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 593,000
10 News First 205,000 (5:00pm)/ 159,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 137,000 (6:30pm)/ 105,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 660,000
7.30 490,000
The Project 195,000 6:30pm / 295,000 7pm

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 216,000
Today 192,000
News Breakfast 150,000

Nine won Monday night with a primary share of 20.0% and a network share of 27.4%. 7Two has won multi channels with a 3.5% share.

Meanwhile, Seven received a primary share of 18.6% and a network share of 26.7% while 10 took a 14.7% primary share and a network share of 20.4%.


Nine’s A Current Affair (660,000) investigated a factory fire in Sydney’s west that has had a devastating impact on the local environment, polluting a nearby creek and killing hundreds of fish. 

Then, 651,000 watched The Block where for the first time in four years, the houses were open for inspection to fans and potential buyers. With the end of the renovation complete, the Blockheads leave Charming St and all of the absolute drama and chaos behind. Well, except for KyleLeslie, Leah and Ash, who are now arch-enemies! After the inspections, Leslie and Kyle are named the winners of the coveted front cover of Domain magazine after having had nearly 50 per cent more listing views than the runner-up! Now that the houses are complete, there’s only one thing left to do! Sell them.

Following The Block, 168,000 tuned in for the season five premiere of Love Island Australia. Host Sophie Monk was back with a bunch of sexy new singles in their “villain era”. During the episode, a love triangle was formed (already?!) and an international Love Island star, Lucinda, entered the villa as a Bombshell! Last year, instead of airing it on linear TV, Channel Nine decided to run it first on 9Now. For its first episode, the show recorded a total audience of 326,000, lifting a whopping 594%.


469,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away as Leah placates Justin with a lie and Bree worries for Leah’s welfare. 

381,000 then stayed on for SAS Australia. With three days to go, six recruits were left to show courage in an excruciating rope hang and water to Blackhawk exfiltration before emotional letters from home and a night beasting saw Craig McLachlan hand in his number.

US series S.W.A.T followed for 130,000.


On 10, The Project’s (195,000 6:30pm / 295,000 7pm) Sarah Harris spoke to Sir Patrick Stewart who is reflecting on his life in his new memoir, Making It So plus the program put the spotlight on Australia’s free trade deal with the European Union which has fallen through after both sides walked away, accusing the other of being unwilling to compromise. 

The Masked Singer Australia then followed as a new Wild Card sailed in an unmasking that left audiences saluting the stage, our newest mask was revealed to be AFL legend and radio personality Brendan Fevola. “I’m guessed every year,” he said. “So I thought I’d finally come in as a wildcard, a firecracker, and bring the party!” 364,000 tuned in to the episode, while 520,000 watched The Reveal.

Have You Been Paying Attention? then followed for 589,000. Urzila Carlson, Lloyd Langford, Alex Ward, Ed Kavalee and Sam Pang joined host Tom Gleisner for the second-last episode of the season.


490,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 which looked at how Israel says its war with Hamas has reached the next stage. Sarah Ferguson interviewed Majed Bamya plus how the war in the Middle East and chaos on Capitol Hill threatened to derail Anthony Albanese’s Washington trip last week.

509,000 then watched Australian Story, where, five years after his first appearance on Australian Story, Dr Gregory Smith is continuing his astonishing transformation. 

Four Corners followed for 361,000 which looked at private security policing the public before 362,000 tuned in for Media Watch. 


The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Finding Your Roots with 76,000 tuning in to see Henry Louis Gates, Jr step into the world of fashion and met three icons of style: Diane Von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez, and RuPaul Charles.

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