• A reality TV darling was unmasked on The Masked Singer Australia
• 1.4 million tune in to The Block in Total TV
Total TV Ratings, October 2
1,414,000 watched Nine’s The Block where Leah confronted Kristy about her behaviour, up 37%.
1,021,000 tuned in for Seven’s Semi-Final of My Kitchen Rules. Radha and Prabha, Sonia and Marcus, Tommy and Rach, and Nick and Christian battled it out over three courses, up 27%.
866,000 saw 10’s Have You Been Paying Attention as Marty Sheargold, Anne Edmonds, Mel Tracina, Ed Kavalee and Sam Pang were put to the test, up 29%.
826,000 tuned into 10’s The Masked Singer Reveal as rival network star, Shaynna Blaze, was revealed as Bluebottle, up 25%.
749,000 sat down for Australian Story where designer Sam Elsom shocked friends when he ditched fashion to farm seaweed, up 14%.
Overnight TV Ratings, October 9
Seven News 918,000 (6:00pm) / 886,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 748,000 (6:00pm) / 754,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 582,000
10 News First 208,000 (5:00pm)/ 155,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 175,000 (6:30pm)/ 116,000 (7:00pm)
Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 649,000
The Project 177,000 6:30pm / 283,000 7pm
News Breakfast 140,000
Nine won Monday night with a primary share of 23.0% and a network share of 30.3%. 7Two has won multi channels with a 3.5% share.
Nine’s A Current Affair (649,000) spoke to Australians in Israel who have told of their horrifying experiences since Hamas launched its attack on the country on Saturday morning. Human rights lawyer Arsen Ostrovsky, and his wife and two young children, aged two and six, fled to their apartment bunker in Tel Aviv as the building shook from rocket attacks. Then, 757,000 watched The Block where the Blockheads were working hard in the final 24 hours before revealing two kids’ rooms to the judges. During judging, Scotty Cam was joined by special guest judges Olive and Freddie Fox — the children of Judge Marty. Steph and Gian scored perfect tens from Shaynna Blaze, Marty and Darren Palmer while Leah and Ash were awarded a gnome by the kids for their favourite room. 279,000 then watched Missing Persons Investigations Unit where detectives in Sydney launched an epic search for a tourist with life-threatening medical conditions. Reported Missing followed for 130,000.
510,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away as Mackenzie arrived home to a surprise houseguest and Harper was torn. 464,000 then tuned in to the Premiere of SAS Australia 2023. During the episode, convicted drug smuggler Cassie Sainsbury relived her Columbian prison hell and shared her desire to leave the “Cocaine Cassie” moniker behind. Meanwhile, AFL Hall Of Famer Jason Akermanis was the first recruit to VW after a mystery foot injury. Actor Craig McLachlan also headed to the mirror room for interrogation where DS Ant Middleton and Jay Morton questioned the actor over the 16 criminal charges laid against him in 2014 for his role as Dr Frankenfurter in the Rocky Horror Show. The Rookie then followed for 190,000.
542,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 explore how many Israeli citizens say they’ve been let down by catastrophic military and intelligence failures while dome Sikh leaders believed they are at risk of targeted attacks. Sarah Ferguson also interviewed Shivshankar Menon. 520,000 then watched Australian Story where Fiona MacDonald was on the trip of a lifetime. Since being diagnosed with motor neurone disease two years ago, she’s driving around Australia to raise money for research. Four Corners was up next for 371,000 where reporter Hagar Cohen took us deep inside the battle between climate activists, the government and energy companies. 416,000 also tuned in to Media Watch.
On 10, The Project (177,000 6:30pm / 283,000 7pm) welcomed Peking Duk’s Reuben Styles, who in honour of World Mental Health Awareness Day, has released a song to support the cause. The team also took an in-depth look at how Israel has formally declared war on Hamas, setting the stage for a military operation in Gaza. The Masked Singer Australia and Reveal then followed for 344,000 / 459,000 where, despite an out-of-this-world performance of Meghan Trainor’s Lips Are Movin’, Space Fairy was selected by the studio audience to be unmasked. In a galactic twist, reality TV darling Charlotte Crosby was revealed. “You’re telling me you think I was that good? I’ve never sung in front of anyone in my life!” she said. Have You Been Paying Attention? was up next for 546,000 as Alex Ward, Ray O’Leary, Emma Holland, Ed Kavalee and Sam Pang were put to the test. In a fun twist, Pang and host Tom Gleisner switched positions for the weekly One-on-One. Then, 175,000 watched The Betoota Advocate Presents: Murdoch V Packer: The Super League War. Clancy Overell and Errol Parker revealed what went down as billionaires Rupert Murdoch and Kerry Packer went to war over rugby league in the 90s.
The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Finding Your Roots with 92,000 tuning in to see Henry Louis Gates, Jr explore the humble roots of actors Melissa McCarthy and Eric Stonestreet, retracing the ancestral journeys that laid the groundwork for their success.