TV Ratings Sept 13: Nine #1 as The Block sets new Wednesday high

Mediaweek editor James Manning looks at last night’s TV ratings

• The Block sets a new Wednesday high at end of big reno week
• Penultimate episode of The Bachelor pushes above 800,000

See full ratings figures on the Mediaweek Morning Report here


Home and Away slipped under 700,000 for the first time this week to 661,000.

The ob doc hour started with Border Security on 605,000 and then grew to 638,000 for The Force.

The Criminal Minds double play started with a new episode on 423,000, then dipped to 348,000 for the repeat episode.


A Current Affair spent a second night under 800,000.

The Block followed with a Red Hill holiday home challenge thrown in amongst the race to finish the kitchens. The final episode before the next room reveal set a new Wednesday record for this series – 1.11m.

Doctor Doctor followed with 761,000 after 697,000 last week.


The last Wednesday night of The Bachelor gave the channel its best midweek result since The Bachelor launched in week 30. The penultimate episode pulled 816,000 viewers, which was just below 846,000 watching the season launch. The choice of the final two caused a minor online sensation after Tara didn’t make it through to the final.

The movie The Heat followed with 367,000.

Earlier in the night The Project 7pm was just over 600,000.


The first episode of the new season of Gruen was the star performer for the channel with 903,000 watching. The crowd watching the return of Wil, Russel and Todd delivered the channel’s biggest audience since an episode of Four Corners did 966,000 earlier this year.

Elsewhere Hard Quiz did 617,000 earlier in the night.

Get Krack!n was on 453,000, up from 405,000 a week ago thanks to a better lead-in.

A late repeat of Adam Hills: The Last Leg did 201,000.


Extreme Railway Journeys went on a jungle railway in the Congo with 231,000. That is down from 325,000 a week ago.

The second episode of Look Me In The Eye did 189,000 after launching with 287,000.

The Good Fight did 157,000 and then The Handmaid’s Tale was on 82,000.

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