TV Ratings Sept 18: This Time Next Year winds up first season on 800,000

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

• The Block builds its biggest 2017 Monday audience: 1.32m
• Karl’s This Time Next Year winds up first season on 800,000
• Garry & Hutchy’s Footy Classified crowd close to Eddie’s Footy Show

See full ratings figures on the Mediaweek Morning Report here.


Seven News performed well – both half hours on 1.07m – with a win in Melbourne and not far off the pace in Sydney.

Home and Away launched into week 38 on 693,000 after an average last week of 699,000.

An hour of Highway Patrol managed to keep the audience close to 700,000.

Part two of Little Boy Blue then screened with 446,000 after part one did 490,000 a week ago.


The Block continues to set the bar very high and proves FTA TV is still the home of big crowds when the audience warms to your product. The audience of 1.32m was the best Monday yet for the series this year and part of the show took viewers back through the kitchens with the contestants explaining how the judges overlooked key errors!

Earlier in the night A Current Affair started its week on 877,000 after a week 37 average of 788,000. Stories included a charity home build organised by Scotty Cam.

Later in the night the final episode of Karl Stefanovic‘s This Time Next Year screened with 803,000. The eight-episode season launched with 1.28m.

AFL markets then saw Footy Classified, which nearly outperformed last week’s AFL Footy Show in Melbourne. Last night Footy Classified did 165,000 in that market while last week the AFL Footy Show was not much better with 176,000. Classified actually had a bigger audience in Adelaide than the Footy Show.


Have You Been Paying Attention? remains the channel’s Monday best with 693,000 last night after 736,000 a week ago. Ed Kavalee was off after the recent birth of his first child with Lehmo filling in.

Australian Survivor is down to the final 10 after Jarrod departed last night in front of 559,000 metro viewers. The series is back on three nights this week.

The Project 7pm did 579,000 after an average last week of 575,000.


Australian Story was just under 640,000 for a profile of actor and dancer Kiruna Stamell, who has faced ridicule and discrimination all her life.

Four Corners investigated how development deals are being done on the Gold Coast and whether developer donations are influencing decision making. The episode was on 612,000 after 719,000 a week prior.

Media Watch was on 511,000 followed by Q&A on 382,000.


The Obesity Myth had an audience of 262,000 at 7.30pm.

Then final of the repeat of London’s Super Tunnel then did 194,000.

The channel continues to run higher-profile and more popular programs in late slots, with 24 Hours In Emergency starting at 9.40pm with 165,000.

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