TV Ratings September 18, 2023: The Block tops non-news as Seven and Nine win a share each

The Block sep 18

Neighbours makes its return on 10

• MKR plates up ‘dude food’
• Fawn reveals her face on The Masked Singer

Total TV Ratings, September 11

1,121,000 watched Nine’s The Block. The divide between the five houses was kept alight as Leah and Ash and Kristy and Brett once again took aim at Steph, up 41%.

984,000 viewed Seven’s My Kitchen Rules followed as Coco and Pearl did not deliver on their all tens promise, up 23%.

819,000 tuned into the launch of 10’s The Masked Singer, up 32%. The reveal of Brian Austin Green under the Crash Test Dummy mask brought in 982,000, up 28%.

Overnight TV Ratings, September 18

Primetime News
Seven News 861,000 (6:00pm) / 880,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 792,000 (6:00pm) / 815,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 577,000
10 News First 205,000 (5:00pm)/ 144,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 155,000 (6:30pm)/ 96,000 (7:00pm)

Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 720,000
7.30 500,000
The Project 185,000 6:30pm / 314,000 7pm

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 199,000
Today 182,000
News Breakfast 142,000

Nine has won primary shares for Monday night with 20.8%, however Seven has come out on top for network shares with 28.5%. 7Two has won multi channels with a 3.3% share.

Nine’s A Current Affair (720,000) spoke to a family whose daughter had brought home a particularly ‘disgusting’ Father’s Day gift from a teacher. Then, 634,000 watched The Block. After winning on Sunday, Steph and Gian chose Eliza and Liberty to accompany them on a getaway. Scotty Cam joined the Blockheads and spoke to Steph about Leah and Ash and Kristy and Brett while advising Eliza and Liberty to change builders. Then, 301,000 stayed on for Missing Persons Investigation Unit. The episode detailed the two men who went missing in remote bush after a boys’ weekend went terribly wrong. 

See Also: The Block Recap Episode 26: Eliza and Liberty’s tough decision and Scotty lays down the law 

455,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away, before, 534,000 stayed on for My Kitchen Rules. Gatecrashers and BBQ mates, Chris and Aaron, created a menu filled with ‘dude food’ a.k.a all meat. It was mostly well-received by the judges and guests, with the exception of one team who decided to score strategically. The Rookie followed for 213,000.

See Also: My Kitchen Rules 2023 Recap Episode 7: Gatecrashers Aaron and Chris’ “dude food” 

500,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 cover the tens of thousands of Australians who marched in support of a Yes vote. 505,000 then watched Australian Story featuring Ben and Chris from Silverchair. Then, 443,000 watched Four Corners before 406,000 tuned in for another episode of Media Watch. 212,000 also tuned in to Q&A.

On 10, The Project (185,000 6:30pm / 314,000 7pm) covered online dating apps, such as Tinder and Bumble, which have been put on notice by the Federal Government to better protect their users from illegal behaviour. The Masked Singer Australia then followed as five more masks performed — Bluebottle, Fawn, Bouncer, Snow Fox and Tiny. Fawn was unveiled, revealing Sandra Sully under the mask. 381,000 tuned in to the episode, up to 526,000 for the reveal. Have You Been Paying Attention? was up next with 559,000 watching Anne Edmonds, Jason Leong and Kitty Flanagan joining Ed Kavalee and Sam Pang. An encore of Inspired Unemployed (Impractical) Jokers followed for 154,000.

Earlier in the afternoon, Neighbours made its return to Channel 10 with a wedding and a major twist with 122,000 tuning in.

The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Finding Your Roots with 80,000 tuning in to see Henry Louis Gates, Jr. show comedians Seth Meyers, Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman their family trees which were filled with people whose struggles laid the groundwork for their success. 

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