• 1.083 million tune into The Block in Total TV
• 1.032 million watch My Kitchen Rules in Total TV
Total TV Ratings, September 12
1,083,000 watched Nine’s The Block where Kristy and Brett focused more on messing with the Blockheads than their build, up 38%.
1,032,000 viewed Seven’s My Kitchen Rules to see if hospitality workers Nick and Christian could walk the walk after critiquing everyone else’s restaurants, up 26%.
947,000 saw Seven’s Home and Away as Cash embarked on a rescue mission, up 21%.
795,000 tuned into Seven’s RFDS where tensions flared between Eliza and Pete while they were transporting a contagious patient in stifling PPE, up 75%.
Overnight TV Ratings, September 19
Seven News 850,000 (6:00pm) / 853,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 768,000 (6:00pm) / 795,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 584,000
10 News First 198,000 (5:00pm)/ 140,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 142,000 (6:30pm)/ 119,000 (7:00pm)
Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 679,000
The Project 153,000 6:30pm / 256,000 7pm
News Breakfast 156,000
Seven won Tuesday night with a primary share of 22.9% and a network share of 31.6%. 7Two has won multi channels with a 3.5% share.
463,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away as Kirby yearned for her best friend and Marilyn gave Roo an ultimatum. My Kitchen Rules followed as Claudean and Anthony headed to the kitchen once again for their redemption round. Unfortunately, they received their just desserts once again, failing to impress the guests and the judges with a dry tiramisu. 559,000 tuned in. Then, 324,000 fans sat down for RFDS where Wayne’s grief surrounding a sudden death resulted in dire consequences for his own health and a race against the clock for the team to get to him followed, especially for a terrified Mira. Ambulance: Code Red was up next for 127,000.
Nine’s A Current Affair (679,000) put the spotlight on ABC journalist Kirsten Drysdale who named her son Methamphetamine Rules, “in the name of journalism” after many viewers submitted questions about baby names and what parents could legally call their child. Then, 621,000 watched The Block. Kristy has now set her sights firmly on Eliza and Liberty, who not only continuously complained about how hard being on Charming St was; but were also grappling with a huge decision about whether to change their building team. Leah also broke down, feeling everything was becoming too much, missing her family back at home in WA. 332,000 then stayed on for The Hundred with Andy Lee before watching another episode of Love Triangle. During the episode, which was viewed by 103,000, six new couples moved in together (having only met once!) and met the other participants at the first-ever couple’s party.
431,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 as Laura Tingle spoke to NSW Premier Chris Minns after his government’s first budget. The program also looked at the tone of the Indigenous Voice debate and how than 35,000 who survived the catastrophic floods in Libya are still in danger. 350,000 then watched Kitchen Cabinet. Annabel Crabb spoke to Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, who was the youngest person to join the Senate and the first Senator to use a wheelchair. The Whiteley Art Scandal followed for 320,000, which told the riveting story of the greatest art fraud case in Australian history, taking a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the glamorous and high-stakes world of art dealing. 153,000 then tuned into Makers of Modern Australia. This episode looked at how rebels pushed against the limits of the acceptable to fight for a more diverse and equal society.
On 10, The Project (153,000 6:30pm / 256,000 7pm) spoke to Aussie news reading legend Sandra Sully, who was the surprise reveal on The Masked Singer Australia on Monday, and after saying no to reality TV for years. The program also looked at how the Bureau of Meteorology has declared an El Niño event for Australia, which means a hot and dry summer is on the way, potentially elevating bushfire risks. Shark Tank Australia then followed for 223,000. During the episode, it was a night of firsts, with the first-ever pitch in song, and the first artificial intelligence product was pitched. Husband and wife team, Rachel and Brad Cohen also showed off the Catchy, a world-first food catcher for highchairs which had already sold 50,000 units to over 60 countries across the world. 306,000 then watched The Cheap Seats with hosts Melanie Bracewell and Tim McDonald, who were joined by Mel Tracina, Concetta Caristo and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Great British Railway Journeys with 157,000 tuning in to see Michael Portillo venture to the former cotton town of Oldham on the edge of the Peak District.