TV Ratings September 22, 2021: The Block pushes Nine to another weekday win

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• SAS Australia send two more recruits home

Total TV Ratings for September 9, 2021

In the total TV ratings, The Block was the top non-news program with 1.410m, an increase of 25%. The episode featured Josh and Luke being ordered to take down the walls around their outdoor bath. 

SAS Australia had a big jump of 38%, bringing its total viewership to 1.332m. The episode saw Manu Feildel and Emma Husar go home and Koby Abberton fail an integrity test.

Also on Seven, the penultimate episode of RFDS was up 46% to bring it to over 1 million viewers.

The Making it Australia launch had a final viewership number of 745,000, going up 15% on its overnight audience.

On The ABC, Hard Quiz ended up on 1.042m, Question Everything had 744,000, and Rosehaven then had 939,000.

September 22 Overnight TV Ratings

• Making it Australia dips below 400k in its second week
• RFDS and Rosehaven both air finales last night

Primetime News
Seven News 1,165,000/1,087,000
Nine News 1,072,000/1,001,000
ABC News 822,000
10 News First 387,000 (5:00pm)/ 242,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 181,000 (6:30pm) 140,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 762,000
7.30 657,000
The Project 304,000 (6:30pm)/492,000 (7:00pm)
The Drum 199,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 280,000
Today 233,000
News Breakfast 252,000

Late News
The Latest 122,000
Nine News 152,000
ABC Late News 158,000


Nine won another close battle with Seven to be the top primary channel (22.4%) and network (29.6%) last night.

A Current Affair had 762,000 as the show covered the Covid-19 protests that have been happening in the city of Melbourne.

The Block was then the top non-news program of the night with 855,000. The episode saw Josh and Luke‘s battle for their outdoor bath continue, with the pair now lawyering up. Their hope was that he can help them find a way to keep their walls rather than build screens. The move wasn’t cheap with the lawyer charging between $450 and $700 an hour.

Nine then turned to its pairing of medical factual programming with Paramedics (319,000) and Kings Cross ER (138,000) airing back to back.


Home and Away had 620,000 and was then followed by SAS Australia with an audience of 606,000.

In SAS Australia, the recruits reached the halfway point of the course. Armed with an assault rifle, recruits advanced through unsecured territory, tasked with eliminating hostiles on a hostage rescue mission, a kill or be killed scenario in which the female recruits excelled.

Recruits then faced an extreme test of clarity of mind, as they submerged their bodies in a freezing pit of ice. Mark Philippoussis teetered on the edge of hypothermia, while Jessica Peris was frozen with fear.

Kerri Pottharst and Bonnie Anderson both decided to hand in their numbers.

RFDS then followed with its season finale which brought in an audience of 417,000 viewers.


The Project had 304,000 (6:30) and 492,000 (7:00pm) as the show discussed the protests in Melbourne heading into their third day, the earthquake that shooke several states, and then spoke to The Inspired Unemployed.

Making It Australia had 375,000 viewers as Stephanie’s high tea happy place had heart, it was deemed impractical and lacked quality finishes which led to her being sent home.

The winning space came from Fashion Designer Sai-Wai. Her rococo inspired, forest-bathing happy place included a bell for a butler to deliver fried chicken, a stunning paper book blowing in the breeze and bathrobes. Her pebbled floor floored the judges and saw her take home her first patch.


Hard Quiz continues to bring in strong audience numbers, with 630,000 tuning in this week to see who went home with the big brass mug.

Question Everything then followed with 429,000, this was down on last week’s 463,000.

Rosehaven then aired its final ever episode with 422,000 tuning in to farewell Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor.


The top program on SBS last night was Tony Robinson’s World by Rail with 207,000 viewers.

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