• 1.25 million tune in to The Block in Total TV
• 1 million tune watch My Kitchen Rules in Total TV
Total TV Ratings, September 18
1,255,000 watched Nine’s The Block. After winning on Sunday, Steph and Gian chose Eliza and Liberty to accompany them on a getaway, up 43%.
1,020,000 viewed Seven’s My Kitchen Rules. Gatecrashers and BBQ mates, Chris and Aaron, created a menu filled with ‘dude food’ a.k.a all meat, up 30%.
965,000 saw 10’s Have You Been Paying Attention as Anne Edmonds, Jason Leong and Kitty Flanagan joined Ed Kavalee and Sam Pang, up 30%.
925,000 tuned into 10’s The Masked Singer. Fawn was unveiled, revealing Sandra Sully under the mask, up 28%.
Overnight TV Ratings, September 25
Seven News 936,000 (6:00pm) / 943,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 763,000 (6:00pm) / 792,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 591,000
10 News First 208,000 (5:00pm)/ 156,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 127,000 (6:30pm)/ 92,000 (7:00pm)
Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 763,000
The Project 298,000 6:30pm / 190,000 7pm
News Breakfast 133,000
Seven won Monday night with a primary share of 31.6% and a network share of 41.2%. 7mate has won multi channels with a 4.4% share.
378,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away as Mali’s visitor promised trouble and Remi opened up to Bree. Meanwhile, Leah and Justin embarked on a last-minute getaway. My Kitchen Rules followed for Sydney and Brisbane. Hospitality workers Nick and Christian were back, ready to redeem themselves with their second cook. With a strong entree and dessert, the pair hit the top of the leaderboard with 75 points. 905,000 then tuned in to the 2023 AFL Brownlow Medal. Over half of the viewership came from Melbourne with 516,000 tuning in from the sport’s heartland. Lachie Neale from the Brisbane Lions was named the overall winner with 31 votes, becoming just the 16th player in VFL/AFL history to win the prestigious award multiple times. 585,000 also watched the glitz and the glam of the 2023 AFL Brownlow Medal – Red Carpet.
Nine’s A Current Affair (763,000) spoke to the Harrisons who relocate some of the world’s deadliest snakes from backyards with their eight-year-old son. Then, 628,000 watched The Block where all anyone could talk about was the dramatic fallout between Kristy and Brett and Eliza and Liberty at Scotty’s HQ. Meanwhile, Leah was having a truly emotional start to the week, questioning whether her friendship with Kristy would have a negative impact on her and Ash’s experience. Following this, 188,000 tuned into Russell Brand: In Plain Sight, an investigation of Russell Brand’s treatment of women.
On 10, The Project (298,000 6:30pm / 190,000 7pm) welcomed Australian actor (and Australian Survivor) star Pia Miranda to the desk. She spoke about how hard it was breaking free from her breakout role as Josie in the coming-of-age film Looking for Alibrandi. The Masked Singer Australia then followed as four masks performed their hidden hearts out in order to avoid a duel at the end of the show. In the end, Bad Avocado was revealed and to everyone’s surprise, it was Summer Warne, daughter of cricket icon Shane. “I want to make Dad proud,” she said after she was unmasked. 371,000 tuned in before 459,000 tuned in to the Reveal. Then, 472,000 stayed on for Have You Been Paying Attention?. Guy Montgomery, Hayley Sproull, Lizzy Hoo, Lehmo and Sam Pang were put to the test by host Tom Gleisner and special guest quizmaster Jelena Dokic. An encore of The Inspired Unemployed (Impractical) Jokers followed for 125,000.
461,000 watched ABC’s 7.30’s Sarah Ferguson chat with former British Prime Minister Theresa May, in her only Australian interview. Australian Story was up next for 505,000 as the program highlighted rock band Silverchair. Ben Gillies and Chris Joannou spoke about how, when they made a comeback with their fifth album, backstage, the wheels fell off and the band fizzled out. 390,000 then watched Four Corners where Anne Connolly and the team exposed criminals, opportunists and registered providers who have been busted exploiting loopholes to overcharge and defraud the NDIS. Media Watch followed for 382,000 before 183,000 sat down for Q&A.
The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Finding Your Roots with 91,000 tuning in to see host Henry Louis Gates Jr. explore the family stories of filmmaker Michael Moore and actors Laura Linney and Chloe Sevigny – three people whose distant ancestors overcame great hardships in ways that resonate with their lives today.