TV Ratings September 27: The Block on Top

Mediaweek editor James Manning examines last nights TV ratings.

• The Block on top with re-do room reveals not until Monday
• New drama launches on TEN, Final four on The Bachelor
• Mind the gap – check Sunrise lead in the breakfast TV battle

Breakfast TV watch

Breakfast TV averages metro

Week 38

• Sunrise 264,000 (Sydney 74,000, Melbourne 63,000)
• Today 230,000 (Sydney 68,000, Melbourne 56,000)

Week 39


• Sunrise 269,000 (Sydney 80,000, Melbourne 80,000)
• Today 223,000 (Sydney 64,000, Melbourne 66,000)


• Sunrise 267,000 (Sydney 73,000, Melbourne 65,000)
• Today 231,000 (Sydney 73,000, Melbourne 55,000)


• Sunrise 285,000 (Sydney 77,000, Melbourne 82,000)
• Today 232,000 (Sydney 66,000, Melbourne 52,000)


• Sunrise 280,000 (Sydney 77,000, Melbourne 63,000)
• Today 233,000 (Sydney 69,000, Melbourne 51,000)

Wednesday Ratings


After 625,000 on Tuesday, the Home And Away Wednesday episode did 602,000.

It was ob doc night then for the next two hours – Highway Patrol did 394,000 in three markets, Motorbike Cops did 550,000 and then 9-1-1 was on 425,000.


A Current Affair dipped just below 800,000 after two previous nights on 817,000 and then 832,000.

The Wednesday episode of The Block saw more work on the re-do rooms for the audience of 928,000, after a midweek audience of 881,000 last week. Because of the NRL Grand Final on Sunday, the next room reveals won’t be until Monday night.

Episode seven on Bite Club then did 435,000 after 450,000 last week.


The Project was on 468,000 with a story about an elderly Kalgoorlie madam and an interview with Carrie Underwood.

A steamy episode of The Bachelor saw The Honey Badger pick the final four – Brittany, Brooke, Cass and Sophie. The show did 721,000 after 856,000 a week ago.

TEN’s new Screentime drama Playing For Keeps launched with 465,000, narrowly out-rating Bite Club.


7.30 featured an interview with the much-in-demand former ABC chair and MD David Hill with 578,000 watching.

The second episode of the new season of Hard Quiz then did 649,000 after launching with 671,000 a week ago.

Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell then did 674,000 – way ahead of the Aussie drama offerings on Seven and TEN.

Back In Very Small Business did 296,000 followed by Black Comedy on 161,000.


A repeat of Great British Railway Journeys did 269,000 at 7.30pm.

Food Safari Water was on 153,000 followed by Hidden Restaurants With Michel Roux Jr on 128,000 as the superstar chef dined in England’s West Country.

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