TV ratings September 30: Nine cruising with The Block the only game in town

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• Will AFL Finals push Seven back into first place?

• Nine cruising with The Block the only game in town
• Will AFL Finals push Seven back into first place?
• US Election race pushes Planet America audience higher

Primetime News
Seven News 1,049,000/993,000
Nine News 1,017,000/990,000
ABC News 773,000
10 News First 355,000/217,000
SBS World News 174,000

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 691,00
7.30 654,000
The Project 319,000/525,000
Th Drum 221,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 261,000
Today 211,000
News Breakfast 196,000

Late night news
The Latest 285,000
Nine News Late 137,000
ABC Late News 118,000

Wednesday TV

Seven: Home and Away continued in the high 5s this week with 581,000 after 589,000 on Tuesday and 552,000 on Monday.

An hour of Highway Patrol gave viewers a break from America’s Got Talent with the ob doc pulling audiences of 443,000 and then 449,000.

The Front Bar was back on Wednesday with finals football scheduled for the remainder of the week. The network audience was 342,000 with 218,000 in Melbourne.

Nine: A Current Affair hovered again close to 700,000 with 691,000 after 678,000 on Tuesday.

The Block is the only reality show in town this week and it has been driving Nine’s winning streak. The so-called copycat scandal hasn’t hurt either with audiences and the media loving the drama. The Wednesday number was 828,000, well up on audiences under 750,000 for the past couple of weeks.

The third episode of Australian Crime Stories followed with a look at the Lawyer X fiasco and Nicola Gobbo. The audience was on 328,000 after 366,000 a week ago.

Footy Classified then did 154,000 with 108,000 in Melbourne.

10: The Project was back above 500,000 after 546,000 and then 462,000 to start the week.

The US version of The Masked Singer started on 285,000. It was never going to go close to what the local series did, but closer to 400,000 would have been more the expectation.

The programming combo last night delivered 10 its equal-lowest midweek share of the year.

ABC: Hard Quiz was again the channel’s best after the News. The audience of 705,000 was down slightly from 726,000 last week.

Mad As Hell also found a spot in the midweek top 10 with 585,000 after 566,000 last week.

Utopia was then on 356,000 and with an election looming Planet America climbed to 430,000 after 308,000 last week.

SBS: The final episode of Arabia with Levison Wood had a 7.30pm audience of 169,000.

Part three of the doco Hillary then did 127,000.

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