TV Ratings September 6: Block close to 1m, Bachelor has new arrivals

Mediaweek editor James Manning rounds up last nights TV ratings.

• The Block blow-up doesn’t crack 1m, but goes so close
• The Bachelor ranks #1 25-54 as new wave of brunettes arrive
• The Front Bar passes 400,000 for first of four finals editions


Home and Away just made it over 600,000 with 602,000 after 691,000 and 614,000 earlier this week.

The ob doc hour saw audiences of 350,000 for Motorbike Cops (three markets only) and 507,000 for Highway Patrol.

AFL markets then got The Front Bar a day early because of the first AFL final tonight. The episode pushed above 400,000 across the metro markets with a massive 292,000 in Melbourne.


A Current Affair had a strong midweek audience with 856,000 for a story on a master haggler.

The Block couldn’t make it to 1m for the big walkout, but 980,000 was pretty close and kept it a clear #1 after 7pm. That number was also well up on the 845,000 on Wednesday last week.

Bite Club was down again, to 456,000 after 484,000 a week ago.


Benjamin Law was a guest on The Project with 513,000 watching.

It was intruders night on The Bachelor – and they were all brunettes! The episode did 805,000 after 871,000 a week ago and the episode ranked #1 25-54 for the night.

TEN then went with the 1999 movie Runaway Bride, which did 223,000.


Brush With Fame was on 682,000 to again secure a spot in the top 10 with the final for this season to screen next week.

The penultimate episode of season four of The Weekly then did 619,000 after 578,000 last week.

The launch of Back In Very Small Business was on 348,000, followed by The Last Leg on 201,000.

The penultimate episode of Tonightly, and the last on the primary channel, did 105,000.


Michael Portillo commanded the biggest audience for a second successive night with 261,000 watching Great British Railway Journeys.

Later in the night the final episode of The Employables did 108,000.

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