TV Ratings September 7, 2021: The Block continues to blow away the competition post cheating scandal

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• Nine #1 thanks to 7:30pm success and Andy Lee

• 10 and SBS both take a look at 9/11 ahead of anniversary

Primetime News
Seven News 1,128,000/1,091,000
Nine News 1,066,000/1,052,000
ABC News 722,000
10 News First 350,000 (5:00pm)/ 256,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 184,000 (6:30pm)/ 148,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 828,000
7.30 586,000
The Project 321,000 (6:30pm)/502,000 (7pm)
The Drum 196,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 274,000
Today 227,000
News Breakfast 217,000

Late News
Nine News Late Edition 161,000
ABC Late News 98,000


Nine was the top primary channel (25.5%) and network (33.7%) for the second weeknight in a row following strong performances from The Block and The Hundred with Andy Lee.

The Block had 971,000 viewers as bathroom week continued with Mitch and Mark‘s site getting shut down over safety concerns, while Kirsty and Jesse‘s tradies spend hours trying to cut tiles to size only to have them break every time, until eventually getting it right.

Ronnie and Georgia won the episode’s cubby house challenge after building a rocket ship cubby house with a second level, where kids can use the telescope to see the stars.

This was the top non-news program of the night and #1 in all key demos.

The Hundred with Andy Lee followed with 484,000. The episode featured Tom Walker, Mike Goldstein and Sophie Monk with a special appearance from Karl Stefanovic. This was the equal highest rating episode of the year, tied with the launch episode.

A repeat of Travel Guides then took 257,000 viewers to the Philippines.


Home and Away was the top non-news show on Seven last night with an audience of 602,000 tuning in.

Holey Moley has returned on Seven, but this time it was a US import, with the American version of the show bringing in 220,000 viewers.

Seven then showed a movie at 8:30 pm for the second night in a row, this time airing Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood which had 201,000 viewers.


An hour of The Project wasn’t enough for Network 10 programmers last night with the show’s regular episode being followed by the special The Project Presents 9/11: 20 Years On, hosted by Carrie Bickmore.

The regular episode had 321,000 (6:30pm) and 502,000 (7:00pm) tune in as it covered the revelations that the government has been secretly funnelling extra Pfizer vaccines to New South Wales and the fact the Prime Minister crossed borders for Father’s Day.

The special then followed at 7:30pm with 352,000 viewers. Bickmore reconnected with the five families she met in New York on the 10th anniversary, to discover how they’re coping and how their lives have changed another decade on.


On 7:30, Laura Tingle explored what the future of contact tracing looks like when Australia reopens. The episode had 586,000 viewers.

Back to Nature then followed with 334,000 viewers as the show went to Northeast Tasmania, Tebrakunna country, and explored Bay of Fires coast and the Blue Tier Forest.


10 wasn’t the only network airing 9/11 content last night with SBS airing a repeat of 9/11: Escape from the Impact Zone which had 202,000 viewers.

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