TV ratings September 16: ACA, The Block and new Australian Crime Stories keep Nine #1

• Best of the rest: The Bachelor’s top five, Hard Quiz & Micallef

• ACA, The Block and new Australian Crime Stories keep Nine #1
• Best of the rest: The Bachelor’s top five, Hard Quiz & Micallef

Primetime News

Seven News 1,044,000/977,000
Nine News 977,000/986,000
ABC News 759,000
10 News First 316,000/233,000
SBS World News 178,000

Daily current affairs

A Current Affair 768,000
7.30 616,000
The Project 325,000/505,000
The Drum 188,000

Breakfast TV

Sunrise 255,000
Today 215,000
News Breakfast 208,000

Late night news

ABC Late News 118,000
Nine News Late 181,000

Wednesday TV

Seven: Home and Away started its week with two nights just under 600,000 and then did 565,000 on Wednesday.

An hour of Seven‘s Highway Patrol delivered audiences of 387,000 and 377,000.

The midweek movie was 2017’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle with 297,000.

Nine: After two nights under 750,000, the midweek episode of A Current Affair climbed to 768,000.

The Block has been monitoring the spread of Covid-19 all week, but we are not at site lockdown, yet. But it is not far away. It looks like Scotty will be shutting down the build next Monday as he addresses everybody on site, explaining what will be happening and why. The midweek episode was on 742,000, up from 687,000 a week ago.

Australian Crime Stories series four launched next with a cracking first episode looking into the troubled world of Roger Rogerson. The series debuted on 452,000 to be part of Nine’s Wednesday ratings domination.

Murder Calls then did 260,000.

10: Rachel Corbett was the midweek guest on The Project which included coverage of stranded Aussies and comedian Zoe Coombs Marr with 505,000 watching after two other episodes over 500,000 earlier this week.

The Bachelor was back in the mansion as Locky arrived in a Kombi van, selected his top five and sent three home. The episode was on 617,000 after 549,000 on Wednesday last week.

Two repeat episodes of Bull then did 239,000 and 176,000.

ABC: Another very diverse group of interests were represented on Hard Quiz with specialists on Cleopatra, Allan Border, Bluey and bridge competing for the Hard Quiz mug. The episode was again top 10 with 696,000.

Episode seven of Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell then was on 568,000 after 591,000 a week ago.

Utopia was on 354,000 for the repeat episode and then Planet America did 320,000.

SBS: Arabia with Levison Wood was on 211,000 followed by the launch of Hillary with also 211,000 watching.

Live coverage of Stage 17 of Tour de France did 169,000 as the teams tackled a huge mountain climb.

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