Block best in Wednesday reality-fest


Despite Reality premieres and finales, viewers weren’t particularly driven by many entertainment shows last night, with the exception of The Block.

Celebrity Apprentice finished with 638,000 viewers after a disappointing season. Seven’s Barbecue Heroes premiered to 682,000 viewers, third in its slot -while it wasn’t too low, it may increase over summer without The Block to contend with.

Without Gruen as a lead-in The Ex-PM dropped from 594,000 to 553,000 despite the earlier timeslot.

Nine network won the night with 31.6% then Seven 27.8%, ABC 18.3%, TEN 16.3% and SBS 6.0%.

Nine News was best for Nine on 1.05m / 1.04mm then The Block (922,000), A Current Affair (907,000), Celebrity Apprentice (638,000) and Hot Seat (475,000).

Seven News (1.05m / 1.01m) led for Seven followed by Home and Away (775,000), Aussie Barbecue Heroes (682,000), Blindspot (665,000), The Chase (592,000 / 417,000) and The Blacklist (370,000).

ABC News (834,000), 7:30 (727,000), Kitchen Cabinet (640,000), The Ex-PM (553,000) and Wil Anderson: Wilumnati (411,000) comprised ABC.

The Project (564,000 / 426,000) was best for TEN. TEN Eyewitness News was 503,000, Modern Family was 416,000 / 403,000, Madam Secretary was 385,000 and The Good Wife was 246,000.

On SBS it was 24 Hours in Emergency (242,000), Underground Britain (184,000), Fargo (174,000) and SBS World News (134,000).

Big Bang Theory on GO! topped multichannels with 263,000.

Sunrise: 334,000
Today: 333,000
ABC News Breakfast: 96,000 / 50,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 18 November 2015


  1. I quite liked BBQ Heroes and think it will be a good summer show. Its Extremely light entertainment and very much aimed at ‘everyday Australians’ but its easy to watch and having it set outside in a caravan park without endless dramatic music gave it quite a laid back, easy vibe. It seemed to flow quite quickly and easily – I’d watch it again.

  2. The lower viewing figures may have had something to do with the hot weather that is upon us at the moment….. I gave BBQ Heroes a go, but there was no chemistry between the three hosts/judges and whilst Robert was good as contestant on MKR he was just a plank of wood as a judge with no insight at all, Ben does a good job but it just came across as a bit too try hard….. It seems to me Ch7 feel the same way as there has not been that much promotion or publicity leading up to its premiere last night… Shame really….

  3. Hi David, if you get a chance could you please post the ratings for Dr Phil on Ten at 12pm, Ellen on Nine at 12pm and the Killing Field on 7 at 12pm, and also the ratings for The Talk on Ten at 1pm.
    Thank you

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