Block, Bachelorette leave Border Security in crossfire.

After removing Cannonball from its Wednesday nights (last week at 513,000) Seven last night suffered the ignominy of its replacements, The Force and Border Security ranking lower at 488,000 & 473,000 respectively.

The problem is it is caught in the crossfire of 2 popular brands The Block, at 1.35m its highest Wednesday so far this season, and The Bachelorette, down on last week at 812,000. Hard Quiz was also up for ABC last night at 643,000.

Gruen took the lead from 8:30pm, excluding overruns, at 806,000. Doctor Doctor followed while Criminal Minds, The Wrong Girl & Get Krack!n slugged it out thereafter.

New SBS drama Riviera ranked above Look Me in the Eye.

Nine News, ACA and The Chase won their slots.

Nine network won Wednesday with 32.7% then Seven 24.4%, TEN 19.5%, ABC 16.7% and SBS 6.7%.

The Block was #1 with 1.35m viewers then Nine News (937,000 / 901,000), A Current Affair (831,000), Doctor Doctor (790,000) and Hot Seat (463,000 / 268,000).

Seven News (870,000 / 868,000) led for Seven then Home and Away (649,000), The Chase (502,000 / 314,000), The Force (488,000), Border Security (473,000) and Criminal Minds (392,000 / 325,000).

The Bachelorette (812,000) was best for TEN followed by The Project (541,000 / 332,000), TEN Eyewitness News (401,000), The Wrong Girl (371,000) and Family Feud (281,000).

Gruen (806,000) led ABC’s night then ABC News (716,000), Hard Quiz (643,000), 7:30 (573,000), Get Krack!n (354,000), Grand Designs (173,000), Adam Hills: The Last Leg (152,000) and The Edge of the Bush (131,000).

On SBS it was Railways the Built Britain (254,000), Riviera (176,000), Look Me in the Eye (138,000) and SBS World News (133,000).

Shaun the Sheep shat over multichannels with 220,000.

Today: 266,000
Sunrise: 262,000
News Breakfast: 112,000 /44,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 4 October 2017


  1. I was a little unsure about Sophie as the bachelorette but it has worked out well. I know it is a TV show but it seems she at least is a lot more honest than some before her. Her awkwardness just adds to the show…

  2. Last night’s Get Krack!n was a series best, packed full of brilliantly subversive comedy. My favourite gag was the tickerline that read : “Koming up : UB40. Sorry.”

  3. Secret Squïrrel

    Watched Riviera with some trepidation last night and it was better than I expected. In fact, I thought it was ok even with the clunky dialogue. Opening 5 minutes was a bit confusing – like I was being given a recap from eps I had missed.

    Not sure how this will go over ten episodes or whether I’ll make it that far but I’ll check back in next week.

  4. Family Feud must be making money for TEN with those boardgames. I did really enjoy it when it started but it certainly seems like it needs a rest. However if what you mentioned last week is true, it moves to Sydney, well its not getting canned anytime soon then eh?

    • FF is a show that quickly gets boring. Used to watch every night but haven’t for ages other than occasionally it being left on prior to playing back the news – last time we did that we couldn’t wait to get it off.

      These games shows (Hot Seat and The Chase included) should not run every weeknight every week all year round – they should be seasonal with other other shows or game shows in those slots to minimise monotony.

      In game show hey days – the 80’s – the game shows back then would be off for part of the year.

  5. I didn’t pick that ending on the wrong girl. I thought it would be the other way around and Lily would call it off. Will be tuning in next week to see what happens next.

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