The Block tops entertainment fare

Without those singing monkeys last night The Block was back on top of entertainment shows at 853,000 and topped the demos, helping Nine to win the night.

Hard Quiz (670,000), 7:30 (536,000), Bride and Prejudice debuted to just 438,000 and Bondi Rescue (324,000 / 298,000) on what was a soft night for 10. Thankfully 10 BOLD did well.

Gruen ran without a hitch this week to 758,000 joined by Utopia (569,000). A Queen + Adam Lambert special followed for Nine at 407,000.

Nine network won Wednesday with 29.5% then Seven 27.5%, ABC 18.8%, 10 16.0% and SBS 7.7%.

Seven News was #1 with 940,000 / 934,000 for Seven then Home and Away (581,000) and The Chase (498,000 / 289,000). Britain’s Got Talent was 273,000.

Nine News drew (826,000 / 788,000) for Nine then A Current Affair (716,000). Hot Seat was 429,000 / 271,000.

ABC News (619,000), The Drum (167,000) and The Set (104,000) comprised ABC’s remaining shows.

The Project was 418,000 /250,000 for 10 then 10 News First (308,000). Celebrity Name Game pulled 193,000 and a Red 2 movie was 168,000.

On SBS it was Britain’s Ancient Tracks (213,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (181,000), SBS World News (136,000) and The Looming Tower (70,000).

NCIS on 10 BOLD led multichannels at 173,000.

Sunrise: 258,000
Today: 195,000
News Breakfast: 120,000 / 43,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 2 October 2019


  1. B&P – my assessment.

    The first season was great, there was an even mix of the happy couples and the dramatic parents.

    Last night they laboured over a stalemate that was never going to be resolved, and aired literally the same questions and answers between the fiancees and the mother over and over. It’s one thing to produce car crash television, who doesn’t love some of that?, But it was reach-for-the-remote-and-never-come-back stuff.

    And for that reason, I’m out.

  2. Ten must be getting pretty concerned at those Celebrity Name Game numbers. Pulling around the same as Pointless now and I’m sure it’s much more expensive to make. Thoughts David?

  3. Maybe someone at Channel 7 should watch the commercials they constantly bombard us with for these reality shows. They turn me off so I have no inclination to even have a look at the show to give it a go. While I am here, just wondering if Sunrise figures are actually going up at all or is it that they just look so good with Todays going down so much?

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