Punishing night for 10, as Making It struggles.

The Block drew three times the audience of 10's craft contest, which set 10 back for the night.

At just 289,000 Making It will struggle to win a second season from 10 when their Upfronts are announced in a few weeks.

The figure was down on last Wednesday’s 325,000 and is the lowest so far. With Bull drawing just 138,000 -last in its slot- there was no coming back for 10 last night.

The Block topped entertainment once more at 902,000, more than three times Making It.

Next were SAS Australia (643,000), 7:30  (591,000) and Hard Quiz (577,000).

Later Paramedics led at 593,000 then Question Everything (424,000), Kings Cross ER (363,000), Movie: Jumanji: The Next Level (288,000) and Frayed (255,000).

Nine network won Wednesday with 31.9% then Seven 27.9%, ABC 16.7%, 10 15.8% and SBS 7.8%.

Nine News (1.07m / 978,000) was best for Nine. A Current Affair pulled 779,000 then Hot Seat (500,000 / 325,000).

Seven News was # at 1.11m / 1.07m for Seven. Home & Away was 594,000 then The Chase (587,000 / 374,000).

ABC News drew 704,000 for ABC.  The Drum (207,000), Would I Lie To You? (172,000), Adam Hills: The Last Leg (115,000).

The Project was 501,000 / 306,000 for 10. 10 News First managed 363,000 / 250,000.

On SBS it was Adrian Dunbar’s Coastal Ireland (227,000), SBS World News (180,000 / 152,000), Lost for Words (169,000) and War of the Worlds (73,000).

ABC News Mornings led multichannels at 154,000.

Sunrise: 258,000
Today: 220,000
News Breakfast: 132,000 / 83,000

In Total TV lifts last Wednesday were:

The Rookie: 508,000
Rosehaven: 888,000
RFDS: 1.02m
The Block: 1.49m
Making It: 501,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 29 September 2021

19 Responses

  1. I knew making it would tank sorry but I can’t stand it so thank goodness for the incoming bachelorette season but until then ABC with hard quiz and question everything is my Wednesday night go to.

  2. I’ve (over)heard comments in the doctor’s waiting room – “What’s ‘Making It’? Um, say, ‘Play School’ for oldies”. I had to suffer 15 mins of it between ‘Hard Quiz’ and ‘Bull’ (an episode I somehow missed in its umpteen reruns). Prime time on a primary channel? Afternoon on Peach, but with a big maybe.

  3. I watched Making It last night. I reckon they need to remove the ‘comedy’ portions to improve the flow. I know they are skits but the ongoing puns lose audience interest really quickly in those small segments.

    1. I’d agree with that. We enjoy it here but the other issue is that they reveal most of the final build before they even start. Without the engaging banter or interaction between contestants (a la Lego Masters which has this down pat), it’s hard to drum up the same level of engagement.

  4. I have no interest in crafting at all but I enjoy Making It immensely. Love the hosts. Whilst it doesn’t make me want to get out the glue gun, anytime soon, I’d definitely pay these talented contestants for some of their work.

  5. Gogglebox is keeping 10 in the game on Thursdays, but Wednesdays are absolutely terrible. Maybe double eps of Making It on Wednesdays? Then they would at least have something other than Bull in the 8.30/9pm slot!

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