• A surprise VW on SAS Australia
• 1.29 million tune in to The Block in Total TV
Total TV Ratings, October 24
1,299,000 watched Nine’s The Block and it was a flurry of chaos for almost all of the contestants, up 40%.
870,000 viewed Seven’s Home and Away as Irene pushed Harper and Dana away, up 27%.
843,000 also saw Seven’s SAS Australia as seven recruits remained and actress Zima Anderson was medically withdrawn after a fall on the course, up 33%.
692,000 tuned into 10’s The Masked Singer Australia Reveal as Orca flipped her last fin. Sheppard band member Amy Sheppard was unmasked, up 17%.
Overnight TV Ratings, October 31
Seven News 824,000 (6:00pm) / 828,000 (6:30pm)
Nine News 680,000 (6:00pm) / 713,000 (6:30pm)
ABC News 524,000
10 News First 188,000 (5:00pm)/ 125,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 123,000 (6:30pm)/ 113,000 (7:00pm)
Daily Current Affairs
A Current Affair 625,000
The Project 149,000 6:30pm / 280,000 7pm
News Breakfast 137,000
Seven won Monday night with a primary share of 19.2% and a network share of 29.3%. 7Two has won multi channels with a 4.2% share.
Meanwhile, Nine received a primary share of 16.9% and a network share of 25.2% while Ten took a 13.2% primary share and a network share of 19.3%.
446,000 began their evening in Summer Bay with Seven’s Home and Away as Tane broke Felicity’s heart all over again and Remi extended an invitation to Bree.
384,000 then stayed on for SAS Australia. Only five recruits remained on the ruthless SAS selection course and in a surprise move, international rugby star Mahalia Murphy voluntarily withdrew from the course after a sickening grunt task. Meanwhile, a savage storm flooded the camp.
Another performance of HMP: Behind Bars followed as 123,000 tuned in.
Nine’s A Current Affair (625,000) revealed how four doctors will be investigated for their role in the death of 20-year-old Adam Fitzpatrick at a major Sydney trauma hospital, following a series of catastrophic mistakes after his breathing tube became dislodged.
Then, 290,000 watched the season premiere of My Mum, Your Dad. Hosted by Kate Langbroek, nine single parents were given a second chance at love. During the episode, there were shock confessions and steamy first dates as the kids took full control of their parents’ dating life. In a secret video, dad Masi reveals: “Women like bad boys because nice guys finish fast,” which is equal parts cringe and equal parts gross! Upon hearing the confession, son Jesse chose to pass on the message to his mum Michelle who both had a “No d—head policy”. Last year, the series premiered with 396,000 viewers.
Following its Monday premiere in front of 168,000, 107,000 Love Island Australia fans sat down for the second episode of the season. Tia and Trent shared their first kiss while UK Bombshell Lucinda went speed dating. When tasked with choosing who she would couple up with at the firepit, Lucinda chose Nate.
On 10, The Project (149,000 6:30pm / 280,000 7pm) explored how new research has revealed that a staggering number of Aussie teens have experienced a form of intimate partner violence in the last year, and now experts are calling for more education around consent and respect. The Masked Singer Australia Wild Card, Brendan Fevola, also joined the desk to talk about his reveal.
Following this, 368,000 tuned in to The Masked Singer while 478,000 chose to watch the Reveal. Cowgirl was put out to pasture as Courtney Act was unveiled as the singer behind the mask. “I feel like I could read to children dressed as Cowgirl, but there might be some people who argue that I shouldn’t read to children dressed like this,” she said.
The Cheap Seats followed for 350,000 as hosts Melanie Bracewell and Tim McDonald were joined by Mel Tracina, Merrick Watts and comedian Cameron James.
420,000 watched ABC’s 7.30 looked back at the Voice Yes campaign. The program also looked at Queensland’s devastating fire crisis which continues to wreak havoc. Plus Virgin Australia is sitting on hundreds of millions of dollars of unused flight credits due to expire this year.
Take 5 with Zan Rowe was up next for 318,000 as Gold Logie nominee Mark Coles Smith shared his journey from rural Australia to fame, all told through five incredible song choices.
Then, it was time for Old People’s Home for Teenagers as Community was the theme of the week. The teens and seniors took part in a range of activities to celebrate the community they’ve created and help those most in need. 328,000 tuned in.
140,000 also watched a repeat of Dementia and Us which followed four people with dementia over the course of two years.
The highest rating non-news show on SBS was Great British Railway Journeys with 117,000 tuning in to see Michael Portillo continue his rail exploration of the east of England from London’s Tilbury docks to Cambridge.