Wednesday Ratings | THE BLOCK finds some rare winning air


The PARALYMPICS take off as THE BACHELOR AUSTRALIA continues to slide for 10.

Nine’s best again is A Current Affair (718,000), though The Block (668,000) gets some clear air and wins the primetime slot with its second best numbers for the week. Paramedics (449,000) slides on last week, and Australian Crime Stories (106,000) completes the schedule.
Nine first in primary (19.8%) and second in network (27.8%) rankings.

Seven’s best is also at 7pm – Home and Away (637,000) still above 600k is good business. Nurses (421,000) is down on last week, as is RFDS (465,000) though the first night of the Paralympic Games will have offered some competition. The Rookie (214,000) rounds out the night.
Seven second in primary (18.1%) and first in network (32.7%) rankings.

The ABC do reasonably with 7:30 (560,000), and even Hard Quiz (568,000) is nearly 100k off its usual pace. Question Everything (453,000) also drops 100k from last week. Rosehaven (371,000), and repeats of Would I Lie To You? (256,000), and Staged (82,000) all complete Aunty’s evening.
ABC third in both primary (11.3%) and tied third in network (15.7%) rankings.

10’s Wednesday is in trouble, slipping into fourth: The Project (267,000 6:30pm; 479,000 7pm) slips under 500k, and The Bachelor Australia (445,000) continues to shrink. Triple repeat eps of Bull (175,000; 126,000; 98,000) round out the night.
10 fourth in primary (9.3%) and tied third in network (15.7%) rankings.

SBS starts with a repeat of Tony Robinson’s World By Rail (,000),
then offers the second ep of the excellent doco What Does Australia Really Think About…? (240,000) and a new season two ep of War of the Worlds (89,000).
SBS fifth in both primary (4.7%) and network (8.2%) rankings.

16-39: The Block (165,000) beat out Nine News 6:30pm/6pm, The Bachelor Australia, and Seven News 6pm.

18-49: Nine News 6pm (282,000) won, beating Nine News 6:30pm, The Block, and Seven News 6pm/6:30pm.

25-54: Nine News 6pm (341,0000) defeated Nine News 6:30pm, Seven News 6pm, The Block, and Seven News 6:30pm

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games: Day 1 – Night (374,000) on 7mate picks up the trend of Games coverage leading everything.

Sunrise (270,000)
The Today Show (265,000)
ABC Breakfast (213,000 (121,000 ABC; 92,000 ABC News))

All figures Five City Metro (5CM); overnights only.

Top 20 Overnight Metro

Top 20 Multi-Channel Shows

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Top 20 Foxtel Shows

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Note: Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs. Programs with the same name on one or more primary or multichannel, are aggregated into one network figure.

Steve Molk
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