Wednesday Ratings | THE BLOCK builds another big win

SAS AUSTRALIA dominates second place as MAKING IT AUSTRALIA finds itself in a very distant fourth.

A Current Affair (779,000) dips under 800k for the first time this week for Nine…still owning the 7pm slot. The Block (902,000) slides up to its second best for the week and stands a clear nearly 300k in front for the slot to secure first place. A new episode of Paramedics (593,000) and a repeat of Kings Cross ER (363,000) run out the schedule.
Nine first in both primary (24.4%) and network (31.9%) rankings.

Seven start the night with consistent Home and Away (594,000) numbers, leading to a tick up for SAS Australia (643,000) which slides neatly into (a distant but secure) second place. A repeat of MOVIE: Jumanji: The Next Level (288,000) picks up some viewers in the later and late night slots.
Seven second in both primary (20.4%) and network (27.9%) rankings.

7:30 (591,000)/Hard Quiz (577,000) double up to land the ABC in third place in the slot, the latter continuing to be the highest rating primetime quiz show on Australian TV. Question Everything (424,000) could do with much better ratings… however it has really found its feet now and here’s hoping for a renewal for season two. Frayed (255,000) premieres to OK numbers which will lift in next week’s Total TV report, followed by a repeat of Would I Lie To You? (172,000) and a new ep of Adam Hills: The Last Leg (115,000).
ABC third in both primary (11.9%) and network (16.7%) rankings.


There was little chance The Project (306,000 6:30pm; 501,000 7pm)
would tick up from last night’s numbers but it did as the lead-in to the poorly performing Making It Australia (289,000). Unfortunately we can add this series to the list of DOAs from 2021 now that it has sunk to the lowest numbers this season. Triple repeat episodes of Bull (138,000; 132,000; 89,000) round out the night.
10 fourth in both primary (8.9%) and network (15.8%) rankings.

Coastal Ireland with Adrian Dunbar (227,000) opens the account for SBS, followed by the excellent documentary Lost For Words (169,000) and a new episode of War Of The Worlds (73,000).
SBS fifth in both primary (4.8%) and network (7.8%) rankings.


16-39: The Block (232,000) pulls ahead of Nine News 6pm/6:30pm, Paramedics, and SAS Australia.

18-49: The Block (390,000) beats out Nine News 6pm/6:30pm, The Project 7pm, and SAS Australia.

25-54: The Block (441,000) completes the triple demo win, followed by Nine News 6pm/6:30pm, and Seven News 6pm/6:30pm.


ABC News Mornings – AM (154,000) on ABC News takes out the multi-channel race for Wednesday.


Sunrise (258,000)
The Today Show (220,000)
ABC Breakfast (215,000 (132,000 ABC; 83,000 ABC News))


7:30pm race remains unchanged once we add in the Total TV. The Block (Nine) lifted 27% to 1,486,000 nationally; SAS Australia (Seven) lifted 31% to 1,184,000 nationally; and Making It Australia (10) lifted 12% to 501,000.

The BVOD best were The Block (198,000), SAS Australia (175,000), and Home and Away (140,000).


Here’s the five shows that lifted the most from their overnight figures:

ProgramNetworkTotal TV% lift
The RookieSeven508,00069
SAS AustraliaSeven1,184,00031
The BlockNine1,486,00027

Primary Channels, Key Demos, Multi-Channels, Brekky Battle: All figures Total People, Five City Metro (5CM); overnights only.

Daily Consolidated 7 Total TV: All figures Total People, Consolidated 7 day Five City Metro (5CM) + Regional (Reg) + BVOD (Broadcast Video on Demand); % lift compared to overnight figures.

Top 20 Overnight Metro

Data © 2021 OzTAM

Top 20 Multi-Channel Shows

Overnight Network Share

Top 20 Foxtel Shows

Daily Consolidated 7 Total TV Program Rankings

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2021. The data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy} in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.

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
Steve Molk is sharply focused on the business of TV in Australia across all its formats - FTA broadcast, commercial, subscription, catch up & BVOD. Based on the Central Coast of NSW he's a passionate advocate for Australian-made programming, particularly drama and comedy. He loves podcasting, gaming & watching too much TV. For all media enquiries please call or text 0401-709-405



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