Ratings: The Block wins easily against The Masked Singer and SAS: Australia

The first night featuring new reality products for Seven (SAS Australia) and 10 (The Masked Singer) saw Nine’s The Block take out an easy win continuing its set of good numbers from the past two weeks.

Next best was the reveal part of the first episode of the Masked Singer with 760,000 while the rest of the show’s third season launch averaged 642,000. That compares to 828,000 / 735,000 for the 2020 season premiere.

Meanwhile SAS Australia’s second season premiere averaged 647,000, well down from the first season’s launch episode that had 834,000. The show missed the top 5 in key demos ranking eighth.

Seven narrowly won the night with wins in Sydney, Melbourne (by 0.1%) and Perth while Nine won Brisbane and Adelaide.

Nine won the key 25-54 demo with 28% just ahead of 10 on 27.4% with Seven third with 26.6%. ABC had 12.6% and SBS 5.5%.

In 16-39 10 won the night with 33.1%. Nine had 25.7%, Seven 24.3%, ABC 12.3% and SBS 4.6%.

10 Peach was the number one multichannel in the key demos.

Later, Have You Been Paying Attention? with 639,000 was down on last week but an easy timeslot winner as Under Investigation sank to a season low of 359.000. Seven’s premier Australian Gangster disappointed also on 359,000.

For ABC, Four Corners had its best result since June while Australian Story also managed over 600k metro viewers.

In the afternoon The Chase had 598,000 and 370,000 while Hot Seat had 470,000 and 276,000.

For 10, The Project had 519,000 and 307,000 with 10 News First 372,000 and 249,000.

The new season of China Tonight on ABC saw 223,000 tune in.

Afternoon ranking included Tipping Point with 304,000 and Nine Afternoon News with 295,000 while Seven Afternoon News had 214,000 and 189,000 with The Chase UK on 137,000.

Best for SBS were 10 Mistakes that Sunk The Titanic (190,000) and Secret Scotland (171,000).

Breakfast TV delivered another close result with Today winning the east coast as Sunrise won overall.

5 city Syd Mel Bri Ade Per
Sunrise 268,000 82,000 67,000 40,000 33,000 46,000
Today 252,000 79,000 74,000 63,000 14,000 21,000
News B 185,000 48,000 66,000 37,000 18,000 15,000

Discuss further Monday 13 September 2021

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