The Block‘s “room reveal” night delivered the numbers to Nine last night, pulling a solid 1.47m viewers for its one hour episode.
The first room renovation was won by Jenna and Josh, but the show’s blackboard scoring by host Scott Cam was painfully long. There are already early audience murmurs about not enough renovation being shown. Nevertheless, before / after reveals are always good drawcards and while the show bettered Home and Away (1.04m), it is now hurting The 7PM Project (627,000) more. ABC News was 1.00m.
Significantly, Nine is now coding their episodes of The Block separately with OzTAM which will see the show land higher in weekly results and make better editorial at the end of the year. MasterChef and My Kitchen Rules have all coded separately this year.
But it was MasterChef that topped the night with 1.59m viewers, a figure that tops The Block plus The Big Bang Theory (944,000), Border Security / Border Patrol (880,000 / 816,000), 7.30 / Australian Story (768,000 / 647,000) and Mythbusters (331,000).
At 8:30pm The Amazing Race Australia (1.03m) defeated Can Of Worms’ premiere (930,000), Rescue Special Ops (891,000), Four Corners / Media Watch (586,000 / 602,000) and Man vs Wild (274,000).
The second episode of Rescue Special Ops won at 9:30pm with 830,000 followed by Q & A (641,000), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (526,000), and Teen Wolf (492,000) -a drop that will worry Seven.
Neighbours was the top show on digital channels with 400,000 viewers.
Nine won Monday night.