The Block on top
Ratings: The Block: All Stars rose to its best figure so far this season, while their first Open for Inspection draws big crowds.
The Block: All Stars rose to its best figure so far this season as a room reveal was won by Phil & Amity. Nine’s show, which has been holding fast against the MKR tide on most weeknights, pulled 1.44m viewers as Sunday’s top show.
On the weekend the show held its first Open for Inspection as crowds braved the elements to see inside the Bondi homes. Ed Sheeran, who was on Sunrise last week, entertained the waiting throng as 12,000 people checked inside the homes.
Meanwhile in the all-important tussle for the ratings, Seven edged ahead as the winner last night.
Seven network shares were 30.9% then Nine 29.2%, TEN 19.5%, ABC 15.8% and SBS 4.6%.
Downton Abbey (1.3m) was best for Seven then Seven News (1.26m), The Force (1.13m), Sunday Night (1.11m), Border Security (1.05m), V8 Supercars (694,000 / 439,000) and Castle (547,000).
After The Block Nine’s other shows were 60 Minutes (1.18m), Nine News (1.16m), The Mentalist (632,000), CSI (439,000). CSI: Miami was 286,000.
Without that other cooking show around MasterChef: The Professionals was nearly double some of its mid-week figures at 852,000 viewers. Elementary was 757,000, Modern Family was 689,000, TEN News was 537,000, Graham Norton was 431,000, Bondi Rescue was 381,000 and The Simpsons was 330,000.
ABC News (787,000) led ABC1 then Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home (786,000), Midsomer Murders (756,000), Dream Build (671,000), Compass (248,000) and Rev (234,000).
Wonders of the Solar System (220,000) was best for SBS ONE followed by History Cold Case (210,000), World News Australia (177,000) and The Stonewall Uprising (121,000).
ABC2’s The Hive (241,000) led multichannels.
Insiders: 167,000 / 84,000
The Bolt Report: 134,000
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 3 March 2013