The Block powers home for Nine

Ratings: There were staggered schedules in play last night but The Block hit another season high in the run up to its finale.

C&S8044lrThe Block is on track for a huge final on Wednesday night, after hitting another season high last night.

The show pulled 1.83m viewers for Nine, but did not go up against My Kitchen Rules. Today there are also more suggestions of selective editing by contestants -or is it just another way to keep the show in the spotlight?

Both Seven and Nine ran staggered schedules across various cities making direct comparisons difficult, but a look at the shares indicates Nine enjoyed the stronger night.

Nine network share was 34.9% then Seven 30.4%, ABC 15.4%, TEN 14.2% and SBS 5.0%.

Nine News (1.55m) was also strong then 60 Minutes (1.37m). Elsewhere, Inside Story was 415,000 in 3 cities, Fat Tony was 381,000 in 2 cities, and Person of Interest was 258,000 in 3 cities.

Seven News was 1.23m for Seven. Sunday Night aired late night in 2 cities with a 5 city figure of 892,000. My France with Manu was 813,000 in 3 cities. Downton Abbey was 694,000 in 3 cities. Primetime AFL was 442,000 in 2 cities and Castle was 230,000 in 3 cities.

ABC News (808,000) topped ABC1 then Ice Age Giants (580,000), a repeat of Jonathan Creek was 451,000 and Compass was 397,000.

TEN Eyewitness News was 504,000. While numbers fell for Have You Been Paying Attention? at 231,000 they began to climb again for a Gullivers Travels movie (370,000) then a Modern Family repeat (416,000), and Elementary (415,000). Graham Norton was 350,000.

On SBS ONE it was Find Babylon’s Hanging Gardens (258,000), Tales of the Unexpected (224,000), SBS World News (176,000) and Dirty Business (107,000).

ABC2’s Charlie and Lola took top honours on multichannels at 275,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 6 April 2014


12 Responses

  1. hmm I think you have your shows confused Pertinax. Insiders is made up journos from all outlets, incl. Fairfax, ABC and News Ltd. I cannot remember ever seeing the ABC chairmen or MD Mark Scott on Insiders as a panelist or interview subject.

  2. So the ABC’s Insiders, political op-ed often featuring ABC staff and their chairman attacking other media outlets, which produced in-house by the News and Current Affairs Dept (which these days makes most of the content at the ABC that is not independently produced), is an independent production.

    While the Fairfax business news and analysis which is produced by them independently of Nine, is not independently produced.

    And the Bolt Report could be counted an independently produced if it aired on Sky News who produce it, but is not independently produced when it is produced independently of Ten, but airs on Ten.

    Not that it matters they all make for very boring television.

    1. Thx for advice on corrections.

      Eagerninja: I published ratings for political shows when they were independently produced. Now The Bolt Report is produced by News Corp and Financial Review Sunday by Fairfax, I figure they are just versions of branded entertainment. Insiders was 224,000 / 71,000 / 61,000. As it is the sole independent show now I don’t plan on publishing numbers regularly, thanks.

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