Blockheads take Sunday night for Nine

blkghThe week begins with another lead by Nine, thanks largely to The Block revealing 1.55m viewers. Nine led the night until its movie replay Crazy Stupid Love fell below Seven, TEN and even the ABC.

Nine network won with 32.3% then Seven 29.1%, TEN 17.1%, ABC 16.6% and SBS 4.9%.

Next for Nine were Nine News (1.32m), 60 Minutes (1.21m). But the movie Crazy Stupid Love plummeted to just 376,000 viewers.

Seven News (1.2m) was best for Seven followed by The X Factor (1.12m), Sunday Night (1.1m) and Castle (526,000 / 333,000).

A first-run Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movie topped TEN’s night at 564,000 then Modern Family (552,000 / 424,000), Bondi Vet (414,000), TEN Eyewitness News (358,000) and Bondi Rescue (263,000).

ABC News (853,000) led ABC1 followed by ANZAC Girls (800,000), Doctor Who (748,000 / 87,000), The Bletchley Circle (497,000), Compass (379,000) and Midsomer Murders (364,000). A Utopia replay was 162,000.

A repeat of Machu Picchu Decoded was 363,000 on SBS ONE then SBS World News (193,000), The Journey of Mankind with Eddie Izzard (170,000) and United States of Secrets (119,000).

Justine Clarke’s Great Big World on ABC topped multichannels at 256,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 31 August 2014.


  1. Anzac Girls was very good last night. I’m glad I stuck with it after being disappointed by the opening ep. It helps that the dullest character has been shipped back to Australia!

  2. Every movie has its first run on FTA at some point. Ten are just using what ever they have to keep their share above 10%. 544k skewing older viewers is only relatively good compared to the dreadful ratings Ten could be getting.

    Come the end of they they will have new episodes of Modern Family, Homeland etc.

  3. Didn’t mind leaving the Block on Sunday nights when it was over by about 7.40 – now it has grown to 8.10, its too long and by 7.30 we are off Sunday night TV playing back shows recorded from the previous week. Depending on the stories, 60 Minutes or Sunday Night may be played later. Last night it was Amazing Race here from 7.30 then 60 and Sunday Night.

  4. Another sunday night where there was nothing on and the tv stayed off. The very few shows on at the moment that I do watch could be better. Is it too much to ask for a network to think outside the box?

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