Routine Sunday but The Block gains
Ratings: Nine codes The Block in 2 when it really didn't need to, on a fairly standard Sunday night all round.
As Sunday night numbers go there was nothing too remarkable about the ratings results.
Seven and Nine were again in a battle for first and ABC and TEN tussled at some distance.
The Block continues to segment its Sunday episodes into two figures (Room Reveal: 1.26m / Sun: 1.14m), making it their best effort this season.
Seven saw a dip in its entertainment shows, but nothing too distressing, while TEN’s shows lacked the big ticket events of last week.
ABC’s Broadchurch was lost some ground, down from 633,000 last week to 500,000 last night, probably due to a softer lead-in but also audience criticism of a convoluted season.
Thanks to their multichannels Seven network just snatched the night with a 32.1% share over Nine’s 31.8%, the TEN 15.8%, ABC 14.2% and SBS 6.1%.
Seven News was best for Seven on 1.13m then Sunday Night (962,000), Australia: The Story of Us (866,000), Downton Abbey (848,000) and Castle (344,000).
Following The Block for Nine were Nine News (1.15m) and 60 Minutes (1.03m). But movie: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was just 261,000.
Shark Tank topped TEN’s night on 638,000 viewers. Modern Family returned to 563,000 / 486,000. TEN Eyewitness News was 381,000, NCIS: New Orleans was 314,000 and Empire was a dismal 142,000.
ABC News (739,000) led for ABC followed by an ABC News Special on Malcolm Fraser (500,000). Compass was 272,000 but Fortitude has sunk to 267,000.
On SBS ONE it was a night of history with Lost Kingdoms of Central America (249,000), Rome: What Lies Beneath (242,000), SBS World News (161,000), Nancy Wake: Gestapo’s Most Wanted (114,000) and The Life and Times of Malcolm Fraser (95,000).
ABC2’s Ready Steady Wiggle! topped multichannels with 248,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday March 22 2015.