It’s game on once again in the TV ratings.
With the Easter non-ratings done and dusted, networks hit the pedal last night with premium content.
There was a battle for early evening viewers, with The Block taking the fight up to My Kitchen Rules.
MKR won in total viewers on 1.28m viewers -its lowest figures so far this season, but The Block won the key demos for the first time over its rival. The Block strategically coded into two titles (Room Reveal: 1.11m / Sun: 1.08m). Seven’s cooking contest also failed to retain its #1 title, pipped by the network’s own news.
Seven network won the night with a 32.3% then Nine 30.0%, ABC 16.1%, TEN 15.3% and SBS 6.3%.
Seven News was the night’s top show at 1.32m viewers then MKR (1.28m) and Sunday Night‘s ANZAC special (785,000). Castle was 471,000 / 307,000) and Cougar Town was 115,000.
60 Minutes was best for Nine (1.19m) then Nine News (1.19m), The Block (1.11m / 1.08m) and Stalker (577,000). The Following returned to 209,000 and Almost Human was 76,000.
ABC News (845,000) was best for ABC. Poldark debuted at 649,000, higher than Inside the Commons (521,000). Compass was 330,000 and Fortitude was 324,000.
Modern Family (549,000 / 515,000) led for TEN. Shark Tank was 527,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 366,000, NCIS: New Orleans was 342,000 but Empire was just 120,000.
On SBS ONE it was Rome: The World’s First Superpower (331,000), SBS World News (205,000), Jesus: Rise to Power (203,000) and Singapore 1942 – End of an Empire (124,000). Paris-Roubaix 2015 was 57,000 in 4 cities.
A rebooted Thunderbirds are Go! topped multichannels at 205,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 12 April 2015