The Block on high, Sunday Night tops 60 Minutes.


The Block has managed a season high just days before its auction finale.

The renovation show managed 1.42m viewers after it strategically coded its Room Reveal separately to the bulk of its show (1.22m). On that front, technically it beat My Kitchen Rules, the first non-Seven show to do so this season.

But Seven had payback with Sunday Night‘s story on Ivan Milat outscoring Nine’s 60 Minutes, 1.06m to 901,000. In the end Seven won the night.

Seven network won with a 35.2% share then Nine 31.0%, ABC 15.3%, TEN 13.8% and SBS 4.6%.

My Kitchen Rules (1.42m) was best for Seven then Seven News (1.37m), Sunday Night (1.06m). Castle was 424,000 / 285,000.

The Block (Room Reveal: 1.42m / 1.22m) led for Nine then Nine News (1.3m), 60 Minutes (901,000). Stalker was 416,000 and the 20 / 20 Bruce Jenner interview was 223,000.

ABC News (878,000) was best for ABC then Poldark (567,000), Inside the Commons (543,000), Compass (395,000) and Fortitude (264,000).

It was a tough night for TEN with Modern Family (512,000 / 463,000), Shark Tank (480,000), NCIS: NO (355,000), TEN Eyewitness News (338,000), NCIS (276,000) and Empire (89,000).

On SBS ONE it was Rome: The World’s First Superpower (270,000), SBS World News (165,000), Are our Planes Safe? (137,000) and Surviving an Air Crash (71,000).

7mate’s movie The Avengers (301,000) ruled the multichannels.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 26 April 2015


  1. Agree, double coding should be stopped, I know most channels do this at one time or another but channel 9 are really the worst just to make it look as if the ratings are better than they are, so fed up with all this pettiness, especially nine, please grow up or find some other programmes that the views want to see that can boost the ratings, this is the only way they can get good ratings or repeats of TBBT, what ever happened to a channel was once number one?

  2. The coding of shows into parts should be stopped. It’s one program. If it peaks at a certain point, so be it, but it’s not a separate entity.

  3. Disappointing figures for Shark Tank. It is a great show.
    As for separate coding for different segments of the one program, to me it suggests there’s so much padding in these shows.

  4. I’m less inclined to believe ratings these days especially when networks choose to and are allowed to manipulate the ratings. If this is allowed to continue it will further diminish alternative program offerings to reality. Also for example why is nine news during the week coded into two half hour blocks whereas weekends hourly news is coded as a 1 hour block. The hourly news on nine is no different in format on weekdays or weekends so why the difference. Just another example of manipulating the ratings.

  5. TasTVcameraman

    Wow Empire certainly dropped….it just keeps on getter better and better. Thanks Ten for not dumping it completely like Nine would have done.

    • I think episode 10, last nights episode was one of the weaker eps of the series. Only two eps to go and I wonder how the season will conclude?

      Episode 9 of empire is currently missing from tenplay but episode 10 is available on there. So some needs to fix that quick smart.

        • Thanks for the clarification. On the tenplay desktop site its actually just labelled as episode 8, there’s no indication that it includes episode 9 unless you check the episode length which I didn’t think to cause I assumed it was labelled correctly. Surprised that they chose to combine these two episodes on tenplay as not all states aired those two eps as a double.

  6. Here we go again. Coding a single program into 2 or 3 parts. Its ridiculous. I can understand a finale doing it for Winner Announced but that is the only time imo a program should be split in 2.

    MKR is still doing well but Seven have dragged it out if you ask me and it does have some viewer fatigue. I hope next year its not as long. In saying that only 2 weeks left so can’t wait to see who is going to win.

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