Going once (2.03m), going twice (1.97m), going three times (1.64m)….
The Block‘s auction dominated television last night with its knockout sales and strategic coding that divided the finale into three separate figures. The biggest was 2.03m viewers for the Winner Announced.
While the pricetags went through the roof the ratings did not break records, lower than The Block: Glasshouse -that screened on a Sunday at over 2.7m and was also split into three figures.
Nevertheless everything else took a backseat to the finale with all other entertainment shows under the magic million.
Nine network easily won with a share of 35.1% then Seven 26.8%, ABC and TEN both 16.0% and SBS 6.0%.
Following The Block for Nine were Nine News (1.19m / 1.17m), A Current Affair (1.04m), The Amazing 90s (899,000 in preliminary figures), Hot Seat (646,000) and Forever (347,000).
Seven News (1.01m / 937,000) led for Seven then Home and Away (784,000), My Ireland with Colin (746,000), Mrs. Brown’s Boys (703,000 / 678,000). Million Dollar Minute was 371,000 in 4 cities and Criminal Minds was 361,000.
ABC News (852,000) topped ABC’s evening then 7:30 (688,000), The Weekly (556,000), QI (536,000), Agony (454,000), Antiques Roadshow (377,000) and 8MMM (282,000).
The Project (660,000 / 489) led for TEN. TEN Eyewitness News was 570,000, Wonderland was 405,000, Parky’s Favourite Australians was 389,000 and The Good Wife was 289,000.
Repeats were best on SBS ONE with Sacred Wonders of Britain (252,000), London’s Super Tunnel (250,000) and SBS World News (168,000). The Legacy was 110,000.
GO!’s Big Bang Theory (285,000) was strongest on multichannels.
ABC News Breakfast: 112,000 / 56,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 29 April 2015