Neck and neck on Sunday night
Ratings: The Block wins its timeslot and Dancing with the Stars rises -just 0.1% split Nine & Seven.
There will be sighs of relief at Nine today that The Block has had a respectable launch. After so much renovation fatigue it must have been nervous times.
The show launched to 1.07m viewers, just enough to win its timeslot over Sunday Night‘s 1.05m.
Direct comparisons to previous launches are more complicated. It was well ahead of 860,000 for Triple Threat, which launched in January against a Nick Kyrgios Australian Open match. But it was also down on The Glasshouse’s 1.37m in July 2014. However both those debuts were also simulcast on multichannels, whereas last night’s was not. Given all of the above, it’s a good start.
Without The Voice, Dancing with the Stars saw a big lift, from 671,000 last week to 867,000.
In the end just 0.1% split the two rivals.
Nine network won with 30.0% then Seven 29.9%, ABC 17.6%, TEN 15.6% and SBS 6.9%.
Nine News (1.28m) topped the night for Nine then 60 Minutes (1.14m), The Block (1.07m) and Inside the Ku Klux Klan (594,000). AD Kingdom and Empire was just 172,000.
Seven News (1.18m) led for Seven then Sunday Night (1.05m), Dancing with the Stars (867,000) and Bones (389,000).
Grand Designs (866,000), ABC News (808,000), Vera (666,000) and Compass (326,000) comprised ABC’s night.
TEN was unable to rise above 500,000 all night. Scorpion returned to 469,000. Modern Family was 457,000 / 388,000, CSI Cyber was 366,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 337,000 and NCIS was just 281,000.
On SBS it was The Sugar Conspiracy (294,000), The Incas: Masters of the Clouds (272,000), SBS World News (166,000) and Grand Tours of Scotland (113,000).
ABC2’s Charlie and Lola topped multichannels at 207,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 6 September 2015