Big Music Quiz pips The Block

Ratings: Early chart success for Seven's new family entertainment show, but Australian Survivor hits a bum note.


Seven’s new music quiz show has proven to be an early chart success, winning its timeslot with 1.21m viewers. While the family entertainment show polarised social media feedback, it was enough to defeat The Block (1.15m) and Australian Survivor (662,000).

While The Block increased on its numbers from last Sunday, Survivor went in the other direction. Both BMQ and Survivor are produced by Endemol Shine.

60 Minutes managed to beat Sunday Night despite a later start while Seven News won the 6pm battle.

Nine ranked first in primary channels but Seven network won the night with 32.6% then Nine 29.1%, ABC 16.5%, TEN 15.4% and SBS 6.4%.

Seven News was #1 with 1.37m for Seven then The Big Music Quiz (1.21m) and Sunday Night (838,000). Criminal Minds pulled 481,000 / 340,000.

Nine News (1.23m) led for Nine followed by The Block (1.15m) and 60 Minutes (879,000). Nine later had differing movies Non Stop (164,000 in 2 cities) and The Wolf of Wall Street (113,000 in 3 cities).

ABC News (753,000), Vera (696,000), Grand Designs NZ (653,000) and Compass (273,000) comprised ABC’s night.

Australian Survivor (662,000) led for TEN. Modern Family was 338,000 / 270,000, Movie: The Maze Runner drew 286,000 and TEN Eyewitness News was 274,000.

The Real Noah’s Ark (291,000) led for SBS then Shakespeare’s Tomb (239,000), SBS World News (173,000), and The Secret World of Isis (162,000).

ABC2’s Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom (230,000) ruled all of multichannel land.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 28 August 2016.

57 Responses

  1. Survivor is a Wednesday/Thursday type of show. But I can understand how hard it will be for 10 scheduling episodes. Less is more but Aus TV audiences have such a low attention span and watch same old same old cooking shows and renovation shows

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