Block sizes up another win on routine Sunday

Ratings: The Block took the night in the entertainment stakes, but was one of many shows down on last week.


As Sunday night viewing goes, it was a pretty routine evening but one that proved to go Nine’s way.

The Block was again the most popular entertainment show last night with 1.17m viewers for Nine, and topped the Demos. But it was down on last Sunday’s season high of 1.21m viewers.

Also down on last Sunday were The Big Music Quiz, Australian Survivor and Howard on Menzies, the order in which they landed.

But there were lifts by 60 Minutes at 865,000 and Sunday Night on 705,000 and Seven News won its slot.

The return of Poldark on 479,000 was much lower than last week’s Vera at 657,000 while a new Modern Family improved by 67,000 for TEN.

Nine network won Sunday with 33.2% then Seven 28.5%, TEN 15.7%, ABC 15.1% and SBS 7.5%.

The Block led for Nine with 1.17m viewers then Nine News (1.06m), 60 Minutes (865,000) and a repeat of Doctor Doctor (325,000).

Seven News was #1 with 1.23m for Seven then The Big Music Quiz (842,000), Sunday Night (705,000) and Criminal Minds (470,000).

Australian Survivor (568,000) topped TEN’s night. Modern Family was 469,000 / 289,000, TEN Eyewitness News (281,000) and Movie: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (244,000).

ABC News (748,000), Howard on Menzies (560,000), Poldark (479,000), Wolf Hall (228,000) and Compass (227,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was The Celts (270,000), Obama: Eight Years of Power (223,000) and SBS World News (194,000).

ABC2’s Hey Duggee topped multichanels with 206,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 25 September 2016.

8 Responses

  1. The ABC gave Wolf Hall zero promotion, really remiss of them…..maybe they thought too many people had already seen it on either pay TV or DVD beforehand?
    I’m shocked the viewing figures for Poldark were pretty dismal too.

  2. 228,000 for Wolf Hall is a travesty. Starting at a quarter to ten with no fanfare, I prob would’ve missed it too, if I hadn’t spotted it in the TVT Calendar. It’s not Downton Abbey but I bet that there are people who would have liked to have watched who wouldn’t have known what “Wolf Hall” was.

    Poldark wouldn’t have been helped having to follow Howard On Menzies.

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