Block best shows up reality rivals


Sunday just about all went Nine’s way with The Block pulling out its biggest episode so far this season with 1.28m viewers.

It trumped X Factor (815,000), Grand Designs (698,000) and was twice the size of Australian Survivor (660,000).

Nine was already leading in primary channel shares when GO!’s movies Kung Fu Panda and Transformers: Dark of the Moon pulled out 259,000 and 216,000 respectively and pushed the channel to a 6.4%. share.

Deep Water: The Real Story (269,000) helped lift SBS for the night.

Over in Perth the annual Telethon raised nearly $26.3m and averaged 139,000 viewers.

Nine network easily won the night with 34.6% then Seven 26.4%, TEN 15.8%, ABC 15.7% and SBS 7.5%.

The Block was #1 with 1.28m then Nine News (1.07m) and 60 Minutes (891,000). A Hyde & Seek repeat was just 299,000.

Seven News (1.07m) led for Seven then The X Factor (815,000), Sunday Night (632,000). Movie: Diana was just 205,000 in 4 cities.

Australian Survivor (660,000) was best for TEN. Modern Family drew 431,000 / 264,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 358,000 and the Montreal Comedy Gala was only 348,000.

ABC News (803,000), Grand Designs: House of the Year (698,000) and Poldark (468,000) comprised ABC’s night. Wolf Hall drew 243,000 and Compass was 239,000.

A compelling Deep Water: The Real Story (269,000) was best on SBS. Treasures of Ancient Greece (219,000) and SBS World News (213,000) followed.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 16 October 2016.


  1. Kitchen week reveals will always rate well on The Block – ironic as it is the room with the least contribution by the contestants. Good advertisements for the kitchen companies.

  2. I haven’t started watching Hyde and Seek yet. But do networks add up all the viewers in the week to give a figure of total audience? Plus time shifting? They must be rating alright cumulatively.

    • Yes networks know all that kind of data, plus catch-up video, and we know that drama pulls the biggest Timeshifted numbers. They look at all of these when measuring a show’s performance, as they should.

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