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Ratings: Nine pulls out The Block's biggest episode so far this season -and then adds two GO! movies on top.


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.

5 Responses

  1. 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.

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