Gap narrows but Little Big Shots pips The Block

Ratings: Talent series dips to 1.31m while The Block tops the demos on a close night for 7 & 9.

In its second outing Little Big Shots slipped from 1.67m to 1.31m, but it was still enough to beat The Block‘s 1.2m viewers.

Blame that partly on the lack of an AFL leading into Seven primetime yesterday. Of note, Nine’s renovation show topped all 3 demos.

In the current affairs battle 60 Minutes came out on top, despite the 30 minute head start by Sunday Night. ABC’s Inspector George Gently was not far behind either.

TEN’s Australian Survivor dipped from 607,000 to 574,00 with The Project also down on last Sunday.

Nine won in primary share but Seven network won Sunday with 32.1% then Nine 31.7%, ABC 16.9%, TEN 13.7% and SBS 5.5%.

Little Big Shots was #1 with 1.31m for Seven then Seven News (974,000), Sunday Night (747,000) and Heists that Shook the World (366,000).

The Block (1.2m) was best for Nine then Nine News (1.19m), 60 Minutes (773,000) and Diana: The Day the World Cried (431,000).

Inspector George Gently (693,000), ABC News (622,000) and Grand Designs: House of the Year (522,000) comprised ABC’s night.

Australian Survivor led for TEN with 574,000 then The Sunday Project (310,000 / 254,000), TEN Eyewitness News (274,000),  Family Feud (208,000) and movie: Insurgent (200,000).

On SBS it was Building the Ancient City (173,000), SBS World News (135,000), Fair Game and SAS: A Secret History (both 74,000).

ABC2’s Peppa Pig topped multichannels with 211,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 3 September 2017

15 Responses

    1. Is there any evidence anywhere that roadblocks have ever done anything to help a show’s ratings? All they do is kill the shares of the multi channels and during the simulcast the network loses potentially several hundreds of thousands of viewers that would have watched alternative content on the multi channels. Not to mention the flow on effects to later programs. As I always have said, if you’re going to watch a show you will – if you won’t you won’t – doesn’t matter if it is on 1, 2, 3 or 20 channels – as the ratings for Survivor last night demonstrate.

  1. I am really enjoying Aus Survivor …..never miss a show …because I am sick of cooking and building all the time soo over the block ….the biggest block ever how many times can that say that Scott Cam ..

  2. What’s up with the ABC on Sunday night.? They stop a series of Midsomer Murders with one episode to go to play Broadchurch then screen an episode of Inspector George Gently and jump to something completely different next week.

  3. Survivor has flopped as badly for Ten as Hell’s Kitchen has for Seven. Sure, Ten averages lower across the board, but any way you cut it – they are horrible numbers for a show as expensive to produce as Survivor.

    1. The makers of Survivor measure social media buzz as well as ratings, so I don’t think they will be overly worried (considering that they probably don’t have anything ready in the wings). It has been a great season, more polished than last year, and the live finale will draw a crescendo audience.

    2. I don’t think it is fair to say that Survivor has flopped as badly as Hell’s Kitchen. Firstly, Survivor’s average same day viewership is higher than HK. Additionally, Survivor does on time-shift (often gaining 100k+ viewers an episode over the week) and ten has indicated that Aus Survivor does well on ten-play (Augest 2017 was the platforms strongest month ever, in part due to Survivor). Additionally, Survivor does well in the valuable younger demos (where advertisers want to invest their ad dollars).

      I don’t think any of that could be said for Hell’s Kitchen. It doesn’t have the time-shift performance, it doesn’t have the performance in the demos and I don’t think it has the online viewership.

      It is fair to say that ten wanted Survivor to do better and I don’t know if ten will do the third season (and as a Survivor fan, I really hope they do). However, I don’t think it…

      1. Likewise I hope it is renewed. It is so much better than last year shaking up the teams and introducing the Super Idol (with Ziggy making up what the ‘advantage’ was). The numbers aren’t any less than last year so holding on. It is the half way mark so ratings do dip somewhat so hope to see it gradually rise. At least it’s an alternative to reno and cooking shows.

    3. The promotion of Aus Survivor (on WIN at least) was awful last week. Relentless flogging of a showdown between two contestants whose names would have meant absolutely nothing to uninitiated potential viewers. Little wonder it’s getting no traction.

      1. I’m a big Survivor fan, but rising from 500,000s to 600,000s in timeshift and a few thousand more streaming it is still very poor. The Block, MKR, Little Big Shots and Ninja Warrior have all proved that you can get a big 1M+ audience for reality shows – and Survivor just isn’t cutting it. Add in the sky high production costs (especially when you consider The Bachelor is at similar or better numbers and would cost far less to make) Survivor has been, sadly, a flop in my view.

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