The Block, Doctor Blake Mysteries score on Sunday.

Ratings: Nine leads primary channel but Seven wins the night thanks to its multichannel share.

Viewers hooked on whether a couple on The Block could finish two rooms to avoid being turfed from the show ensured Nine’s reality was big once again, with 1.55m viewers.

That was its second best figure all season and another win in the demos (for the record they were not eliminated). It beat Little Big Shots with 1.15m, down on last week.

From there the comparisons are tricky due to varying timeslots.

The Doctor Blake Mysteries topped ABC’s night with 772,000 viewers -finishing ahead of 60 Minutes in the same slot. But the figure is down on 2016’s premiere of 1.14m on Fridays. Sunday Night pipped all three but aided with a half hour head start.

TEN’s night saw a simulcast drop on a challenging night, and the Sunday Project was on par with last week at 346,000 / 271,000.

Nine led in primary channel share but Seven’s multichannels pushed it ahead in network share.

Seven network won Sunday with 32.7% then Nine 31.9%, ABC 16.0%, TEN 13.0% and SBS 6.4%.

Little Big Shots (1.15m) was best for Seven then Sunday Night (1.08m), Seven News (1.02m) and Heists That Shook the World (569,000). Robbie Coltrane’s Critical Evidence was 229,000.

The Block was #1 for Nine with 1.55m then Nine News (1.16m), 60 Minutes (730,000) and Murder Calls (358,000).

The Doctor Blake Mysteries (772,000), ABC News (693,000), Grand Designs House of the Year (550,000), Fearless (315,000) and Classic Countdown (296,000) comprised ABC’s night.

TEN Eyewitness News was 373,000 for TEN then the Sunday Project (346,000 / 271,000), Supercars Championship (291,000 / 197,000) and Family Feud (239,000).

On SBS it was The Ascent of Civilisation (236,000), Soundtracks: Songs that Defined History (177,000) and SBS World News (167,000).

ABC2’s Peppa Pig topped multichannels at 218,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 17 September 2017.

9 Responses

  1. Pop nirvana last night with Countdown and the Sunday Night ABBA special. Over a million viewers these days nothing to sniff at for a band defunct for quarter of a century. Great to see Rahni Sadler back after leaving the program back in June. Wonder if it was just a one-off? (until they get her to do the Frida interview 🙂 )

      1. No David, don’t think it all was, the Benny interview was done very recently as Benny has only started promoing the Piano album this month and Rahni did a live Facebook feed on the weekend in the editing studio answering live questions for Sunday night about ABBA and the special. So they must have hired her as a freelance to do the Benny interview. Can’t believe she’s 44 either. Held up very well.

  2. Really enjoyed the first episode of Countdown Classics last night – a real trip down memory lane.
    Great to see some performances, interview clips and footage not previously featured during Rage Retro month.
    Even some David Cassidy and David Essex …the ultimate 70s “spunkrats”.
    Though always sad to see so many of the featured singers/musos that are no longer with us …Shirl, Marc Hunter, Bon, etc.

  3. Whoever ends up buying Ten l truly hope they stop this crazy idea of broadcasting over 2 channels. I cannot understand thus strategy for the life of me. If l the consumer won’t watch a program on the main channel, in HD l might add, then their is a very good chance l won’t be watching it on a multichannel. Wake up programmers and smell the coffee. You are hurting your potential viewership and making us look elsewhere.

  4. It’s interesting, when you look at Seven’s main channel numbers, it would appear they rated much higher across the night (with 3 programs over 1m, even late night was big at nearly 600k for Heists).

    But the huge 1.55m for The Block over 90min+ nudged Nine’s main channel higher?

    Nine’s multi-channels really flat this year, they can blame that purely if they lose the year (by shares %).

    Ten’s dreadful, with Survivor simulating (LA Confidential is a top class film, but ONE was already doomed).

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