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.