The Block auction scores 3 year high
Ratings: Nine pulls a 40% share -while ABC's two doctors prove immune to reality competition.
The Block managed its highest finale in 3 years, pulling 2.26m viewers for The Winner Announced and 1.98m for the bulk of its finale.
Clearly topping the demos, its audience was biggest in Melbourne where 780,000 viewed, ahead of Sydney’s 589,000. It was up on 2016’s 2.1m / 1.71m.
However Nine advises once adjusted it will settle on 2.46m /1.99m.
That’s of little consequence to the competition who were miles behind, although it has to be said Doc Martin and Doctor Blake were seemingly immune for ABC at 933,000 / 902,000 respectively.
Seven proved competitive for its 6pm News but took a fall from 7pm. But it was TEN that copped a hiding, unable to rise above 360,000 all night, with a share in single digits.
Nine network won Sunday with 40.6% then Seven 24.7%, ABC 19.6%, TEN 9.7% and SBS 5.5%.
Outside of The Block, 60 Minutes was 1.46m in preliminary figures, Nine News was 1.02m and Australian Crime Stories was 693,000 in preliminary.
Seven News (922,000) led for Seven followed by Sunday Night (568,000) and movie: Star Wars: A New Hope (461,000).
Doc Martin (933,000) and The Doctor Blake Mysteries (902,000) was strong for ABC then ABC News (758,000) and Wallander (357,000). Classic Countdown was 236,000.
TEN Eyewitness News was 357,000 then The Sunday Project (229,000 / 198,000), Family Feud (217,000), Bull (213,000) and NCIS: New Orleans (207,000 / 181,000) on TEN.
On SBS it was Underwater Pompeii (211,000), Robert Redford’s The West (153,000) and SBS World News (139,000).
7mate’s Rugby League World Cup dominated multichannels with 227,000 best at Twilight.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 29 October 2017