The Block, Doctor Blake Mysteries score on Sunday.

The Block and The Doctor Blake Mysteries were timeslot winners on Sunday night, with ABC entertainment shows pulling ahead of Seven.

Meanwhile TEN again struggled in primetime, now under 300,000.

Nine’s renovation show pulled another 1.51m viewers, mirroring its performance last weekend, way ahead of Sunday Night’s 591,000 in 4 cities. Bull, which started at 7:30, could only manage 221,000, on par with last week’s figure. Doc Martin, which aired from 7:40pm was high with 940,000.

By 8:30 The Doctor Blake Mysteries drew 944,000, beating 60 Minutes and a Star Wars film on Seven. TEN dipped lower still with NCIS: New Orleans.

In Perth Telethon pulled 163,000 and raised a staggering $36m.

Nine network won Monday with 34.2% then Seven 27.6%, ABC 20.7%, TEN 11.3% and SBS 6.1%.

The Block was #1 with 1.51m then Nine News (1.04m), 60 Minutes (865,000) and Australian Crime Stories (398,000).

Seven News (976,000) was best for Seven then Sunday Night (591,000 in 4 cities), Highway Patrol (495,000in 4 cities) and movie: Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (393,000).

The Doctor Blake Mysteries (944,000), Doc Martin (940,000), ABC News (786,000), Fearless (327,000) and Classsic Countdown (205,000) comprised ABC’s night.

Gold Coast 600 (380,000) was highest all day for TEN but was out of primetime. In the evening The Sunday Project (299,000 / 272,000) was highest then Family Feud (263,000), Bull (221,000) and NCIS: New Orleans (209,000 / 200,000).

On SBS it was SBS World News (163,000), Robert Redford’s The West (159,000) and The Greeks (157,000).

Border Security on 7TWO ran its finger over multichannels with 203,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 22 October 2017


  1. jezza the first original one

    Once The Bachelorette and Gogglebox have finished ch10 could close down until the BBL starts, it would save them a lot of dollar $$$

  2. It is a shame that a show like Bull isn’t rating. It’s a nice change from the constant reality / current affair shows. Bad decision putting it up against shows like The Block. Lack of promotion hasn’t helped it either.

  3. Aussiecam58 I like Bull to. We must be the only viewers tuned in to channel 10 last night Going on those Sunday figures Test pattern would rate better

  4. The issue for TEN last night, I think might have been, at least in the WIN area where I live, the fact, NCIS:NO wasn’t promoted as new (double episodes). Even the words new episode, where missing, as part of the watermark.

    Not only no promotion of the new eps, but S4 E1 featured singer Jimmy Buffett, in a guest role.

    The PR Dept at TEN could’ve also done more promotion with the “Bull” episode, as the topic was about Euthanasia, which is a current topic being debated in Australia.

  5. Note to CBS execs: your US dramas rarely rate in Australia and you should not rely on them in prime time. Not just talking about last nights flops but goes back years including The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Madam Secretary etc

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