The Block blow-up hits season high

Ratings: The block nudges 1.3m, Seven News wins slot, Russell Coight best of a bad night for TEN.

A contestant threatening to walk-out on The Block has delivered the reality show its biggest number so far this year.

Nine drew 1.29m and topped the demos, well in front of Little Big Shots at 864,000, down on last week’s 883,000. Nine’s audience grew bigger the more the show went on. Some distance behind were Grand Designs and All Aussie Adventures tussling it out. TEN had a disappointing night with Russell Coight their brightest star at 513,000.

Nine remained in front for the bulk of the night with 60 Minutes on 714,000, up on last week, then Rake, Sunday Night (from 8pm) and a movie replay on TEN.

Earlier, Seven News pipped Nine News at 1.18m to 1.05m.

Nine network won Sunday with 33.8% then Seven 29.3%, ABC 17.5%, TEN 12.9% and SBS 6.5%.

The Block was #1 with 1.29m for Nine then Nine News (1.05m), 60 Minutes (714,000) and Golden State Killer (247,000).

Seven News (1.18m) was best for Seven then Little Big Shots (864,000), Sunday Night (530,000) and Crime Investigation Australia (309,000).

ABC News (735,000), Rake (573,000), Grand Designs (529,000), Vera (314,000) and Catalyst (166,000) comprised ABC’s night.

All Aussie Adventures (513,000) was bet for TEN then The Sunday Project (372,000 / 242,000), TEN Eyewitness News (310,00), movie: The Dish (290,000) and Bondi Rescue (171,000). Sports Tonight was just 88,000.

On SBS it was Treasures Decoded (227,000), Egypt: What Lies Beneath (205,000) and SBS World News (140,000).

7mate movie Taken topped multichannels at 186,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 26 August 2018

11 Responses

  1. The more reality drama the higher the ratings so it seems. I feel very sorry for Sara and her hubby. She stood there in front of the producer crying and saying she couldn’t handle it, wanted to leave and he said nothing at all to her until after she walked. Then she had cameras chasing her down the street. Will she come back? Yes of course she will, they always do ! These are the best contestants they could come up with out of 45 thousand applicants? More likely these are what The Block think are the best chumps for this season. Social media is disgusting in their comments. Upsets me no end ! Rant over ! ps..I loved the gold bathtub too !

  2. Ten needs to address its early evening shows. Don’t care what others say on here but a show needs a big lead in program before it. 9 and 7 news delivers that. Alternatively start reality shows from 7pm as they did in the past.

    1. The judges were not thinking about where each room might be, when they judged and scored.
      Personally I thought the three black walls were enclosing, the white toilet didn’t match the black sinks and gold bath and the shower screen seemed a hazard (not just in this one either).
      It is shame for them they have been last three times, but their rooms were judged by the ‘experts’
      I do not always agree with the comments or scores, but just dip in briefly each week to see the design and styles.

      1. And to be fair at least Shaynna wants to offer advice and guidance which is great and hopefully if they stay there will be a positive result. Their first bathroom was woeful and I knew the garden wall was a mistake so they do struggle with design and styling. This week, I agree with nikc there were many clashes in colour and I believe placing of the toilet and shower/shower screen affected results too.

      2. It was the “worst”. They could have had bronze taps and fittings at least, and too many black walls. What arrogance thinking money alone wins rooms, and that there’s nothing she needs to listen to despite plenty of access to the judges for advice.

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