The Block grand final drew 1.67m viewers, rising to 1.87m for the Winner Announced, in preliminary OzTAM numbers last night.
But they are expected to be adjusted to 1.69m / 2.02m after the show ran overtime which Nine is claiming as the top reality finale of 2018.
Nine drew a knockout 42.3% share winning all slots across the night. But the numbers were also down on 2017’s Overnight of 1.98m / 2.25m which was a 3 year high.
Against such competition everybody else took a hit, it was just a question of by how much.
ABC News was second in its slot at 727,000 then Sunday Night (from 8:15pm), All Together Now and a Kevin McCloud special.
TEN was unable to rise above its 5pm news at 345,000 with Game of Games particularly hard hit on just 256,000 viewers.
Pine Gap was also down for ABC while Ancient Invisible Cities was best for SBS at 174,000.
Nine network easily won with 42.3% then Seven 24.4%, ABC 15.3%, TEN 11.6% and SBS 6.4%.
Outside of The Block, it was 60 Minutes that was next best at 1.06m viewers in preliminary numbers then Nine News (936,000) and The Modern Royals Tour Down Under at 437,000.
Seven News (836,000) led for Seven at 836,000 then Sunday Night (531,000), All Together Now (510,000) and Deadly Airspace (257,000).
ABC News (727,000) was best for ABC then Kevin McCloud’s Top 10 (442,000), Pine Gap (362,000), Vera (228,000) and The Queen’s Green Planet (183,000).
TEN Eyewitness News was best for TEN at 345,000 then The Sunday Project (322,000 / 230,000), NCIS (308,000 / 185,000), Game of Games (256,000) and Bondi Rescue (205,000).
On SBS it was Ancient Invisible Cities (174,000), SBS World News (137,000) and The 2000s (123,000 / 86,000).
7TWO’s Border Security topped multichannels at 161,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 28 October 2018.