The Block then daylight

Ratings: It takes Seven & TEN combined to match The Block. Pine Gap holds most of its audience over a long premiere.

Last night there was The Block and then there was daylight as Nine’s renovation show equaled the sum total of its key competition.

The Block drew 1.16m viewers and topped the demos, just above last Sunday’s 1.14m. Both Seven and TEN newcomers dipped from their debuts. All Together Now drew 745,000, down from its 813,000 but still respectable and with praise for its young Indigenous find. A lengthy Game of Games at 7:30pm slipped to 416,000 falling from its 536,000 premiere. That was behind ABC’s Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure (662,000).

From 8:30pm 60 Minutes pulled 699,000 over Sunday Night‘s 603,000 (from 8:15pm). The premiere of Pine Gap held a decent size of its 581,000 audience over 2 episodes despite copping a hiding on social media. NCIS kicked in at 9pm with 311,000.

Seven News beat Nine News in its earlier slot.

Nine network won Sunday with 31.6%, then Seven 29.1%, ABC 19.9%, TEN 13.8% and SBS 5.7%.

The Block was #1 for Nine with 1.16m viewers then Nine News (953,000), 60 Minutes (699,000) and Armed and Deadly (230,000).

Seven News (1.02m) led for Seven then All Together Now (745,000), Sunday Night (603,000) and Seven News: Anita Cobby (361,000).

Game of Games (416,000) and The Project (416,000 / 222,000) were equal for TEN then NCIS (311,000), TEN Eyewitness News (256,000), Elementary (148,000) and Bondi Rescue (144,000).

ABC News (754,000), Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure (662,000), Pine Gap (581,000) and Vera (210,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Italy’s Invisible Cities (181,000), SBS World News (128,000) and Expedition Volcano (114,000 / 99,000).

7mate movie Die Hard (172,000) topped multichannels.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 14 October 2018

12 Responses

  1. Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure ….love this…the areas covered are amazing….
    Pine Gap…I tried…no, I mean, I really tried…wont be back…. Love Vera no matter how many times it is on.

  2. ‘Pine Gap’ had a strange, washed out look to it. even indoors-also featured the most absurd and embarrassed sex scene in a recent production-the dating pool in Alice Springs would be pretty damned limited for educated folks to say the least!

  3. American contestants are soooo over the top and will scream at anything on their game shows. I think they are trying to make the Aussies do the same and we just don’t like it. Screaming really does my head in !! How good was Royston on ATN? So great to see some genuinely good new talent.

  4. Game of Games is a fun concept and something fresh, 2 things let it down though. It drags on way too long – by the end of the 4th round I had zero interest in who won. The contestants are too full on – I get trying to get them excited but it doesn’t feel natural at all.

    1. I gave up on Game of Games because if you don’t watch live the commercials ruin it. Recorded an encore and 3 times they played the game of games promo during the show, showing the contestant already winning so didn’t even bother finishing it. Pity because it would work well at 60 mins.

      1. After watching the first 2 episodes of Game of games I decided that I’ve had enough of it because of 3 reasons
        1 the contestants ott antics. I’m starting to get tired of their own egos.
        2. During commercial break, a new voiceover lady doing bachelorette promo. I nearly muted my tv when she was doing the v/o.
        3. 90 mins is too long especially for a family friendly show.

  5. I’ll probably keep watching Pine Gap, which was quite interesting, but full of technical jargon. And it was also obviously made with the international market in mine, as you do, with long, loving shots of the scenery and various beauty spots. Very much a travelogue, not to mention the bantering between characters on the various differences between Americans and Australians. No mention of Vegemite, thank goodness (yet). That side of things was a bit irritating, to me anyway.

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