The Block tops Monday, but bad news for Today.

The end of a long weekend in most cities signalled big numbers for The Block.

A Monday room reveal episode drew 1.16m viewers, it’s best Monday this season. That was well in front of Australian Survivor on 645,000, Motorbike Cops on  570,00 and 7:30 on 558,000.

Seven’s Jimmy Barnes doco won its slot at 733,000, appearing to draw some viewers away from Have You Been Paying Attention? at 580,000. Doctor Doctor and Four Corners followed.

But the long weekend also impacted Nine’s Today falling to another 12 year survey low of 196,000. Sunrise drew 245,000 viewers.

Nine network won Monday with 31.3% then Seven 30.2%, TEN 17.1%, ABC 14.9% and SBS 6.5%.

The Block was #1 for Nine with 1.16m then Nine News (987,000 / 974,000), A Current Affair (920,000), Doctor Doctor (565,000) and Hot Seat (516,000 / 320,000). The Trade Table was 142,000 in 3 cities. Dr. Christian Jessen Will See You Now was just 69,000 in 2 cities.

Seven News (1.02m / 968,000) led for Seven then Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy (733,000), Home and Away (609,000), The Chase (591,000 / 361,000), Motorbike Cops (570,000), Highway Patrol (499,000).

Australian Survivor (645,000) was best for TEN then Have You Been Paying Attention? (580,000), The Project (492,000 / 298,000), TEN Eyewitness News (437,000), Pointless (223,000), and Street Smart (181,000). A repeat of When Cordon Met Paul McCartney drew just 86,000.

ABC News (677,000), 7:30 (558,000), Australian Story (503,000), Media Watch (456,000), Four Corners (461,000) and Q&A (278,000).

Britain’s Most Historic Towns (292,000), SBS World News (149,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (133,000), Hugh’s Fat Fight (120,000) and The Chef’s Line (60,000).

9GO’s Big Bang topped multichannels at 162,000.

Sunrise: 245,000.
Today: 196,000
News Breakfast: 106,000 / 42,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 1 October 2018


  1. Shonella totally should’ve seen Brian’s vote coming, so desperate to get rid of Sharn.

    Why on earth did Ten schedule a 3rd Encore of Corden’s Karaoke special when nobody watched the first run or the other 2 encores?
    Home & Away nearly under 600k on Public Holiday Monday not good.

    • I do wonder how much more puff home and away has left in that plum 7pm slot. It’s total people numbers aren’t good and it’s even beaten in the demos by ACA.
      I know it’s been said before it does well on catch-up, but that 7pm slot really needs something that gets people watching it live and then sticking around for the night.

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