The Block beats Plate of Origin debut
Ratings: Nine wins Sunday as Seven launches new series. ABC's Vera conquers later timeslot.
Sunday night was a big reality test.
The Block drew 943,000 for Nine, rising to 1.02m for its Room Winner portion and topped the demos.
It was a battle for second place. Plate of Origin launched to 667,000, down on last week’s penultimate Farmer episode, but just ahead of Shetland 658,000 from 7:40pm. 10 simply did not have skin in the game.
Later Vera conquered at 713,000 then 60 Minutes (456,000), Crime Investigation Australia: Most Infamous (369,000).
Nine network won Sunday with 30.1% then Seven 26.2%, ABC 22.1%, 10 12.7% and SBS 8.9%.
Seven News was #1 at 1.17m for Seven. Between Two Worlds was 122,000 / 69,000.
Nine News drew 1.03m for Nine with a late edition at 278,000.
ABC News was 837,000. Australia Remastered pulled 276,000 for ABC.
10 languished under 400,000 all night, and for much of it under 300,000. The Sunday Project was best at 362,000 / 306,000. 10 News First (288,000), and Family Feud (250,000) and FBI (178,000 / 132,000).
On SBS it was SBS World News (161,000), Tour de France (160,000) and Lost Pyramids Of The Aztecs (157,000).
NCIS led multichannels at 166,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 30 August 2020