Block beats Brownlow, Bathurst.
Ratings: Two big sporting events are down on 2019. Melbourne flocks to all-important press conference.
It was a a big weekend of sport, including some events trailing into Sunday night viewing.
But they were not enough to halt The Block which was #1 at 1.01m rising to 1.08m for the Room Winner.
A COVID-adjusted Brownlow Medal 2020 drew 683,000 down on 2019’s 895,000, then Junior MasterChef (498,000 from 7:30pm) and Restoration Australia (496,000 from 7:40pm).
Later 60 Minutes was 524,000 then Grantchester (431,000), and movie: Aquaman (311,000).
Earlier Bathurst 1000 Race drew 669,000 for 10 down on 795,000 last year.
Nine network won Sunday with 32.3% then Seven 30.5%, ABC 16.2%, 10 14.9% and SBS 6.2%.
Nine News drew 989,000 with a late edition at 258,000.
Seven News (984,000) was best for Seven.
ABC News pulled 648,000 for ABC. Doc Martin was 261,000 and Australia Remastered was 181,000.
The Sunday Project was 414,000 / 277,000 with FBI at 217,000 / 178,000.
On SBS it was SBS World News (171,000), Ancient Superstructures (149,000), and Jumbo Jet: 50 Years In The Sky (121,000).
A Daniel Andrews press conference on ABC News led multichannels at 373,000 -311,000 of whom were in Melbourne.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 18 October 2020