The Block ahead of SAS Australia, Masked Singer launches.
Block wins its slot against returning reality shows, both of which dipped on 2020 premieres.
The Block had an important victory last night topping new challengers in entertainment.
It drew 864,000 metro viewers and led all demos, well in front of both SAS Australia at 647,000 and The Masked Singer on 642,000 (760,000 for the reveal of Vinnie Jones). Newcomers were down on 2020 editions at 834,000 / 733,000 respectively.
Next were 7:30 (636,000) and Australian Story (608,000).
Later Have You Been Paying Attention? led at 639,000 then Four Corners (621,000), Media Watch (496,000) and Australian Gangster / Under Investigation in a tie on 359,000.
Seven network just won Monday with 27.3% then Nine 27.0%, 10 21.1%, ABC 17.4% and SBS 7.2%.
Seven News was #1 at 1.2m / 1.17m for Seven. Home & Away was 659,000 then The Chase on 598,000 / 370,000.
Nine News drew 1.04m / 1.01m for Nine. ACA won its slot at 800,000 then Hot Seat (470,000 / 276,000). Footy Classified was 172,000 and 100% Footy at 46,000 in select cities.
The Project was 519,000 / 307,000 for 10. 10 News First was 372,000 / 249,000. Montreal Comedy Festival managed 169,000.
ABC News was best for ABC at 774,000. China Tonight (223,000) and The Drum (199,000) followed.
On SBS it was 10 Mistakes That Sunk the Titanic (190,000), Secret Scotland (171,000), SBS World News (170,000 / 154,000), and 24 Hours in Emergency (145,000).
Bluey was back to leading multichannels at 168,000.
News Breakfast: 107,000 / 78,000
Meanwhile Total TV numbers for last Monday led to the following totals:
The Block: 1.43m
Home & Away: 1.18m
Australian Survivor: 1.14m
Australian Story: 1.12m
Under Investigation: 752,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 13 September 2021