The Block too strong on Monday

Room reveal episode leads entertainment as Farmer wraps and Celebrity Letters & Numbers struggles in a new Monday slot.

The end of a long weekend in 3 states meant a room reveal on The Block shifted to Monday night, once more hauling in crowds and leading entertainment at 884,000 metro viewers. It also topped the demos.

7:30 (530,000) edged ahead of Farmer Wants a Wife  (523,000), Australian Story (521,000) and The Amazing Race Australia (331,000).

Later Have You Been Paying Attention? drew 540,000 then Four Corners (411,000), Media Watch (406,000) and Under Investigation (293,000).

Nine network won Monday with 30.5% then Seven 27.0%, ABC and 10 tied on 17.9% with SBS low at 6.7%.

Nine News drew 767,000 / 719,000. A Current Affair won with 703,000 then Hot Seat (274,000 / 184,000). Tom Daley: Illegal to be Me was 95,000.

Seven News was #1 at 934,000 / 928,000. The Chase led with 452,000 / 272,000 then Home & Away (469,000). 9-1-1 was 237,000 then SWAT (128,000).

ABC News drew 592,000 for ABC. Planet America (258,000) and The Drum (137,000) followed.

The Project pulled 355,000 / 238,000 for 10. 10 News First was 262,000 / 180,000. Just for Laughs Australia (216,000) and Montreal Comedy Festival (105,000).

On SBS it was SBS World News (138,000 / 115,000), Iceland with Alexander Armstrong (136,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (86,000) and low in its new timeslot was Celebrity Letters And Numbers (85,000).

Bluey led multichannels at 107,000.

A public holiday in 3 states also impacted breakfast television….

Sunrise: 182,000
Today: 153,000
News Breakfast: 98,000 / 48,000

In Total TV numbers last Monday were:

911: Lone Star: 393,000
The Amazing Race Australia: 597,000
Farmer Wants a Wife: 1.04m
The Block: 1.43m
Media Watch: 717,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 3 October 2022

3 Responses

  1. I am too lazy to go back and check each and every day for the last week or so but from memory, seven news in Melbourne has dropped off and seven has been beating it for the last two weeks. Again from memory, sevens increase is not a corresponding increase rather, fewer people watching news in Melbourne….

  2. It wouldn’t surprise me if the evening repeat of a decade old Letters and Numbers episode rated about the same as the new episode last night.

    It seems that the production crew and/or SBS have learned nothing from the last two seasons. Same old “comedians” who just ain’t cutting the mustard. I didn’t mind Dave Thornton last night, but the others… hooooo boy… and once again, my man David Astle is the wittiest guy on that set.

    Hamish Blake and Mark Humphries are a couple of others who I wouldn’t mind seeing again (both are back this season). But Hing is still overreacting with his trademark histrionics over the mildest of comments (which he can’t seem to do without leaning back into his chair and/or straightening his cue cards on his desk).

    I’m also sick of them padding out the show in the third act with some excruciatingly tedious routine. Just give us another batch of games… please…

    I’m clearly masochistic for being so persistent. Love ya David and Lily.

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