The Block too strong for MKR return

Nine wins Monday night -and a rare victory for SBS VICELAND.

The Block proved to be too strong for the return of Seven’s cooking contest last night.

Nine’s renovation series topped entertainment on Monday at 651,000 metro viewers.

That was ahead of 7:30 (504,000), Australian Story (481,000), My Kitchen Rules (470,000), down slightly on 2022’s premiere of 503,000 with Nigella Lawson, and The Traitors (275,000).

Later Have You Been Paying Attention? led with 543,000 then Four Corners (395,000), Media Watch (391,000) and Missing Persons Investigation (291,000).

Nine network won Monday with 28.9% then Seven 27.8%, 10 18.0%, ABC 17.5% and SBS 7.7%.

Nine News was 858,000 / 823,000 with A Current Affair leading on 710,000 then Hot Seat (383,000 / 245,000). Across the network were Footy Classified (127,000) and 100% Footy (66,000).

Seven News was #1 at 935,000 / 888,000. The Chase led with 591,000 then Home & Away (441,000). The Rookie was 203,000 with The Rookie: Feds at 127,000.

The Project drew 287,000 / 184,000. 10 News First was low at 207,000 / 139,000. A Shark Tank replay managed 145,000.

ABC News pulled 552,000. Q+A (181,000) and The Drum (121,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (151,000 / 122,000), Finding Your Roots (123,000), 24 Hours In Emergency (75,000) and Britain’s Most Expensive Houses (73,000).

SBS VICELAND series 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown topped multichannels at just 88,000.

Sunrise: 227,000
Today: 191,000
News Breakfast: 89,000 / 46,000

In Total TV numbers last Monday were:

The Rookie: 581,000
The Block: 1.25m
The Traitors: 494,000
The Inspired Unemployed (Impractical) Jokers: 315,000
Have You Been Paying Attention?:  950,000
The Voice: 1.26m
Media Watch: 728,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 4 September 2023

7 Responses

  1. I don’t know who are the bigger dumb dumbs – this years Faithful or the Aussie public for not getting on board The Traitors Express.

    International interest may again be it’s saviour but I could see it moving to Paramount+ based on those ratings.

  2. Season high for Traitors, and second highest episode ever of the show ever (with an ep from last years that aired on Melb Cup day, being the highest overall).

    I’m a broken record at this point but holding out hope for S3.

    1. If 275k is a season high, I can’t see how a season 3 would even be considered?

      10 should instead revamp The Mole and have Rodger host it, air it once a week and make everyone happy.

      1. Look, I wouldn’t be opposed.

        The American Netflix version of The Mole was fun, and it was produced by Aussie production house in Eureka – surely they could do similar work for an Aussie version.

        But it would be a shame to loose Traitors … at the risk of sounding like a kid arguing with his parent at the supermarket “I want both”.

  3. Home and Away is becoming a softer launch pad at 7pm, fantastic 7 day streaming numbers so people still watch it on mass but at 7pm you need something that’s going to rate higher to launch your prime time. A captivating game show or even Today Tonight at 7pm would go along way to attracting more live viewers at 7pm to take in to your 7.30 schedule.
    Home and Away at 5pm would likely pull the same audience that it does at 7pm. I suspect if ratings start slipping below 400K in overnights a change will come.

    1. I disagree, respectfully. People know where to find Home and Away. The problem with the show is Thursday nights where it’s a triple episode run. I’d personally love to see it screen single episodes from Monday-Friday just like it did during the Kate Ritchie days. During yesterday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, it was revealed that from Monday September 18, its new timeslot is 4pm, with the neighbours reboot to air at 4:30pm. Network Ten are throwing everything at it.

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