The Block surges to series high

Nine secured a big last night as The Block doubles the competition and pushes network to a big Sunday win.

The Block is ramping up as it heads towards its auction finale, becoming the #1 on Sundy at 874,000.

That also topped the demos and was its best performance all series.

Nine more than doubled Death in Paradise (381,000), 7News Spotlight (343,000) and The Graham Norton Show (139,000).

Later 60 Minutes led with 564,000 then The Newsreader (269,000) and The Latest (250,000).

Nine network easily won Sunday with 37.4% then Seven 25.6%, ABC 16.9%, 10 11.8% and SBS 8.3%.

Nine News pulled 745,000 with a late edition at 352,000.

Seven News won with 857,000. Air Crash Investigations landed 138,000.

ABC News drew 572,000. Antiques Roadshow (134,000), The Drum (128,000) and Mother & Son (95,000) followed.

The Sunday Project was 214,000 / 164,000. 10 News First was 199,000 / 158,000. FBI managed 119,000 with NCIS: Hawaii at 95,000.

On SBS it was SBS World News (143,000 / 108,000), Bermuda Triangle: Into Cursed Waters (96,000), Rebel with a Cause (TBA).

Insiders led multichannels at 159,000

In Total TV numbers last Sunday were:

The Newsreader: 511,000
Insiders: 496,000
The Voice: 1.35m
7News Spotlight: 724,000
Landline: 264,000

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 15 October 2023

13 Responses

  1. Wowee you were spot on David (and another reader whose name escapes me) about the Newsreader final. What a ripper of an episode to end an exceptional second season.

  2. Impressive performance from nine. Nine a little unlucky to not quite win last week with Australia’s worst rugby World Cup performance and the ODI cricket has not been good for Australia thus far. From memory, nine/stan broadcast deal expires next year….i am guessing it has been quite decent for Stan but not good for 9 FTA. Perhaps Foxtel put a cheeky bid in and 9 let it go…..

  3. I am shocked that commenters here can be so blasé about the lives of two innocent women whose lives were destroyed by incompetence and bias. Not scripted TV shows, real peoples lives.

  4. I didn’t know much about the Kathleen Folbigg story except for the fact that she was released due to DNA. As a result Dad and I enjoyed the special and I thought the way they left it with Kathleen getting her hair cut powerful.

  5. What an expensive flop that Spotlight special with Kathleen Folbigg turned out to be. Seven should have screened it earlier than this, closer to when she was actually released from prison. It was also hardly promoted so they only have themselves to blame.

    1. I could not get away from promos for that special – it was mentioned in every add break and extensively showcased during their news programs. The promo overkill is what put me off watching.

        1. Your argument doesn’t make sense “So only prompted if you’re watching Seven? Hence why no one else never watched it I suppose”.

          How else do you think viewers gain awareness of content? On an opposing network? 60 Minutes might be leading but 1- it’s on a different time and 2- it isn’t drawing the same viewership as it once did.

          1. My understanding is that social media, billboards, radio, news media stories and other forms of communication are also used along with word of mouth , to promote television programs with the aim of attracting an audience

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