3m tune in for The Block’s finale

The Block’s finale may have been anticlimactic but it still pulled in more than 3m viewers for the winner announcement last night.

In what is likely to be Nine’s biggest night of the ratings year, the winner announcement averaged 3.089m, peaking at 3.428m, according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam.

The earlier finale night show for The Block rated 2.282m, while the auction rated 2.69m.

The debut of Underbelly Razor also performed strongly, with 2.51m for the first episode and 2.089m for the second.

In a dreadful night for Ten, the network did not get a single show into the top 15. It’s best performer was Bondi Rescue which rated just 496,000.

The Renovators rated a desperately low 407,000, 20th for the night.

It’s overall share was equal with ABC1’s with just 8.3%.

Seven’s best performer was Seven News with 1.387m.

The result for Nine, which saw three of the four houses fail to sell, led to a backlash from disappointed viewers on Twitter.

In a statement Nine Network MD Jeffrey Browne, said: “I am not surprised at the auction results given the recent decline in the Melbourne property market. But, these properties represent excellent value and I expect them all to be sold very soon. This is reality television at its most real.”

Nine’s metro share for the night was a whopping 42.2%.

Sunday’s top 15 shows:

  1. The Block – Winner – Nine – 3.089m
  2. The Block – Auction – Nine – 2.690m
  3. Underbelly: Razor – Episode 1 – Nine – 2.510m
  4. The Block – Grand Final – Nine – 2.282m
  5. Underbelly: Razor – Episode 2 – Nine – 2.089m
  6. Nine News – Nine – 1.597m
  7. Seven News – Seven – 1.387m
  8. Sunday Night – Seven – 1.089m
  9. Bones – Seven – 1.020m
  10. The Force – Seven – 0.989m
  11. Highway Patrol – Seven – 0.901m
  12. Grand Designs – ABC – 0.898m
  13. ABC News – ABC – 0.771m
  14. Castle – Seven – 0.731m
  15. NRL: Sunday Football – Nine – 0.54m

Sunday’s metro channel share:

Nine: 42.2%
Seven: 19.3%
ABC1: 8.3%
Ten: 8.3%
7mate: 3.6%
SBS1: 3.6%
7TWO: 3.3%
Eleven: 2.4%
GO!: 2.4%
Gem: 2.3%
One: 1.8%
ABC2: 1.2%
ABC News 24: 0.6%
ABC3: 0.4%
SBS2: 0.3%


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