A Voice-less Sunday gives The Block top spot

Nine’s The Block has won its first Sunday night since the show’s 2012 start.

As The Voice goes into its ‘battle rounds’, the high-rating singing competition dropped its Sunday show, which allowed The Block to claim top spot with 1.561m across the five city metro markets, according to preliminary results from OzTam.

Nine News Sunday took second place with 1.502m, followed closely by Seven News Sunday on 1.5m.

Seven’s Dancing With the Stars is struggling to capture the same numbers as in previous seasons, the show averaged around the 1.5m mark last year. Last night it did its seasonal best with 1.238m in fifth place for total viewers, benefiting from the lack of The Voice, which it had gone head to head with in its first two weeks.

The series return took 1.076m on Sunday 15 April and last week took 0.991. However, Seven still had the highest channel share over the entire day with 24.6% over Nine’s 22.4% and Ten’s 13.9%.

Ten had its strongest night in weeks with its ‘Super Sunday’ line-up. The network got three shows in the top ten with highest show, Modern Family, taking 0.976m in seventh place of total viewers followed by The Biggest Loser in eighth place with 0.860m. New Girl came in in tenth spot with 0.804m.

The ABC’s highest show was the ABC News in ninth place with 0.848m.

Sunday’s top 15 shows
1. The Block – Nine 1.561m
2. Nine News – Nine 1.502m
3. Seven News – Seven 1.500m
4. 60 Minutes – Nine 1.353m
5. Dancing with the Stars – Seven 1.238m
6. Bones – Seven 1.056m
7. Modern Family – Ten 0.976m
8. The Biggest Loser – Ten 0.860m
9. ABC News – ABC 0.848m
10. New Girl – Ten 0.804m
11. Castle – Seven 0.740m
12. The Mentalist – Nine 0.701m
13. Waking the Dead – ABC 0.692m
14. Touch – Ten 0.651m
15. Two on the Great Divide – ABC 0.610m

Sunday’s channel share
Seven: 24.6%
Nine: 22.4%
Ten: 13.9%
ABC1: 11.8%
Eleven: 4.2%
GO!: 4.0%
SBS1: 3.4%
7TWO 3.1%
7mate: 2.8%
One: 2.6%
Gem: 2.5%
ABC2: 2.2%
SBS2: 1.0%
ABC News 24: 0.8%
ABC3: 0.6%



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