Audiences build for The Block, Celeb Apprentice and Gogglebox in absence of Bachelorette

The absence of The Bachelorette gave some clear air for other reality shows last night with The Block, Celebrity Apprentice and Highway Patrol all lifting their audiences.

A repeat of Highway Patrol at 8pm was actually the most-watched entertainment show of the evening, helping Seven to a comfortable audience win along with new Jason Bourne-esque US drama Blindspot last night which managed 888,000 between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.

On ABC the season return of Kitchen Cabinet with Annabel Crabb drew 687,000 while Gruen at 8.40pm held steady with 904,000 and Shaun Micalleff’s show The Ex-Prime Minister dropped again from 660,000 viewers to 580,000 at 9.10pm.

Kitchen Cabinet

On Nine The Block lifted its audience to 945,000 from just 801,000 last Wednesday, while the Celebrity Apprentice hit a new high for the season of 599,000.

Ten’s highest rating program of the night was Family Feud with 586,000 at 6pm.

In the news race Seven won had a rare win nationally, coming on the same day as a major leadership shakeup in their Sydney newsroom, with 1.028m at 6pm compared with 984,000 for Nine.

At 6.30pm Nine led with 996,000 to 953,000 for Seven.

In main channel audience share Seven won the night with 22 per cent, Nine had 19.7 per cent, the ABC 14.3 per cent and Ten had 11 per cent.

On pay-TV Gogglebox is proving to be a grower for the Lifestyle Channel managing 147,000 viewers last night, up from 127,000 last week.

Top 15 shows:
1 SEVEN NEWS Network Seven 1,028,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network Nine 996,000
3 HIGHWAY PATROL (R) Network Seven 992,000
4 NINE NEWS Network Nine 984,000
5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network Seven 953,000
6 THE BLOCK Network Nine 945,000
7 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network Nine 939,000
8 GRUEN Network ABC 904,000
9 BLINDSPOT Network Seven 888,000
11 ABC NEWS Network ABC 834,000
12 HOME AND AWAY Network Seven 756,000
13 7.30 Network ABC 734,000
14 KITCHEN CABINET Network ABC 687,000
15 THE CHASE AUSTRALIA Network Seven 630,000

Channel audience share:
Network 7 22.0%
Network 9 19.7%
Network ABC 14.3%
Network TEN 11.0%
Network 7TWO 5.1%
Network SBS 4.9%
Network GO! 4.7%
Network 7mate 3.4%
Network Gem 3.3%
Network ELEVEN 2.9%
Network ABC2 2.6%
Network ONE 2.5%
Network ABC News 24 1.9%
Network SBS 2 1.2%
Network ABC3 0.5%
Network NITV 0.1%

Total network share:
Network 7 TTL 30.5%
Network 9 TTL 27.8%
Network ABC TTL 19.2%
Network TEN TTL 16.4%
Network SBS TTL 6.2%

Data OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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