The Block and The Big Bang Theory help Nine to an easy ratings win

Nine cruised to a ratings win on Tuesday night, thanks to ongoing audience appetite for The Block, The Big Bang Theory and the network’s news and current affairs line-up.

Audiences are still tuning in for The Big Bang Theory

The Block topped the ratings ladder with 1.241m metro viewers, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings, followed by Seven and Nine’s news programming. The Big Bang theory was the second-most-watched entertainment program of the night, with a metro audience of 735,000. 

The Block’s competitors at 7:30pm were much further down the ratings ladder – Seven’s First Dates Australia placed 12th thanks to an audience of 613,000, while Ten’s Australian Survivor was in 13th with 567,000.

Ten , however, performed slightly better across the key advertising demographics with Australian Survivor placing third behind The Block and The Big Bang theory in the 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s.

Home & Away continued its strong run for Seven, with 664,000 metro viewers tuning in. Seven’s other entertainment program, 800 Words, had 633,000.

Once regional numbers including broadcast on affiliate stations were added in, The Block had a national audience of 1.809m and Home & Away climbed to 1.128m, replacing The Big Bang Theory as the second-most-watched program.

The Chase Australia on Seven – which had 632,000 across the metro markets – jumped to a national audience of1.054m, while The Big Bang Theory had 1.029m.

Nine’s winning average audience share was 23.4%, ahead of Seven’s 18.2%, Ten’s 12.8%, ABC’s 9.8% and SBS’ 5.7%.


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