The Block draws 1.319m as auction day approaches

Nine renovation show The Block was once again the highest rating program of the night with 1.319m tuning in ahead of Sunday night’s auction show. 

The program was the only one of the night to draw an audience of more than one million and helped Nine win the night with an audience share on its main channel of 22.1 per cent.

Seven’s The Force drew 988,000 viewers to come in second in the 7.30pm slot while Border Security drew 923,000.

In the 8.30pm slot Criminal Minds drew 779,000 to win the timeslot while Big Brother improved on its performance from last week with an audience of 688,000, up from 658,000.

Ten’s highest rating program of the night was the simulcast of Family Feud which drew 617,000 across Ten, One and Eleven.

Wonderland’s audience was down marginally in the 8.30pm slot with 443,000 viewers, down from 458,000 last week, while The Good Wife pulled 297,000.

Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell was the ABC’s highest rating program of the evening with 623,000 in the 8pm slot.

A confrontational interview between Lateline host Emma Alberici and Wassim Doureihi, a prominent member of Hizb ut-Tahrir drew 137,000 viewers in the 10.30pm slot.

While Nine won the night, Seven was close behind with 20.9 per cent on its main channel in audience share, the ABC had 11.4 per cent and Ten 10.1 per cent.

Nic Christensen 

Top 15 programs
1 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE Network 9 1,319,000
2 THE FORCE – BEHIND THE LINE Network 7 988,000
3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 984,000
4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 949,000
5 NINE NEWS Network 9 948,000
6 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 925,000
8 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 841,000
9 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 816,000
10 CRIMINAL MINDS Network 7 779,000
11 ABC NEWS Network ABC1 762,000
12 BIG BROTHER  Network 9 688,000
13 7.30 Network ABC1 672,000
15 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 617,000

Audience Share
Network 9 22.1%
Network 7 20.9%
Network ABC1 11.4%
Network TEN 10.1%
Network 7TWO 6.8%
Network GO! 5.2%
Network 7mate 4.0%
Network SBS ONE 3.7%
Network ABC2 3.4%
Network ONE 3.3%
Network ELEVEN 3.1%
Network Gem 2.9%
Network ABC News 24 1.2%
Network SBS 2 1.2%
Network ABC3 0.8%
Network NITV 0.1%

Total audience share
Network 7 TTL 31.7%
Network 9 TTL 30.2%
Network ABC TTL 16.7%
Network TEN TTL 16.5%
Network SBS TTL 4.9%

Data OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. 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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