The Block edges out X Factor but audiences for both show sharp fall from last year

Jamie failed again to pull in an audience for Ten

Jamie failed again to pull in an audience for Ten

Nine’s The Block: Glasshouse won the 7.30pm ratings battle last night after pulling in almost 1.13 million viewers, slightly up on the previous night’s audience of 1.112m.

It edged out Seven’s X Factor where 1.08m watched the contestants head overseas for the last attempt to make it through to the live shows. It too was an improvement on Monday’s outing which attracted 1.05m metro viewers.

But Ten’s Save with Jamie continued to disappoint as only 440,000 viewers tuned in to see the British chef conjure up something from the leftovers, 1,000 fewer than its debut last week. It was beaten into fifth place in the 7.30 time slot as SBS’s Who Do You Think You Are pulled in 467,000 while ABC News drew 634,000 and Foreign Correspondent pulled 556,000.

However, while showing improved ratings, both the X Factor and The Block have dipped sharply from last year with the X Factor so far losing 24 per cent of its metro audience and the reality renovation show down 14 per cent to this point compared to the Fans v Faves version aired last year. However, both shows have shown signs of recovery since slow starts..

Meanwhile, Hamish and Andy’s Gap Year South America, which broadcast at 9pm on Nine, attracted 1m, a rise of 13,000 on last week while Ten’s Family Feud hit 588,000 as it is being simulcast again on Ten, Eleven and One at 6pm.

In the news battleground, 1.14m watched Nine’s bulletin at 6pm, to make it the most watched program of the night, ahead of The Block and Seven News which attracted 1.116m in its 6pm slot.

But in the 6.30pm slot, the positions were reversed with Seven drawing 1.07m and Nine 1.053m.

Overall, Seven took 21.9 per cent of the nightly audience, just ahead of Nine’s 21.8 per cent while ABC’s 10.8 per cent beat Ten’s 10.5 per cent into fourth place.

Top 20 shows:

1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,141,000

2 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE -TUE Network 9 1,128,000

3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,116,000

4 THE X FACTOR-TUE Network 7 1,088,000

5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,070,000

6 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,053,000

7 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 1,008,000


9 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 918,000

10 WINNERS & LOSERS Network 7 848,000

11 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC1 820,000

12 7.30-EV Network ABC1 634,000 173,000

13 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 631,000

14 HOT SEAT Network 9 627,000 178,000

15 MILLION DOLLAR MINUTE Network 7 620,000

16 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 617,000

17 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 588,000

18 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC1 569,000


20 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 500,000

Audience share:

Network 7 21.9%

Network 9 21.8%

Network ABC1 10.8%

Network TEN 10.5%

Network SBS ONE 5.6%

Network Gem 5.3%

Network GO! 4.5%

Network 7TWO 4.1%

Network ONE 4.0%

Network 7mate 3.6%

Network ABC2 2.9%

Network ELEVEN 2.7%

Network ABC News 24 1.0%

Network ABC3 0.6%

Network SBS 2 0.8%

Network NITV 0.1%

Total Network share:

Network 9 TTL 31.6%

Network 7 TTL 29.7%

Network ABC TTL 15.1%

Network TEN TTL 17.2%

Network SBS TTL 6.4%


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