The Block helps Nine to another weekly ratings win despite competition from Little Big Shots

Nine’s ratings comeback has continued, with its main channel winning the ratings week for the eighth time in a row, thanks largely to the ongoing popularity of The Block.

Nine is continuing its ratings resurgence

The win closes the gap between Seven – which has won 16 weeks of the 40-week official ratings period – and Nine, which now has 11 wins under its belt. 

Nine’s winning 20.4% audience share comes despite the success of Little Big Shots – a program Seven delayed so as not to conflict with Nine’s hugely sucessful three-week run of Australian Ninja Warrior.

Seven’s Little Big Shots was the most-watched program overall for the week with a metro audience of 1.627m and a national audience of 2.619m. Seven’s audience share for the week was 19.6%.

Nine’s most-watched program – last Sunday’s edition of The Block – had 1.184m metro viewers and 1.683m nationally. Other episodes of the renovation show dominated the top 10 metro programs of the week – Monday’s 1.104m in fifth, Tuesday’s 1.092 in sizth and Wednesday’s 964,000 in ninth.

ABC finished the week with a 12.2% audience share. Its most-watched programs were ABC News (771,000), Utopia (752,000) and Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell (717,000).

Ten – which this week announced US media giant CBS would become its new owner – placed fourth for the week, with an 11.1% audience share. Its most-watched programs for the week were Thursday’s edition of The Bachelor (739,000), Wednesday’s The Bachelor (680,000) and Have You Been Paying Attention? (668,000).

SBS had an audience share for the week of 5.7%.

The charts below are provided by Nine, based on OzTAM data and only provide information on the three commerial free-to-air networks.


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