The Block winner announcement drops on previous years

The Block winners 2014Nine had more than 2.18m metro viewers tune in for the winner announcement, marking its lowest audience yet for a finale on the long-running show.

Last year The Block had 2.808m for the winner announcement, a number that was slightly up on the 2.715m it had in 2012, with 3.089m tuning in in 2011. However, it was up by 33,000 on those watching The Block; All Stars which went out at the same time last year.

The Block had 2.156m for the live auction element last night, and the final episode had 1.884m with the pair running from 7.42pm until 9.08pm.

Nine then launched its new US sitcom Mom, with Anna Faris, which rated 1.107m for the first episode and 838,000 for the second. Mom was also fifth in people 25-54, after the three segments of The Block and My Kitchen Rules.

Channel Nine also had 1.4m metro viewers for Tracey Grimshaw’s exclusive interviews of the cast of Hey Dad! on A Current Affair, after its star Robert Hughes was found guilty of 10 child sex offences.

Seven had 1.645m for My Kitchen Rules, as the program approaches its conclusion, ranking just behind The Block in all programs as well as in the 7.30pm timeslot, according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam. The network then had 1.044m and 849,000 for two episodes of Mrs Brown’s Boys from 9pm to 10.45pm.

Ten’s Jamie and Jimmy’s Food Fight Club had 215,000, less than SBS One show Tea and Coffee Trails with Simon Reeve which had 227,000 at 7.30pm.

Puberty Blues followed on Ten to win 384,000 metro viewers at 8.30pm, a fall from 464,000 last week, and its smallest metro audience yet for the second series of the show.

However the last episode of Puberty Blues gained 118,000 viewers in the consolidated ratings, as its metro audience lifted from 470,000 to 588,000 over the last seven days.

Nine had the biggest audience share with 29.3 per cent as Seven had 26.9 per cent. ABC1 had a 9.5 per cent audience share and Ten had 7.5 per cent.

In the morning battle Seven edged ahead of Nine with 364,000 for Sunrise as Today had 341,000 on Channel Nine.

Wednesday’s top 15 shows:

  1. The Block: Fans v Faves – Winner announced Nine 2.181m
  2. The Block: Fans v Faves – Auctions Nine 2.156m
  3. The Block: Fans v Faves – Grand Final Nine 1.884m
  4. My Kitchen Rules Seven 1.645m
  5. A Current Affair Nine 1.437m
  6. Nine News 6:30 Nine 1.258m
  7. Nine News Nine 1,228m
  8. Seven News Seven 1.196m
  9. Seven News / Today Tonight Seven 1.141m
  10. Mom Ep1 Nine 1.107m
  11. Mrs Brown’s Boys Ep1 Seven 1.044m
  12. Home and Away Seven 962,000
  13. ABC News ABC1 895,000
  14. Mrs Brown’s Boys Ep 2 Seven 849,000
  15. Mom Ep2 Nine 838,000

Wednesday’s share:

  • Nine 29.3%
  • Seven 26.9%
  • ABC1 9.5%
  • TEN 7.5%
  • ELEVEN 3.7%
  • 7mate 3.3%
  • SBS ONE 3.0%
  • Gem 2.9%
  • 7TWO 2.7%
  • ABC2 2.3%
  • ONE 1.8%
  • ABC News 24 1.2%
  • ABC3 1.0%
  • SBS 2 0.7%
  • NITV 0.1%

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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