The Block pulls in 1.213m for a Wednesday night ratings win

Nine’s popular renovation series The Block has attracted a metro audience of 1.213m metro viewers, topping the ratings leaderboard for Wednesday television.

Despite being down on last weeks 1.352m viewers, The Block was the most watched program across key advertising demographics 18-49 and 25-54.

The Block topped Wednesday night ratings

Competing against Ten’s The Bachelorette with celebrity Sophie Monk, The Block managed to beat Ten’s audience of 840,000 for the dating show.

Nationally – including both regional and metro affiliate stations – The Block managed 1.815m viewers while The Bachelorette saw 1.077m tune in.

However, The Bachelorette was the most watched program in the 16-39 advertising demographic, according to OzTAM’s overnight metro preliminary ratings.

Airing on Seven in the same 7.30pm time slot was Border Security which attracted a metro audience of 496,000 and a national audience of 848,000.

ABC’s Gruen, which aired at 8.30, saw 528,000 metro viewers tune in compared to Nine’s Doctor Doctor which obtained 745,000 metro viewers.

Nationally, Gruen pulled in 1.170m behind of Doctor Doctor’s 1.189m.

SBS also debuted a new entertainment show, Look Me in the Eye, at 8.30pm grabbing 128,000 metro viewers.

Winning Wednesday night television was Nine with an overall audience share of 23.7% in front of Seven’s 16.7%, Ten’s 13.7%, ABC’s 12.3% and SBS’ 4.4% share.

In the news battle Seven scored 961,000 viewers at 6pm beating Nine News’ 950,000.


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