First X Factor elimination can’t stop The Block winning Monday night’s viewing

Channel Nine claimed a big win in last night’s ratings war with The Block: Glasshouse the most watched show across all the demographics, easily outstripping its reality rival in the 7.30pm slot in Seven’s The X Factor’s first elimination with 1.231m viewers against 1.107m.

Once again Ten struggled to compete with its 7.30pm offering David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities falling fourth in the timeslot with 527,000 viewers, as ABC’s 7.30 got 756,000 viewers, followed by Australian Story at 8pm which had 859,000.

Ten’s 8.30pm show Have You Been Paying Attention was also fourth with 440,000 viewers, behind Nine’s House Husbands with 902,000 and the second outing of The Amazing Race on Seven which lifted from its debut of 588,000 last week to 655,000, airing 20 minutes earlier, according to OzTam’s metro overnight ratings.

However, both House Husbands and The Amazing race saw decent catch-up numbers across the week, adding an extra 183,000 and 146,000 viewers respectively, whilst Nine’s My Granny the Escort got a further 32,000 viewers.

Family Feud continues to buoy Ten’s numbers, with the show still being simulcast on One, Eleven and the main channel getting 643,000 viewers.

Nine once again ruled the news battle with its 6pm bulletin the second most-watched show of the night with 1.223m viewers, and the 6.30pm segment third with 1.158m. Seven’s 6pm news was fifth with 1.085m and Seven News/Today Tonight at 6.30pm dropped off to 1.065m.

In terms of share Nine got 22.6 per cent, leaving Seven in second with 19.6 per cent, ahead of the ABC’s 14.9 per cent and Ten’s 10.9 per cent.

Top 15 shows: 

1 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE -MON Network 9 1,231,000

2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,223,000

3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,158,000

4 THE X FACTOR RESULTS Network 7 1,107,000

5 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,085,000

6 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,065,000

7 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 1,057,000

8 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 958,000

9 HOUSE HUSBANDS Network 9 902,000

10 AUSTRALIAN STORY-EV Network ABC1 859,000

11 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC1 821,000

12 7.30-EV Network ABC1 756,000

13 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC1 707,000

14 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 684,000

15 FOUR CORNERS-EV Network ABC1 660,000

Audience share by channel:

Network 9 22.6%

Network 7 19.5%

Network ABC1 14.9%

Network TEN 10.9%

Network 7TWO 5.2%

Network GO! 5.1%

Network 7mate 3.8%

Network Gem 3.5%

Network SBS ONE 3.5%

Network ABC2 3.2%

Network ELEVEN 2.8%

Network ONE 2.5%

Network SBS 2 0.9%

Network NITV 0.1%

Network ABC News 24 0.9%

Network ABC3 0.7%

Network NITV 0.1%

Total network share:

Network 9 TTL 31.1%

Network 7 TTL 28.5%

Network ABC TTL 19.6%

Network TEN TTL 16.3%

Network SBS TTL 4.5%


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