Gap between Nine’s The Block and Seven’s Little Big Shots tightens

Nine’s The Block lost more lost more than 150,000 viewers this week, averaging a metro audience of 1.545m, which tightening the race for the top Sunday entertainment show as Seven’s Little Big Shots’ audience dipped slightly to 1.154m metro viewers.

The Block had gained more than 500,000 metro viewers the week prior, thanks to Jason and Sarah’s abysmal performance, which averaged 1.701m metro viewers.

However this week, as Jason and Sarah proved they deserved to be on the show, the race for the top spot against Seven’s Little Big Shots tightened.

While last week there was a 469,000 metro viewer gap between the two shows, which run at the same time, there is now 391,000 metro viewers separating them.

The Block topped the key advertising demographics – 16-39, 18-49, and 25-54, while Little Big Shots ranked fifth.

Running at 7:30pm, Ten’s Australian Survivor managed 567,000 metro viewers.

In news, Nine News Sunday triumphed over Seven, with 1.160m over Seven News’ 1.024m.

However, Seven’s news and current affairs program beat Nine’s, with Sunday Night attracting 1.076m metro viewers ahead of Nine’s 60 Minutes, which collected 730,000 metro viewers.

The most watched program on the ABC was The Doctor Blake Mysteries, which won its time slot, beating 60 Minutes and Sunday Night, and Heists That Shook The World.

According to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary ratings Nine won the average audience shares at 26.1%, ahead of Seven’s 23.2%.

Ten, ABC and SBS reported shares of 9.8%, 12.6%, and 4.7% respectively.


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