Nine achieves Tuesday night win with help of The Block and True Story with Hamish & Andy

Nine had a strong lead over commercial free-to-air opponents last night, finishing as the only channel with a share above 20% and the only network with a share above 30%.

On the main channel, Nine achieved a 22.2% share, beating Seven’s 15.9% and Ten’s 13.5%, the latest OzTAM preliminary overnight figures show. ABC and SBS had shares of 11.2% and 5.9% respectively.

True Story with Hamish & Andy rose above 600,000 metro viewers again

Nine Network as a whole also led the evening, with a 31.5% share. Its closest rival, Seven Network, managed a 25.3% audience share. Network Ten’s share was 18.7%, ABC Network had an average audience share of 16.7% and SBS Network’s share was 7.8%.

The most watched multi-channel last night was 7mate, which had a 4.1% share of audience.

Most of Nine’s Tuesday success can be attributed to The Block, which led the night with 1.015m metro viewers. By comparison, Ten’s Australian Survivor, which ran in the same time slot, pulled in 667,000 and Seven’s Border Security and The Force, managed metro audiences of 418,000 and 455,000.

Later in the evening, Nine’s True Story with Hamish and Andy finished with 655,000, up more than 100,000 viewers from last week’s 546,000. Seven’s 800 Words, which ran from 8:30pm had much smaller metro audience – at 446,000 and Ten’s Bull, which ran from 9pm, had 318,000 metro viewers.

Earlier on in the evening, Ten’s new show Pointless averaged a mere 257,000 across the metro cities. And in breakfast, Seven’s Sunrise – which had a metro audience of 268,000 – beat Nine’s Today show, which had a metro audience of 233,000.

Among the key advertising demographics – the 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s – The Block was the most successful show, but Ten’s Australian Survivor came in second. Among the demographics, The Block’s biggest audience came from the 25-54s – 518,000, while Australian Survivor’s largest audience came from the 18-49s – 351,000.

Seven News beat Nine News at 6pm, with an audience of 996,000 across the five metro cities. It was ahead of Nine News’ 934,000 metro viewers. Nine News achieved bigger audiences than Seven News in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, while Seven was more popular in Adelaide and Perth.


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