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Nine nabs weekly win off Seven thanks to The Block

A controversial week on The Block helped Nine beat Seven, returning to take the weekly ratings crown.

Last week Nine lost to Seven, ending an eight week winning streak.

So far this ratings year, Nine has won 12 weeks, while Seven has won 17 weeks.

According to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary ratings, the most watched program this week was Nine’s The Block Sunday with 1.709m metro viewers, followed by Nine News Sunday, which had a metro audience of 1.419m.

Seven’s Little Big Shots, which proved a major success for Seven the week prior, was the fourth most watched program at 1.232m viewers.

Matty J’s final decision on Ten’s The Bachelor Australia made the top ten shows for the week, with 1.114m metro viewers.

The return of Gruen placed 15th on the weekly ratings ladder, while Seven’s new season of First Dates Australia did not make the top 20.

Nine finished the week with an average audience share of 22.8%, slightly ahead of Seven’s 19.7%.

Ten’s share was 12.2%, ABC had a share of 11.2% and SBS’ was 4.9%.

It was a successful night for Nine on Saturday, with Nine News the most watched program at 793,000 metro viewers.

Seven’s AFL final between Greater Western Sydney and the West Coast Eagles had  608,000 metro viewers across Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

Nine’s NRL clash between the Paramatta Eels and the North Queensland Cowboys, which ran in Sydney and Brisbane, had a metro audience of 564,000.

Seven’s Weekend Sunrise just beat Nine’s Weekend Today, with audiences of 289,000 and 287,000 respectively.

On Channel Ten in Sydney and Brisbane, the Rugby Union match between Australia and Argentina was watched by 107,000 metro viewers.

With the help of the NRL and news, Nine won Saturday with a share of 21.4%, slightly ahead of Seven’s 21%.

ABC managed a 13.1% average audience share, while Ten had a 6% share and SBS’ share was 4.3%.

The charts below are provided by Nine, based on OzTAM data and only provide information on the three commercial free-to-air networks.

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