The Block tops the night as Ten kicks off Sochi coverage

Channel Nine’s The Block: Fans v Faves rose to the top of the ratings last night with 1.134m viewers, helping Nine win the night with a 22.4 per cent share of the audience.

The Block was also the most time-shifted show last week as its audience went up from 1.236m last Thursday to 1.353m in the seven days since, an increase of 117,000 viewers.

Ten’s first coverage from the Winter Olympics which included a preview of tonight’s Big Bash League final between the Hobart Hurricanes and Perth Scorchers and coverage of qualifiers for the first event on Ten, called Sochi’s Big Bash, averaged 305,000 viewers from 8.30pm until midnight.

However Channel Seven won the news battle in all people as it had the most viewers across the five cities, 1.059m for the first half hour as Nine had 969,000, and in the second half hour Seven had 1.038m with it’s news in three capitals and Today Tonight in Adelaide and Perth, as Nine had 892,000 for its extended news bulletin.

The Block: Fans Vs Faves

Seven’s Home and Away averaged 884,000 for the network at 7pm beating A Current Affair on Nine, and Seven’s Coastwatch Oz: Esky Rescue, averaged 643,000 from 8pm.

The Block was the top show in people 25-54, Nine’s target demographic, and the behind the scenes episode which followed, The Block Unlocked, also won its timeslot with 854,000 metro viewers at 8.30pm and was the second most popular program for people 25-54, preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam show.

Ten’s top show was Eyewitness News at 5pm, with 572,000, as The Project had 429,00 at 7.30pm and Save with Jamie averaged 345,000 for a rerun against The Block at 7.30pm.

Seven won the morning battle with 355,000 metro viewers as Today had 306,000 and The Morning Show on Seven averaged 150,000 while Nine’s Mornings averaged 97,000. Wake Up and Studio Ten had 47,000 and 53,000 viewers for Channel Ten.

Thursday’s top 15 shows:

  1. The Block: Fans v Faves Nine 1.134m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.059m
  3. Seven News / Today Tonight Seven 1.038m
  4. Nine News Nine 969,000
  5. Nine News 6:30 Nine 892,000
  6. Home and Away Seven 884,000
  7. ABC News ABC1 874,000
  8. The Block: Fans v Faves Unlocked Nine 854,000
  9. A Current Affair Nine 784,000
  10. 7.30 ABC1 749,000
  11. QI (Rpt) ABC1 735,000
  12. Coastwatch Oz Seven 643,000
  13. ABC News Update ABC1 620,000
  14. Kids on speed? ABC1 583,000
  15. Ten Eyewitness News Ten 572,000

Thursday’s share:

  • Nine 22.4%
  • Seven 18.5%
  • ABC1 13.8%
  • Ten 9.4%
  • GO! 5.4%
  • ELEVEN 5.0%
  • SBS ONE 4.8%
  • 7mate 4.4%
  • Gem 3.6%
  • ABC2 3.2%
  • 7TWO 3.0%
  • ONE 2.9%
  • ABC3 1.4%
  • ABC News 24 1.2%
  • SBS 2 1.0%
  • NITV 0.1%

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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