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Nine’s The Block knocks Seven’s Little Big Shots off top Sunday spot

Nine’s The Block gained more than 500,000 metro viewers last night, defeating Seven’s Little Big Shots in its third week on air.

Since its premiere two weeks ago, Little Big Shots has topped Sunday night, but thanks to Melbourne couple Jason and Sarah, who were unable to finish their master suite room, Nine’s The Block returned to the lead with 1.701m metro viewers.

The show also topped all the key advertising demographics – the 16-39s, 18-49s, 25-54s, as the duo received three scores of zero, with host Scott ‘Cam’ Caminetti slamming Jason and Sarah for their ‘lack of effort’.

Seven’s Little Big Shots dipped to 1.232m metro viewers, however still beat Ten’s Australian Survivor, which had a metro audience of 603,000 in the same time slot.

The show appeared across all key advertising demographics.

ABC’s offering at the same time, Grand Designs: House of the Year, pulled 515,000 metro viewers.

The 6pm news battle saw Nine defeat Seven, with 1.409m metro viewers ahead of  Seven’s 1.070m.

60 Minutes, which ran after The Block, captured 1.079m metro viewers, while Seven’s rival show, Sunday Night, attracted 796,000 metro viewers.

Nine also won the weekend breakfast battle, with 287,000 metro viewers, over Seven’s Weekend Sunrise, which attracted 273,000.

Thanks to The Block, Nine News Sunday, and 60 Minutes, Nine finished Sunday night with an average audience share of 30.1%, beating Seven’s share of 20.4% and Ten’s share of 12.2%.

ABC’s share was 10.5%, while SBS managed a share of 3.8%.

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