Seven well ahead for the week with official ratings to kick off on Sunday

The Seven Network is well ahead in the last week of the non-ratings period and is in an unassailable position to win it in the five capital cities with a progressive Sunday to Thursday audience share of 27.9%.

But Ten is set to run fourth at 11.6%, with ABC1 ahead of it on 12.4%, while Nine is on a modest 20.9%, considering it had high hopes for The Block: All Stars which has failed to crack the one million mark all week according to OzTAM figures.

That was due to a powerhouse week for My Kitchen Rules which had three consecutive nights above two million viewers. Last night it dropped to 1.8 million, but is expected to lift again next week when the official season begins.

Seven also confirmed it had decided to now run it four nights a week not three as initially planned.

The Block: All Stars also dropped to 858,000, suggesting some viewer fatigue for both shows, although total audience numbers traditionally drop as the week progresses.

Last night Ten had just one show – its 5pm news – in the top 20 among all people and the network again ran fourth behind the ABC.

The top entertainment show was Seven’s Bones, 6th for the night with 916,000 viewers.



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