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Ten post new record low as The Block trumps My Kitchen Rules

Channel Ten has delivered its lowest audience share since OzTam ratings started taking just 5.9 per cent of the audience share last night, just beating its digital channel One which had a 5 per cent share and was the top multichannel of the evening.

The channel had posted its lowest ever Sunday night with a 6.2 per cent share last week, with its previous lowest ratings a 6 per cent share on Friday, January 31. Ten rated lower than One in Melbourne (5.5 per cent to 5.8 per cent), and was lower than Nine’s digital station Go (5.1 per cent) in Adelaide, pulling a 5 per cent audience share there, the same as Gem.

Meanwhile Nine’s The Block: Fans v Faves once again trumped Seven’s My Kitchen Rules at 6.30pm, with the judges delivering their verdict on the final rooms giving the show a total metro audience of 1.732 million while MKR saw 1.570million viewers tune in, with 1.185 million staying for Sunday Night, which featured a segment on celebrity chef and Woolworths ambassador Jamie Oliver, according to the OzTam overnight rankings.

Nine won the night with a total audience share of 27.5 per cent, while Seven had a share of 26.5 per cent.

Sunday Night was beaten by Nine’s 60 Minutes which saw 1.424 million viewers tune in,  with 1.036 million remaining with the channel for Fat Tony & Co at 9pm.

The double episode of the crime drama saw its audience halve for the second episode which only managed to attract 547,000 metro viewers, but did not show in Sydney and Brisbane.

Seven’s Downton Abbey, also airing at 9pm, managed to just beat Fat Tony & Co delivering the channel a total metro audience of 1.095 million viewers

Ten’s film The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader which aired between 6:30pm and 8:30pm got 226,000 viewers for the channel, while Elementary which came after it managed to attract 380,000 viewers. The network showed the Malaysian Grand Prix on One from 6:30pm and got 375,000 viewers.

The finale of Rake at 8.30pm saw 759,000 viewers tune in, delivering ABC1 an audience share of 11.2 per cent.

Seven News was the strongest in the news half-hour with 1.331 million viewers tuning in for the half-hour bulletin at 6pm while 1.260 million viewers watched Nine News.

Ten’s Eyewitness News, which airs an hour earlier than it’s rivals at 5pm, only managed a total metro audience of 473,000. Ten pits its news quiz show Have You Been Paying Attention? up against Seven and Nine’s news programs, however it only managed a total metro audience of 189,000.

Sunday’s top 15 shows:

  1. The Block: Fans v Faves Nine 1.732m
  2. My Kitchen Rules Seven 1.570m
  3. 60 Minutes Nine 1.424m
  4. Seven News Seven 1.331m
  5. Nine News 1.260m
  6. Sunday Night 1.185m
  7. Downton Abbey Seven 1.095m
  8. Fat Tony & Co Nine 1.036m
  9. ABC News ABC1 828,000
  10. Rake ABC1 759,000
  11. Ice Age Giants ABC1 656,000
  12. ABC News Update ABC1 644,000
  13. Fat Tony & Co Ep2 Nine 547,000
  14. Ten Eyewitness News Ten 473,000
  15. Compass ABC1 423,000

Sunday’s share:

  • Nine 27.5%
  • Seven 26.5%
  • ABC1 11.2%
  • TEN 5.9%
  • ONE 5.0%
  • GO! 4.5%
  • 7TWO 3.5%
  • Gem 3.3%
  • SBS ONE 3.1%
  • 7mate 3.0%
  • ABC2 2.2%
  • ELEVEN 1.6%
  • ABC News 24 1.1%
  • ABC3 0.7%
  •  SBS 2 0.7%
  • NITV 0.2%
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