Ten’s Brock claims 828,000 metro viewers; 1.003 watch Bathurst 1000 race

Part one of Ten’s two-part series Brock, which details the life of Australian motor racing legend Peter Brock, pulled in 828,000 metro viewers at 8:30pm, according to overnight OzTam figures.


Brock has been a long-time coming to screens, first being announced at the company’s 2015 upfronts and then spoken of again at the company’s 2016 upfronts; however, the broadcast marked the 10th anniversary of Brock’s death.

The show followed on from Ten’s broadcast of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 which saw 997,000 metro viewers tune in to the race, see Holden’s Will Davison and Jonathan Webb win after a late three-way crash involving Garth Tander, Scott McLaughlin and Jamie Whincup.


The wrap-up pulled in 1.053m while 1.408m viewers tuned in for the podium presentation.

As the race ran over by five minutes, confirmed times put the race’s audience at 1.003m, with 1.05m tuning in for the wrap up and 1.37 for the podium.

Last year’s race saw 1.095m metro viewers tune in, growing to 1.287m to watch Craig Lowndes take the chequered flag.

Ten’s Brock was out-rated by Nine’s 60 Minutes which attracted 835,000 metro viewers while Nine’s The Block at 7:30pm was watched by 1.156m.

Ten’s Australian Survivor, airing at 7:30pm, pulled in 708,000 metro viewers while Seven’s X Factor grabbed 914,000.

Nine won the night with an audience share of 21.2% ahead of Seven’s share of 18.5%. Ten settled for third place with a share of 16.7% while the ABC managed a share of 10.9%.

In the news battleground, Seven News was watched by 1.121m while Nine News pulled in 1.091m.


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