The Block and Doctor Doctor helps Nine win Monday TV ratings battle

Nine has topped Monday night’s ratings with a total overall audience share of 22% with the help of its reality renovation program The Block and drama series Doctor Doctor.

Nine managed to beat rival channel Seven’s 14.7% share, Ten’s 14.2%, ABC’s 13% and and SBS’ 5.4% Monday TV share.

Airing at 7.30pm, The Block was the most watched non-news program as it attracted 1.013m metro viewers, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

Competing against The Block was Ten’s rival reality television program, Australian Survivor, which managed 666,000 metro viewers compared to Seven’s 447,000 for its new program Dance Boss.

The Block was the most watched show across key advertising demographics 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.

In the later 9.30pm time slot Ten aired Drunk History, an American comedy series, as part of its Pilot Week program.

Drunk History only managed a mere 366,000 metro viewers.

Meanwhile, Doctor Doctor aired directly after The Block on Nine and saw 684,000 metro viewers tune in.

However, Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention beat Nine’s Doctor Doctor in the 8.30pm time slot as it managed 747,000 viewers.

Have You Been Paying Attention was the second most watched show across the key advertising demographics for Monday night TV.

Seven News was the most watched program for the evening with 1.073m metro viewers edging out Nine News’ metro audience of 985,000.

Out of all the multi-channels, Seven’s 7mate won the evening with a 4.8% overall audience share.


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