The Block boosts Nine to Wednesday night win

A strong performance from its 7:30pm program, The Block, helped Nine to a main channel share win last night, at 22.4%.

Nine’s offering included 975,000 metro viewers at the 6pm news bulletin, 920,000 for The Block and an average of 371,000 for Britain’s Got Talent.

Nine’s The Block contributed to an audience win

OzTAM’s overnight preliminary figures show Nine’s 22.4% share beat Seven’s 18.8%, ABC’s 12.1%, Ten’s share of 12% and SBS’ 4.9%.

From a network perspective, Nine had a share of 30.3%, while Seven Network finished with a 27.9% share and Network Ten’s share was 17.2%.

Among the multi-channels, Nine also took the lead, with 9Go averaging a share of 4.6%.

In the 7:30pm time slot, Nine’s The Block sat more than 300,000 metro viewers ahead of rival programs Seven’s Highway Patrol, which had audiences of 578,000 and 622,000 as well as Ten’s Australian Survivor, which averaged 620,000.

Nationally, the audiences were 1.276m for the Block, 935,000 and 987,000 for each Highway Patrol episode and 827,000 for Australian Survivor.

But overall, the highest rating program of the evening came from Seven, with its 6pm bulletin pulling in 993,000 metro viewers. Nationally, that number rose to 1.554m.

The ABC also had a number of popular shows last night, with Anh’s Brush with Fame grabbing 662,000 metro viewers and The Weekly with Charlie Pickering – which featured Barnaby Joyce – attracting 585,000.

Earlier on in the day, Seven’s Sunrise beat Nine’s Today Show, with metro audiences of 270,000 and 212,000 respectively.


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