The Block drills ahead in entertainment while Seven takes Thursday

Nine’s The Block retained the top spot for entertainment on Thursday, however, Seven claimed an overall network share win.

The program aired to 638,000 metro viewers and won all three key advertising demos. The program launched to 867,000 metro viewers this year.

Next in entertainment was The Chase on Seven, which aired to 483,000 metro viewers. This was followed by The Front Bar Grand Final Special on Seven, which garnered 418,000 metro viewers. It also marked the beginning of Seven’s Grand Final week.

Home and Away on Seven brought in 415,000 metro viewers while 384,000 tuned in for the late viewing. Hot Seat on Nine followed with 359,000 metro viewers.

Meanwhile, Seven News was the #1 metro program on Thursday with 865,000 metro viewers followed by Seven News at 6:30 with 855,000 metro viewers. Nine News at 6:30 aired to 765,000, and Nine News brought in 760,000. Next was A Current Affair which pulled in 585,000 viewers, while ABC News brought in 572,000.

In terms of overall share, Seven took the top spot with 29.2% overall network share over Nine’s 28.4%, followed by Ten’s 18%, and ABC on a 15.3% share.

Seven and Nine tied on primary channel share as both secured 20.5%, while the top-rating multi-channel on Thursday was 7mate with a share of 3.6%.

In the latest Daily Consolidated Total TV Report for 15 September, Thursday’s Seven News at 6.30 was the #1 program nationally across linear, with 1.459 million viewers, including 39,000 on BVOD and an uplift of 3%. The Handmaid’s Tale on SBS had the biggest uplift of 355% and was viewed by a total audience of 619,000.

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