The Block gives Nine a Wednesday night win, but The Bachelorette plays hard in the key demos

The Block has handed Nine another total people win on Wednesday night with 811,000 metro viewers tuning in, topping the timeslot and becoming the most-watched entertainment program of the night, but it wasn’t enough to top the three key advertising demographics.

The Bachelorette was the winner with the 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s, topping all three, and bringing in 696,000 metro viewers overall. The Block was watched by 1.1m viewers nationally and The Bachelorette 926,000.

The Block wraps up this week, but is still delivering big numbers for Nine

Overall, Nine held a 19.2% channel audience share and 28.2% as a network, giving it the win for the night. Seven was close behind with 18.0% and 26.5%, followed by Ten on 11.8% and 18.8%, and ABC with 12.7% and 17.4%. 10 Bold was the most-watched multi with 4.7%.

Nine also took the win overall with metro audiences 25-54 (20.9%), but Ten snuck ahead with metro audiences 16-39 (21.8%).

The most-watched program overall went to Seven with Seven News (897,000 metro viewers and 1.39m national) while Nine News brought in 842,000 metro and 1.09m nationally. The most-watched at 8.30pm went to ABC’s Gruen, which saw the panel dissect the Tourism Australia Philausophy campaign, with 648,000 metro viewers and 921,000 nationally.

Seven’s The Good Doctor brought in 484,000 metro viewers as Love Island Australia delivered 320,000 for Nine and Playing For Keeps 274,000 on Ten. Highway Patrol (490,000 metro viewers) and Motorbike Cops (498,000 metro viewers) held the 7.30pm slot for Seven.

Gruen was the most-watched for ABC, followed by ABC News (600,000 metro viewers). Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery, which saw the titular host chat with comedian Judith Lucy, brought in 479,000 metro viewers.

In the 9.30pm slot, Seven’s God Friended Me delivered 246,000 metro viewers, Nine’s Abused By My Girlfriend 184,000 and Ten’s One Born Every Minute Australia, which was an encore episode, 100,000.


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