The Block hits season high while Australia’s Got Talent finale pulls 747,000 metro viewers

The season finale of Australia’s Got Talent had 747,000 metro viewers last night, after launching in July to 814,000. 752,000 tuned in for the winners announcement, which saw pole dancer Kristy Sellars take out the crown and $100,000 prize money.

Topping the charts was The Block, with kitchen reveals pulling a season-high audience of 1.155m, making it the most-watched program of the night, above Seven News (968,000), and the favourite among the key advertising demographics of 16-29, 18-49 and 25-54.

Sellars was crowned the winner of Australia’s Got Talent to 752,000 viewers

The Block’s performance was enough to give Nine the win, pulling ahead of Seven 34% to 30.7% in the network shares and 24.4% to 23% in channel share, respectively.

Running off the back of The Block, 60 Minutes had 622,000 metro viewers, ahead of Seven’s Sunday Night on 448,000. The Sunday Project’s 7pm slot had 333,000, up significantly from the 6:30 half hour which sat on 222,000.

The Sunday Project’s second half was Ten’s only appearance in the top 10, with Ambulance Australia: Ultimate Emergencies on 269,000 and 10 News First just behind on 269,000.

The public broadcaster’s best-performer was ABC News on 649,000, followed by the first part of two part documentary series The Pool (411,000), which explores the role public pools play in a sense of Australian identity and connection. Alexander Bertrand-fronted drama Les Norton secured 307,000, while Insiders (246,000) and Landline (243,000) also squeezed into the top 20.

The ABC finished on 13.5% network share, ahead of Ten’s 12.9%. SBS sat on 8.9%. 9Go! was the most successful multi-channel of the night, with 4.8% share.


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