The Block tops lacklustre evening as Wallabies tense Rugby World Cup win pulls 82,000

the block logo 2015The Block topped the night on a lacklustre evening on TV last night with just three shows breaking the million viewer mark.

However the results were affected by Seven’s annual Telethon in Perth over the weekend, with the 26-hour event taking $25.8m. It managed an average of 188,000 viewers for the duration of the marathon telecast.

It meant that shows including Beach Cops (730,000 at 8pm) and  Sunday Night (896,000 at 7pm) were not shown on the main channel in the west. However Sunday Night still managed to outrate Nine’s 60 Minutes which was shown ay 8.30pm and had 886,000 viewers.

The Block managed 1.140m, slightly down on last week, but topped the night and all the demographics, helping Nine to a winning share of 23.5 per cent, according to OzTam metro overnight ratings.

On pay TV A Place to Call Home managed 170,000 viewers on Soho.

The Rugby World Cup quarter finals also t00k place over the weekend with Fox Sports 2 reaping good audiences, including 82,000 at 3am Monday morning for Australia’s gritty win over Scotland, 90,000 at 11pm for Ireland’s demolition by Argentina and 123,000 at 6am Sunday to see New Zealand dominate the French.

Gem also got 123,000 viewers for the All Blacks match. demolition of France at 6am (AESDT).

Seven’s latest US drama Quantico showing at 8.30pm managed 625,000 viewers for its second outing – down slightly on last week, while Ten’s US show Limitless had 455,000 viewers at 8.40pm against it.

The Biggest Loser Families managed 536,000 as Ten’s best show of the night, although a lacklustre showing from ABC meant the channel had an audience share of 10.3 per cent, with the public broadcaster on just 9.9 per cent.

After news its best show was new local drama The Beautiful Lie which had 540,000 at 8.30pm, while Doctor Who  slipped slightly to 501,000 viewers from 511,000 last Sunday.

7Mate also cashed in on the Back to the Future mania showing the second film in the trilogy and getting 219,000 for it.

In the Sunday news battle Seven came out on top with 1.054m for its 6pm bulletin, ahead of Nine’s 1.050m at the same time.

Top 15 shows:

1 THE BLOCK -SUN Network Nine 1,140,000

2 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network Seven 1,054,000

3 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network Nine 1,050,000

4 SUNDAY NIGHT Network Seven 896,000

5 60 MINUTES Network Nine 886,000

6 ABC NEWS SUNDAY-EV Network ABC 798,000

7 BEACH COPS Network Seven 730,000

8 QUANTICO Network Seven 625,000

9 THE BEAUTIFUL LIE-EV Network ABC 540,000

10 TBL FAMILIES SUN Network TEN 536,000

11 FAMILY FEUD SUNDAY Network TEN 511,000


13 DOCTOR WHO-EV Network ABC 501,000


15 LIMITLESS Network TEN 455,000

Channel audience share:

Network 9 23.5%

Network 7 20.9%

Network TEN 10.4%

Network ABC 9.9%

Network SBS 5.4%

Network 7mate 5.3%

Network 7TWO 4.8%

Network GO! 4.4%

Network ONE 3.5%

Network Gem 3.3% ‘

Network ELEVEN 3.2%

Network ABC2 2.4%

Network SBS 2 1.2%

Network ABC News 24 1.2%

Network ABC3 0.4%

Network NITV 0.1%

Total network share:

Network 9 TTL 31.2%

Network 7 TTL 31.0%

Network TEN TTL 17.1%

Network ABC TTL 13.9%

Network SBS TTL 6.7%



Data OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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