The Block: Triple Threat winner announcement down on last year but still breaks 2m viewers

The Block: Triple Threat winners

The Block: Triple Threat winners Darren and Deanne Jolly

The Block: Triple Threat finale drew 2.027m for the winners announcement, with Melbourne couple Darren and Deanne Jolly winning after their apartment sold for $2.29m, with the couple picking up $935,000 in winnings.

Nine saw 1.971m metro viewers tune in for the auction part of the show, with 1.645m watching the grand final episode. The winner announcement, the auctions and the grand final were the the top three most-watched show across the key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54).

Last year’s winners announcement for The Block: Fans v Favs pulled in 2.18m metro viewers, with 2.156 tuning in for the live auction element and 1.884m watching the final episode. The Block: Glasshouse, airing in the second half of last year, grabbed 2.764m metro viewers, with 1.796m tuning in for the rest of the show.

In 2013, The Block had 2.808m for the winner announcement, a number that was slightly up on the 2.715m it had in 2012, with 3.089m tuning in in 2011.

The show struggled this year, often out-rated by ABC’s 7.30 after kicking off with a metro audience of 860,000.

It handed Nine a winning audience share of 28.4 per cent as Seven settled for a share of 18.5 per cent as it rested My Kitchen Rules for the evening. Ten claimed a share of 10.6 per cent as the ABC came in at third place with a share of 11.5 per cent.

On the ABC, the second outing of The Weekly with Charlie Pickering saw its audience drop to 556,000 metro viewers down from its debut audience of 724,000 up against The Block.

In the 8.30pm timeslot, it was also out-rated by Seven’s Mrs. Brown’s Boys which grabbed an audience of 703,000. Both shows out-rated Ten’s Wonderland which was watched by 405,000 metro viewers.

On Nine at 9pm, The Amazing 90s grabbed an audience of 899,000, up on last week’s audience of 625,000, however Forever on at 10pm sunk to 347,000.

In news, Nine News at 6pm was watched by 1.189m, dropping to 1.166m at 6.30pm while Seven News at 6pm pulled an audience of 1.007m, dropping to 937,000 at 6.30pm.

Seven’s Sunrise continued its dominance in the battle for breakfast with 360,000 viewers to Nine’s 325,000 for Today.

Top 15 Shows:

4 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,189,000
5 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,166,000
6 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 1,035,000
7 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,007,000
8 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 937,000
9 THE AMAZING 90S Network 9 899,000
10 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 852,000
11 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 784,000
12 MY IRELAND WITH COLIN Network 7 746,000
13 MRS. BROWN’S BOYS Network 7 703,000
14 7.30-EV Network ABC 688,000
15 MRS. BROWN’S BOYS-EP.2 (R) Network 7 678,000

Audience Share:

Network 9 28.4%
Network 7 18.5%
Network ABC 11.5%
Network TEN 10.6%
Network 7TWO 4.8%
Network SBS ONE 4.7%
Network GO! 4.1%
Network 7mate 3.6%
Network ELEVEN 3.1%
Network Gem 2.6%
Network ABC2 2.5%
Network ONE 2.3%
Network ABC News 24 1.6%
Network SBS 2 1.2%
Network ABC3 0.4%
Network NITV 0.1%

Total Audience Share:

Network 9 TTL 35.1%
Network 7 TTL 26.8%
Network ABC TTL 16.0%
Network TEN TTL 16.0%
Network SBS TTL 6.0% 5.7%

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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