The Block’s final moments get 2.021m viewers for Nine

The final moments of season 14 of The Block may have drawn less viewers than last year’s conclusion, but it still topped the ratings ladder and helped Nine’s primary channel to a commanding 33.4% audience share.

Last year’s time-adjusted figures showed the winner announcement had 2.462m. This year, Nine’s figures show 441,000 less tuned in to see who won – with 2.021m.

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OzTAM’s preliminary overnight metro figures, which aren’t time adjusted, have the winner announcement at 1.865m and the final episode at 1.674m.

Despite the fall from last year, The Block was easily the most-watched program of the night, and was well ahead of Seven’s prime-time offering of All Together Now, which had 510,000 – a 24% decline on last week’s figure of 675,000.

Ten’s Game of Games also continued its decline, with just 256,000 metro viewers – a 21% decline on last week’s 325,000.

This – combined with The Sunday Project’s audience of just 230,000 (which climbed to 322,000 in its second half hour) – left Ten in a disastrous position in terms of audience share, once again falling behind the ABC.

Ten had just 8.1% of the audience for its primary channel and 11.6% across the network. The ABC had 11.1% for its primary channel and 15.3% including its multi-channels.

Seven placed second for the night – with its most-watched program Seven News pulling in 863,000 – with 15.0% of the audience. Seven Network had 24.4%.

Nine won the night with 33.4% of the audience on its primary channel. It also had the most-watched multi-channel, with 9Go pulling 4.1%. Nine Network won overall with 42.3%.

Seven has already claimed a ratings year win across primary channel and main channel in total people.

Tonight, the ratings battle will hinge on the premiere of season two of Family Food Fight on Nine and Seven’s Bride & Prejudice, which has been elevated to the prime-time slot.

Last year at 9pm, Bride & Prejudice premiered with 874,000. Family Food Fight’s first outing had 614,000 last year.


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