Total Blockout; tentpole shows struggle against Nine’s juggernaut

Nine’s The Block topped entertainment on Tuesday, while the network also celebrated an overall network share win.

The program aired to 752,000 metro viewers, also winning all three key advertising demos. The 2022 launch aired to an average metro audience of 867,000. Last year, Nine aired the 2021 premiere of the program to 747,000 metro viewers.

In the latest Daily Consolidated Total TV Report for 20 September, Tuesday’s Seven News at 7:30 was the #1 program nationally across linear, with 1.524 million viewers, including 38,000 on BVOD and an uplift of 3%. The Amazing Race on Ten had the biggest uplift of 50% and was viewed by a total audience of 600,000.

Looking back at Tuesday’s overnights, next in entertainment was A Farmer Wants a Wife on Seven, which aired to an average metro audience of 517,000, followed by The Chase Australia on Seven which aired to 502,000 metro viewers.

Home and Away on Seven was next and aired to an average of 465,000, while The Hot Seat on Nine brought in 343,000.

The Amazing Race Australia on Ten pulled in 326,000.

Meanwhile, Seven News was the #1 metro program on Tuesday with 895,000 metro viewers followed by Seven News at 6:30 with 893,000 metro viewers. Nine News aired to 842,000, and Nine News at 6:30 brought in 839,000. Next was A Current Affair which pulled in 716,000 viewers, while ABC News brought in 517,000.

As mentioned, Nine won the night, taking an overall network share of 30.2% over Seven’s 27.7%, while ABC had a share of 17.5%, followed by Ten on 16.5%.

Nine also won the primary channel share, and the top-rating multi-channel on Tuesday was 7mate with a share of 3.8%.

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