Nine wins another ratings week as The Block again dominates

The Block once again delivered for Nine with the show dominating the week’s ratings, while Little Big Shots and The Bachelorette gave Seven and Ten an appearance in the week’s top ten most watched shows.

Nine again won the week due to The Block’s performance with a metro audience share of 21.8% against 18.4% for Seven. Ten edged out the ABC with 13.3% and 13.0% respectively while SBS attracted 5.4% of city viewers.

The 2017 Block contestants

So far this year, Nine has won 16 weeks, while Seven has won 18 weeks. There are six weeks left for the year.

The Block won every night it appeared, with the Sunday night show attracting 2.2 million viewers nationally and just over 1.5 million in the metro markets.

Show Station Combined 5 City Metro
1 THE BLOCK -SUN Nine + Affiliates 2,200,000 1,524,000
2 THE BLOCK -MON Nine + Affiliates 2,084,000 1,439,000
3 THE BLOCK -TUE Nine + Affiliates 1,979,000 1,338,000
4 THE BLOCK -WED Nine + Affiliates 1,769,000 1,216,000

Seven’s Little Big Shots came in as the sixth most watched program for the week with 1,473,000 viewers nationally and 893,000 in the metro areas. The Bachelorette scraped into the top ten with audiences of 1,351,000 and 1,019,000 respectively.

Of the other programs Sunday’s Nine News was the most watched metro news program of the week with an audience of 1,023,000, while Seven’s attracted 946,000 city viewers and 1,493,0000 nationally.

Michael Hutchence – the last rock star, underperformed for Seven with 526,000 metro viewers tuning in for part one and 488,000 for the second episode.

Ten’s Wake in Fright also disappointed with only 293,000 viewers tuning into the second part on Saturday night, trailing SBS’s best performing show of Great British Railway Journeys which attracted 299,000 Friday night viewers.

For the ABC the best performing programs were the Doctor Blake Mysteries and Doc Martin with 1,351,000 and 1,019,000 national viewers respectively.

On a network level – including multi-channel offerings such as 7Flix and 9Life – Nine also won the week with a 29.6% audience share, compared to Seven’s 27.1%, the ABC’s 19.7%, Ten’s 16.5% and SBS’ 7.1%.

The charts and graphs below are provided by Nine and are based on OzTAM data. They only include data on the three free-to-air commercial networks.


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