Film & TV

Feb 14, 2014

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: The Block gets attention it’s been craving

Thursday night is always a big one for The Block, mostly because My Kitchen Rules isn't on.

Glenn Dyer — <em>Crikey</em> business and media commentator

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Seven ran dead last night — or at least that’s what it looks like by this morning’s ratings figures. The way was again clear for The Block to do well and lift Nine to top place for the night in metro and regional markets. The Block had 1.611 million national/ 1070 million metro/ 541,000 regional viewers. The half hour afterthought called The Block Unlocked at had 1.309 million national/830,000 metro/ 479,000 regional viewers.

An oddity of last night’s ratings is that in Brisbane, for the third night in a row, more people watched the Winter Games coverage on ONE than the combination The Project, The Biggest Loser and then the Winter Games from 8.30pm. If that’s not a big message from a key TV market that The Biggest Loser is for losers, then what is? The difference in shares for the two channels was large — ONE had 10.9% and Ten’s main channel had 9.8%. It is a repeat of what happened on Sunday night and Monday nights. It also happened in Perth on Sunday night as well.

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