Film & TV

Apr 7, 2014

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: The Block dominates in its dying days

A predictable win for The Block last night, although it might be the last good news for some time for Nine.

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

As expected, the highly watchable but dying embers of the first series of The Block for this year ignited a big win for Nine last night. It will be the same tonight and tomorrow nights, along with the finale on Wednesday. The Block had more than 2.6 million viewers last night across Australia (2.654 million national/ 1.829 million metro/ 825,000 regional viewers). Nine also won in regional markets, while the ABC was third and Ten a more distant fourth.

Seven had a weak line-up last night, faced with the start of The Block’s final week. It had Sunday Night which was sub-par, a weak special on chef Manu (from My Kitchen Rules, back tonight and tomorrow night with the start of the finals), while Downton Abbey tanked as well. But Seven’s line up was again disrupted by the AFL game between North Melbourne (who won in an upset) and Port Adelaide last night — it had 738,000 national viewers (Nine still won the Adelaide market) and 263,000 on Pay TV on Fox Footy (1.001 million all up).

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One thought on “Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: The Block dominates in its dying days

  1. Ian Kendt

    The AFL game that was shown in Victoria was Essendon vs Carlton, not North Melbourne vs Port Adelaide on channel seven.

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