With The Block Glasshouse in the line up, it was an easy win for Nine in the metros. But in regional markets, it wasn’t good enough and we saw the metro/regional split reappear (even though The Block was the most watched program and 60 Minutes was pretty solid). As a result, Seven won overall in the main channels and in the regions. In both, the ABC was third and Ten was fourth -- especially in the regionals. The Block Glasshouse had 2.379 million national/1.664 million metro/714,000 regional viewers. The X Factor’s Live Performance had 1.843 million national/1.131 million metro/712,000 regional viewers. As usual it’s uncompetitive in the vital metro markets.
And the best news from last night? Well, the debut episode of the ABC’s new thriller, The Code had more viewers than the rubbishy Big Brother on Nine -- 1.165 million national/771,000metro/395,000 regional viewers) to 996,000 national/667,000 metro/329,000 regional viewers. That renews my faith in TV viewers (and with Bringing Sexy Back having been "vaulted" by Seven, we still have to see off The Bachelor on Ten).