The Block had its best night so far this season with the final room reveal. The room reveal was the most watched program (or part of program) in metro markets, but not nationally as The Beast (My Kitchen Rules) easily topped it. The Block’s Room Reveal had 1.977 million national viewers and My Kitchen Rules had 2.064 million national viewers. But The Block’s national figures were again made hard to pin down because WIN failed to separate the two parts of the program into The Room Reveal and the rest of the program. The Block wraps up this week. Will it go out with an auction bang?

Seven won metro and regional markets with Nine a close second. But the ABC easily beat Ten into third as ten saw weak figures for Family Feud at 6 pm (On the main channel, ONE and Eleven– just 556,000 national viewers) and Shark Tank at 7.30pm which could only rustle up 676,000 national viewers. Ten’s main channel share in metro markets fell to 9.1% in the metros and just 7.5% in regional markets.

In the mornings, Insiders with 493,000 national viewers on ABC and News 24 easily outpointed The Bolt Report with 215,000 national viewers. Bolt’s interview with fellow News Corp columnist, Piers Akerman was one of the most boring this year: two blokes agreeing about the wonderful things and insights they write and have about life. At least when he was allowed on Insiders, Ackerman was challenged to support his assertions and gave a reasonable account of himself. On The Bolt Report there’s no such challenge, nor is there of Bolt himself.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (35.2%)
  2. Nine (31.0%)
  3. ABC (15.3%)
  4. Ten (13,8%)
  5. SBS (4.6%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (24.7%)
  2. Nine (23.2%)
  3. ABC (11.1%)
  4. Ten (9.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.5%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (6.7%)
  2. GO (4.1%)
  3. 7TWO (3.8%)
  4. Gem (3.7%)
  5. ONE (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) – 2.064 million
  2. Seven News — 2.049 million
  3. The Block Room Reveal (Nine) — 1.977 million
  4. Nine News — 1.942 million
  5. The Block (Nine) — 1.772 million
  6. Sunday Night — 1.660 million
  7. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 1.336 million
  8. ABC  News — 1.334 million
  9. Poldark (ABC) — 851,000
  10. Inside The Commons (ABC) — 768,000

Top metro programs:

  1. The Block Room Reveal (Nine) — 1.423 million
  2. My Kitchen Rules (Seven) — 1.417 million
  3. Seven News — 1.366 million
  4. Nine News — 1.305 million
  5. The Block (Nine) — 1.218 million
  6. Sunday Night (Seven) — 1.064 million

Losers: A weak night for Ten last night with Shark Tank now under pressure. The Sunday evening edition of Family Feud at 6 pm on Ten’s main channel and its two digital channels, ONE and Eleven, slid.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.366 million
  2. Nine News — 1.305 million
  3. Sunday Night (Seven) — 1.064 million
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 901,000
  5. ABC News — 878,000
  6. Ten Eyewitness News — 338,000
  7. SBS World News — 165,000

Morning TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC) — 314,000
  2. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) – 304,000
  3. Weekend Today (Nine) – 290,000
  4. The Bolt Report (Ten) — 159,000
  5. Offsiders (ABC) — 135,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox Footy (4.1%)
  2. Fox 8  (2.3%)
  3. Fox Sports 3, Fox Sports 1 (2.2%)
  4. Fox Sports 4  (2.0%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. NRL: Penrith v Cronulla (Fox Sports 1) – 175,000
  2. AFL: Footscray v Adelaide (Fox Footy) – 152,000
  3. AFL: Geelong v North Melbourne  (Fox Sports 3) – 146,000
  4. AFL: Brisbane v West Coast  (Fox Footy) – 132,000
  5. AFL: Bounce (Fox Footy) – 86,000

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Peter Fray

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