You will not be able to escape the hype about The Block as it enters the final week for the season. It grabbed 2.20 million last night nationally, and 1.50 million in the metros and top place in the regionals with nearly 700,000. And that was the night, which Nine won comfortably. Ten was again weak and its main channel share in the metros was a low 6.8% -- the ABC ended well ahead in 3rd spot.

The ABC in fact did very well with Doc Marin at 7.40pm (1.37 million nationally) and Dr Blake’s Mysteries at 8.30pm (with 1.40 million). In fact the ABC ran second for much of the night behind Nine and well in front of Seven. That faded as it continued to run dead against The Block. Both Doc Martin and Dr Blake also did very well in the regions. In the morning Insiders was clearly tops again with half a million national viewers.