A still from Channel Nine's The Block.

The Block pulled in 1.37 million viewers, which meant Nine won Sunday night. Australia’s Got Talent confirmed that yes, there is talent there on Seven by pulling in 1.26 million. Les Norton continued to bore for the second episode on the ABC (687,000 nationally, down from 799,000 for the debut the previous Sunday), leaving me wondering why was this made?

But Seven’s 6 to 7 pm News with 1.81 million (boosted by an AFL lead in) and Nine’s 6 to 7 pm News (boosted by an attractive NRL game as a lead in and 1.44 million viewers nationally) dominated viewing, and by 7pm it was all the way downhill.

In the morning Insiders (with Patricia Karvelas hosting) had 506,000 viewers, and maintained its position as the most watched day program on Australian TV. Woodstock on SBS from 8.30pm drew 251,000 nationally.

In regional Australia it was Seven News with 588,000, followed by Australia’s Got Talent with 438,000, then Nine/NBN News with 435,000, The Block with 380,000 and the 7pm ABC News with 331,000

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (31.3%)
  2. Seven (29.4%)
  3. Ten (17.8%)
  4. ABC (14.3%)
  5. SBS (6.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (22.6%)
  2. Seven (21.3%)
  3. ABC (11.9%)
  4. Ten (10.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.5%)

Top 5 digital channels:

  1. GO (3.6%)
  2. 10 Bold (3.3%)
  3. Gem (3.1%)
  4. 7mate (3.0%)
  5. 7TWO (2.8%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.81 million
  2. Nine/NBN News — 1.44 million
  3. The Block (Nine) — 1.37 million
  4. Australia’s Got Talent (Seven) — 1.26 million
  5. 7pm ABC News — 969,000
  6. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 887,000
  7. Australian Survivor (Ten) — 878,000
  8. Richard Attenborough: Climate Change: The Facts (ABC) — 786,000
  9. Seven’s AFL Afternoon — 761,000
  10. Sunday Night (Seven) — 687,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.23 million
  2. Nine News — 1.01 million

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.23 million
  2. Nine News — 1.01 million
  3. 7pm ABC News — 638,000
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 626,00
  5. Sunday Night (Seven) — 439,000
  6. The Sunday Project 7pm (Ten) — 376,000
  7. 10 News First — 232,000
  8. The Sunday Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 235,000
  9. SBS World News — 147,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Insiders (ABC, ABC News) — 506,000
  2. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 461,000
  3. Landline (ABC) —441,000
  4. Weekend Today (Nine) —275,000
  5. Offsiders (ABC, ABC News) — 236,000
  6. Sports Sunday (Nine) — 195,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. NRL: Souths v Melbourne (Fox League) —339,000
  2. NRL: Canberra v Easts (Fox League) —252,000
  3. AFL: West Coast v Adelaide (Fox Footy) — 159,000
  4. AFL: Richmond v Carlton (Fox Footy) — 125,000
  5. NRL: Sunday Night With Matty Johns (Fox League) — 113,000