(Image: Nine)

The Block was the big winner in the ratings last night. The lead-up clocked 1.3 million viewers, and 1.4 million tuned in for the announcement of the room winner. That beat Beat The Chasers on Seven, with 1 million.

ABC’s Insiders came back down to earth, from 845,000 a week ago with the Joe Biden boost to 562,000 yesterday. The topics of the day: local politics, bonking Four Corners-style and Joel Fitzgibbon’s ego.

By the way, the new series of The Crown has started on Netflix. You have been advised.

In regional markets Seven News pulled in 454,000; The Block – Room Winner, 386,000; Beat The Chasers, 378,000; The Block, 354,000, 7pm ABC News, 327,000.

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Network channel share

  1. Nine (34.2%)
  2. Seven (26.5%)
  3. ABC (16.4%)
  4. Ten (15.3%)
  5. SBS (7.7%)

Network main channels

  1. Nine (25.8%)
  2. Seven (20.0%)
  3. ABC (11.2%)
  4. Ten (8.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.4%)

Top five digital channels

  1. 10 Bold (3.9%)
  2. GO (3.4%)
  3. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.8%)
  4. 7mate (2.7%)
  5. 10 Peach (2.4%)

Top 10 national programs

  1. The Block – Room Winner (Nine) — 1.4 million
  2. Seven News — 1.4 million
  3. The Block (Nine) — 1.3 million
  4. Nine/NBN News — 1.2 million
  5. Beat The Chasers (Seven) — 1 million
  6. 7pm ABC News — 982,000
  7. Restoration Australia (ABC) — 780,000
  8. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 728,000
  9. Crime Investigations Australia (Seven) — 601,000
  10. Insiders (ABC, ABC News) — 562,000

Metro news and current affairs

  1. Nine News — 949,000
  2. Seven News — 922,000
  3. 7pm ABC News — 655,000
  4. 60 Minutes (Nine) — 526,000
  5. The Sunday Project 7pm (Ten) — 393,000
  6. Ten News First—322,000
  7. Nine Late News — 275,000
  8. The Sunday Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 267,000
  9. SBS World News — 175,000

Morning (national) TV

  1. Insiders (ABC, ABC News ) — 562,000
  2. Weekend Sunrise (Seven) — 364,000
  3. Landline (ABC) — 340,000
  4. Weekend Today (Nine) — 270,000
  5. Offsiders (ABC) — 206,000
  6. Sports Sunday (Nine) — 163,000

Top five pay TV programs

  1. F1q: Turkey Race (Fox Sports ) — 158,000
  2. Cricket: The Blast (Fox Cricket ) — 77,000
  3. Golf: The Masters, Round 3 (Fox Sports), Outsiders (Sky News) — 63,000
  4. Cricket: WBBL (Fox Cricket ) — 60,000