The Block comes out on top

The Block comes out on top

The room reveals on Nine’s The Block managed to pull in 1.571 million viewers last night, making it the most watched show from yesterday on the main channels.

According to OzTam preliminary ratings, Sydneysiders were the most interested to see what the rooms looked like in a five city metro as 470,000 people from Sydney tuned in.

Those down in Melbourne were the next most curious (460,000), followed by Brisbane (326,000), Perth (160,000) and Adelaide (156,000).

Ten’s coverage of the 2014 Formula One Australian Grand Prix also managed to nab 1.347 million viewers in a five city metro, and 1.74 million within capital-city and regional viewers.

Peaking at 2.19 million, the coverage of the actual race found itself ranked number one among the 25 to 54s in its timeslot.

Seven’s My Kitchen Rules dropped down to fourth place in the top twenty last night with 1.316 million viewers tuning in to the state vs state cook-off.

My Kitchen Rules was not broadcast in Adelaide due to the AFL coverage yesterday.

Looking at the total combined share of the networks for yesterday, Seven topped the charts with a share of 33% as six of its programs made it into the top twenty including Downton Abbey, the news and Castle.

Seven’s main channel grabbed 25.3% of Seven’s share.

Nine came in a close second with a share of 31.4%, also grabbing six shows in the top twenty and its main station seeing 26.1% of the share.

Fat Tony and Co, 60 Minutes and Person of Interest were among Nine’s six shows.

Ten saw four of its shows nestled within the top twenty yesterday with three of those programs being a form of coverage from the Grand Prix as well as the movie Thor.

Ten came in third overall with a total share of 16.9%, 12.3% going to its primary channel.

ABC wasn’t far behind though with a total share of 14%, 10.1% of that going to ABC1.

ABC also grabbed four shows in the top twenty, with Rake coming in at number 12 with 690,000 viewers and Richard Hammond Builds a Planet finding 15th place as 566,000 viewers tuned in to see Richard Hammond building a universe from scratch.

SBS came fifth with a total share of 4.7%, with its main channel, SBS One, grabbing 3.7% of that share.

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