The Block finale granted Nine sky high ratings as the network took more than 40% of Sunday night’s free-to-air viewers.
Nine’s channels won a daily free-to-air share of 40.7% last night, with all three The Block Sky High episodes watched by more than 2 million viewers.
The winner announced episode pulled in 2.808 million viewers, the auctions were watched by 2.606 and the grand final had an audience of 2.132 million, according to OzTam’s preliminary metro ratings.
The Block’s finale proved a strong base on which to introduce the latest instalment of the Underbelly franchise.
In the 8.30pm slot Underbelly: Squizzy won a debut audience of 1.679 million.
Ten’s new drama Ripper Street sat in 19th place with 579,000 viewers, coming fourth in the timeslot behind Seven’s Bones (771,000) and the ABC’s The Time of Our Lives (752,000).
Ten’s share of viewers was 15.4%, with MasterChef its most watched program with 606,000 viewers.
Seven’s best performing show was Seven News (1.433 million), followed by Sunday night (1.071 million) and two episodes of the Highway Patrol.
Seven’s total share sat at 25.6%.