Last night’s episode of The Block fell from Sunday night’s viewership, but still easily secured a win in entertainment, and for Nine overall.
The episode had a metro audience of 876,000 according to OzTAM, with a spanner thrown in the works of one team’s sunken lounge plans (truly devastating for any 1970’s conversation pit fans).
Contestants also had to grapple with scheduling changes to their builds as a result of the season’s cheating scandal, where some contestants saw the production team’s schedule.
It meant the teams had to do some of the work on their laundries – arguably the least exciting room in any house – prior to Laundy Week (sacré bleu!).
On top overall was Seven News with a viewership of 1,137,000, Nine News with 1,032,000, A Current Affair with 801,000 and ABC News with 734,000.
10’s The Masked Singer Australia: Reveal was next in the entertainment ratings, as Lightning was unmasked as Alli Simpson, reality TV star and sister of singer-slash-swimmer-slash-national-treasure, Cody Simpson.
The rest of the episode had an average of 597,000 viewers.
Next was 10’s Have You Been Paying Attention?, characteristically performing well with 684,000 viewers.
The other big primetime telly was Seven’s SAS Australia at 599,000 viewers. The episode’s highlights included the celebrities struggling to wash their nether reasons, and an anti-government monologue by Bra Boy Koby Abberton. Perhaps SAS Australia should join the list of current affairs programs, rather than entertainment?
Seven’s night also saw Home and Away performing characteristically well with 631,000 viewers and The Chase with 612,000.
For the ABC, 7.30 had 649,000 viewers while Australian Story had 602,000, Four Corners had 431,000 and Media Watch had 419,000.
Over on Nine, Hot Seat had 491,000 viewers and Under Investigation had 412,000.
Finally for 10, The Project scored 532,000.
The Nine Network won the night with 28.7 per cent of the daily share, followed by the Seven Network with 25.3 per cent. Next was Network 10 at 21.2 per cent, the ABC TV Network with 17.1 per cent, and the SBS Network with 7.6 per cent.
Looking now to OzTAM’s Total TV ratings for Monday September 20, top of the pack was Seven News with a total audience of 1,852,000 viewers (metro: 1,162,000, regional: 645,000, BVOD: 41,000).
Next was Nine News with a total audience of 1,442,000 (metro: 1,032,000, regional: 369,000, BVOD: 40,000), and The Block with a total audiene of 1,406,000 (metro: 811,000, regional: 327,000, BVOD: 191,000).
The program with the highest lift on overnight was SAS Australia at 32 per cent. It had a total audience of 1,236,000 viewers (metro: 620,000, regional: 319,000, BVOD: 192,000).