TV ratings Week 46 2021: Big audience registers to bid for The Block

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From The Block to Bond: Nine undefeated in primary share across the week

There was just one episode of The Block last week. But it set up Nine for a big TV ratings victory.

Seven overnights Week 46

16.8% primary share, 26.4% network share

Seven only managed a primary share above 18% once last week with a share of 20.0% on Friday. The multichannels made the network share more competitive with a network win on Wednesday and a tie with Nine on Tuesday.

The channel’s next best after Seven News was Home and Away on 529,000.

The Sunday night Ultimate Abba special was on 499,000.

The Chase (M-F) and Better Homes and Gardens were both close to 470,000.

Big Brother VIP continued to disappoint with Monday the best with 363,000.

Total TV Week 44

Home and Away was the second-best non-news program for the week (behind only The Block) with 1,204,000 with a BVOD audience of 13% – 119,000.

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Nine overnights Week 46

24.1% primary share, 32.4% network share

It was all about The Block with the Grand Final easily the #1 show of the week. The Winner Announced segment which anointed Mitch and Mark for their cash bonanza drew in 1,835,000 metro viewers while the remainder of the Grand Final was on 1,555,000.

That Sunday audience translated into a 40.8% share for Nine which was their best primary channel share of the year, better than even NRL Grand Final night.

A Current Affair was on 631,000 for its M-F episodes.

Parental Guidance was a timeslot winner with 604,000 Monday, with a smaller crowd of 520,000 watching on Tuesday and 517,000 on Wednesday. 

Total TV Week 44

The Block dominated the Total TV data for the week with the Sunday episode watched by an audience of 1,838,000 with a BVOD number of 150,000.

10 Overnights Week 46

10.9% primary share, 17.4% network share

Have You Been Paying Attention? was the channel’s best with 583,000 which was one of the show’s smaller audiences this year.

Not far behind was The Dog House with 575,000.

The final episode of Gogglebox for the year just made it over 500,000.

Monday was the best night for Celebrity MasterChef with 477,000.

The Socceroos playing Saudi Arabia did good business for 10 and 10 Bold on Thursday with 447,000 watching the drawn clash.

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Total TV Week 44

Have You Been Paying Attention? made it to 1,124,000. Gogglebox couldn’t crack 1m though with a smaller Total TV audience of 943,000.

ABC Overnights Week 46

11.7% primary share, 16.3% network share

Hard Quiz took top spot for the week with 646,000 on Wednesday.

The weekday 7pm News was on 601,000 followed by Gruen on 573,000.

Four Corners was on 520,000 while 7.30 and Restoration Australia were both close to 490,000.

Total TV Week 44

Australian Story was one of two non-news programs to crack 1m Total TV viewers with 1,068,000. The other was the episode of Gruen two nights later with 1,065,000.

SBS Overnights Week 46

3.9% primary share, 7.4% network share

Michael Portillo has remained at the top of the SBS rankings with the audience for the fifth episode of Coastal Devon and Cornwall down a little to 213,000.

History, travel and trains (often combined) continued to deliver the channel’s favourite programs with Michael Portillo backing up at #2 for SBS with a repeat episode of Great American Railroad Journeys on 195,000

Next were Britain’s Most Historic Towns (142,000), Michael Palin in North Korea (140,000) and then Inside Central Station (131,000).

Total TV Week 44

Australia’s Health Revolution and Michael Portillo’s coast walk through Devon and Cornwall both managed to draw over 400,000 viewers.

The next best was the British spy drama Red Election with 347,000.

See also: Mitch and Mark win The Block and take home over $700,000 in prize money

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