Ratings: Nine’s The Block and Unreal Estate on top but Seven wins Tuesday

The Seven Network won Tuesday’s TV viewing despite The Block and Unreal Estate securing big timeslot wins for Channel Nine.

The Block was the top entertainment show for the night with 1.045 million metro viewers, up 90,000 from last Tuesday and well clear of the underperforming X-Factor on Seven that slipped to 806,000 while Ten’s late schedule addition Celebrity Family Feud could only manage 392,000 in the 7.30 timeslot to be just ahead of SBS’s offering Who Do You Think You Are?.

Seven’s network share was 29.2% just ahead of Nine on 28.6%. Ten improved to 18.4% while ABC (16.1%) and SBS (7.7%) were steady. Nine won in Sydney and Melbourne with Seven ahead in the other three markets.

Seven News continued its dominance of the news hour including a rare win in Sydney with 1,106,000 and 1,090,000. At 7pm Home and Away was steady with last week to average 742,000 leading into The X Factor (806,000). Cold Feet that followed was down from the debut episode to 556,000 while a double episode of The Windsors managed 312,000 and 221,000. The afternoon’s The Chase has 612,000 and 312,000.

The audience for The Block lifted above one million for just the second time on a Tuesday this season with 1,045,000. That helped Unreal Estate to a 166,000 audience gain from last week, to 684,000. Nine News, earlier, had 946,000 and 922,000 with A Current Affair on 841,000. Later, Millionaire’s Holiday Club rated 312,000 while at 5.30 Hot Seat averaged 525,000.

Over on Ten, Todd Sampson’s Bodyhack was up 83,000 from the previous week to 568,000 with good demographic results. Earlier, The Project led the network with 574,000 and 434,000 with 512,000 for Family Feud at 6pm and 485,000 for Ten Eyewitness News at 5pm. All Star Family Feud had 392,000 at 7.30pm with a new NCIS Los Angeles on 292,000.

ABC’s night was topped by ABC News (847,000) with 7:30 (671,000) and Catalyst (472,000) also top twenty entries. Man Up could only manage 352,000 with Pointless on 301,000 and Louis Theroux: By Reason of Insanity with 244,000.

Who Do You Think You Are? with 375,000 and Insight on 299,000 were the best SBS results.

Breakfast and morning television saw Today (321,000) lead Sunrise (293,000) while The Morning Show (131,000) was ahead of Today Extra (121,000) and Studio 10 (92,000). Seven Morning News then had 105,000 with Nine Morning News on 93,000 and Ten’s The Talk with 67,000. Dr Phil scored 112,000 for a Jonbenet Ramsey Murder Encore followed by 111,000 for a Survivor Australia Encore.

See Tuesday 18 October 2016 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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