Ratings: Zumbo’s final serves up 762,000 while Unreal Estate launches to 699,000

Outside of Seven News, nothing on Tuesday night’s TV line up rated over one million viewers despite a line up that included the grand final of Zumbo’s Just Desserts on Seven and the series debut of Unreal Estate on Nine.

Also in the mix was The Block that was the top non-news performer with 933,000 despite dropping 100,000 from the previous week. It helped Nine’s main channel to a win but Seven’s multichannel result put its network share ahead with 28.9%. Nine was second with 27.2% while Ten had its best Tuesday for a month with 19.8% while ABC’s 17.5% was its best in six weeks. SBS, however, slipped to 6.5%.

Seven News had another emphatic win with 1,179,000 and 1,167,000 with Home and Away that followed next best for Seven on 774,000 while Zumbo’s Just Desserts finished its run at 7.30 with 762,000. The show got off to a good start after an extensive promotional campaign across the Rio Olympics with 1,081,000 tuning in for the debut. However, numbers quickly dropped with a low of 647,000 last week. The series overnight average was 764,000. Later on Seven, 800 Words recovered from last week’s low with 695,000 with The Big Bang Theory then on 367,000 and 279,000. On 7Flix Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD managed 65,000.

Meanwhile, Nine News was best for its network with 982,000 and 999,000 while The Block from 7.30 was the number five show of the night and top demographic performer with 933,000. A Current Affair was the number one show at 7pm with 884,000 and later 699,000 tuned in for the debut of Unreal Estate. Footy Classified then had 237,000 in AFL markets and Multi Million Dollar Mega Yachts 182,000 in NRL territory.

Ten’s Australian Survivor was steady with 691,000 while The Project was next best for the network with 665,000 and 409,000. Earlier, Family Feud had 471,000 and Ten Eyewitness News 439,000. Later, an NCIS repeat had 346,000 and NCIS: Los Angeles 264,000.

ABC News (800,000) made the top ten with 7.30 (650,000) and Conviction (605,000) next best for the public broadcaster. Catalyst dropped this week to 520,000 while Foreign Correspondent had 362,000.

Over on SBS, Who Do You Think You Are? disappointed, dropping to 341,000.

The morning’s first Presidential Debate was shown across three networks with Seven (139,000) ahead of ABC News 24 (124,000) and SBS (49,000).

Earlier Today (312,000) was well clear of Sunrise that dropped to its lowest result this survey with 265,000. Today Extra on Nine also won with 157,000 ahead of The Morning Show (145,000) and Studio 10 (78,000).

See [Tuesday 27 September] (Tuesday 27 September 2016) for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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