Renovation rumble in the ratings

By David Knox on June 20, 2013 / Filed Under News 5

2013-05-06_0102Home renovation shows are still locked in a death match with The Block ruling in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and House Rules owning Perth and Adelaide.

While not strictly head to head (there is a half hour crossover on most nights), the cities have aligned the same way as their news and current affairs audiences fall down.

Seven won Wednesday with a network share of 29.8% then Nine 28.2%, TEN 19.0%, ABC 18.0% and SBS 5.0%.

Seven News was 1.23m for Seven then House Rules (1.13m), Today Tonight (1.01m), Home and Away (925,000), Criminal Minds (774,000 / 641,000), Deal or No Deal (562,000) and Hannibal (170,000).

Nine News (1.35m) topped the night for Nine then The Block (1.23m), ACA (1.07m), Arrow (852,000), Big Bang (829,000), Hot Seat (775,000), Evil in the Night: The Jill Meagher Story (450,000) and What’s Your Emergency? (264,000).

Offspring was best on TEN at 770,000. MasterChef was 736,000, TEN News was 723,000, The Project was 547,000, The Simpsons was 409,000 and NCIS: LA was 262,000.

ABC News (845,000) led for ABC1 followed by 7:30 (752,000), Qi (747,000), Adam Hills Tonight (718,000), Would I Lie To You? (452,000) and Time Team (299,000).

On SBS it was Sea of Creepy Monsters (326,000), Toughest Place to Be a (170,000), World News Australia (162,000) and Borgen (127,000).

Bananas in Pyjamas (372,000) was best on multichannels.

Sunrise: 354,000
Today: 326,000
ABC News Breakfast: 52,000 / 39,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 19 June 2013

5 Comments »

  1. maxxdude June 21, 2013 at 9:19 pm -

    Yes the challengers on The Block should be shorter & sharper not take over the show.
    Still The Block is my favourite.

  2. Glory Days June 21, 2013 at 8:28 pm -

    I agree Menicci, and it’s gotten way too bitchy, but the way kept going on and on with Bec’s mother. Sorry for the family, but I want to see renovating. House Rules is much better.

  3. Menicci June 20, 2013 at 9:17 pm -

    I have loved The Block since the very beginning but this series just isn’t working for me (and other too by the look of it). Aside from the sad passing of Bec’s mum, they are spending too much time on personal stuff and the mothers blubbing about missing their kids and how they are doing this for them…. yawn… heard it all before. And the challenges just drag on. The thing with the Zoo on Tuesday/Wednesday was terrible. I just want to see them knock down, renovate and decorate and the trials and tribulations that come with all of that. If I see any more dancing or singing I will probably have to switch it off. Not to mention Trixie’s maniacal laugh at the end of every sentence, what’s that all about? My husband who was a devoted viewer is now only bothering with the Sunday reveal show. Whoever is editing this needs a stern talking to!

  4. Erik1981 June 20, 2013 at 3:04 pm -

    just saw a repeat of the block last night omfg it so boring house rules is way better

  5. nicks June 20, 2013 at 11:41 am -

    I’m gonna assume Sbs will want to renew Borgen . It’s getting around 125k,which isn’t that bad for them.Season 2 has already aired in the Uk.As part of the deal how far in arrears would sbs have to stay and any guess when we’ll see season 2 here?

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