Australian Survivor enjoyed a big surge for its grand final, with 1.08m viewers watching as Kristie Bennett was announced as winner, realising a childhood dream over Lee Carseldine.
The bulk of the episode, with its emotional and spectacular final challenge, averaged 859,000 viewers. The show topped the demos and trended at #2 worldwide last night, capping off a critically acclaimed series for TEN.
However The Block averaged higher, winning its timeslot, with 911,00 viewers with Border Security / The Force in third place on 657,000 / 633,000 respectively.
Against Survivor, other shows were well down on last week with Unreal Estate dropping from 684,000 to 522,000 and Cold Feet down from 556,000 to 417,000.
With tragedy in Queensland news bulletins were up across the board. Seven News and ACA both won their slots.
While Nine led in primary channels followed by TEN, Seven network won overall with 28.0% then Nine 26.8%, TEN 22.4%, ABC 15.4% and SBS 7.3%.
Seven News was #1 with 1.08m / 982,000 for Seven then Home and Away (726,000), Border Security (657,000), The Force (633,000), The Chase (612,000 / 393,000) and Cold Feet (417,000 / 352,000). The Windsors was just 145,000.
Nine News (1.04m / 959,000) led for Nine. The Block (911,000), A Current Affair (848,000), Hot Seat (523,000) and Unreal Estate (522,000) followed. How the Rich Live Longer drew 287,000.
Following Survivor, The Project pulled 587,000 / 392,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 475,000 and Todd Sampson’s Bodyhack was 471,000. NCIS: LA had 199,000.
ABC News (782,000) led for ABC then 7:30 (608,000), Catalyst (514,000), Man Up (333,000), Pointless (272,000) and Louis Theroux (210,000).
On SBS it was Who Do You Think You Are? (325,000), Insight (295,000), Dateline (225,000) and SBS World News (141,000).
ABC2’s Hey Duggee topped multichannels at 224,000.
The Morning Show: 131,000 / 97,000
Today Extra: 122,000 / 71,000
Studio 10: 67,000 / 53,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 25 October 2016.