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Monday ratings | SAS AUSTRALIA slides in front of THE BLOCK on premiere

Seven’s new celebrity torture-porn series gets the eyeball advantage on its first run.

There was always going to be questions if all the promotion was enough, and in the first outing it proved to be, with SAS Australia delivering 834,000 viewers to The Block‘s 783,000. Nine’s stripped reality building show is notorious for shrinking numbers as it runs across the week, though Seven’s offering has landed and now that everyone has seen what it’s about will all the rubberneckers return? Seven are banking on it.

Junior MasterChef Australia maintained it’s low ratings run – another record low this season, drawing a meagre 454,000 against its commercial rivals. At least Have You Been Paying Attention? bolstered their night, nearly doubling its lead-in on 735,000.

In the morning, Sunrise (233,000) continues to lead though for Monday the margin slimmed. The Today Show (216,000) was close behind, and ABC Breakfast (186,000) maintained its reasonable position in third.

The ABC’s Monday night current affairs block of 7:30 (602,000), Australian Story (617,000), Four Corners (478,000) and Media Watch (491,000) continues to perform consistently well across the evening and week-to-week.

All ratings data listed is Five City Metro, overnights only.

Data © 2020 OzTAM
Data © 2020 OzTAM
Data © 2020 OzTAM
Data © 2020 OzTAM

Data© OzTAM Pty Limited 2020. The data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy} in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.

Note: Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs. Programs with the same name on one or more primary or multichannel, are aggregated into one network figure.

Steve Molk
Steve Molk is sharply focused on the business of TV in Australia across all its formats - FTA broadcast, commercial, subscription, catch up & SVOD. Based on the Central Coast of NSW he's a passionate advocate for Australian-made programming, particularly drama and comedy. He loves podcasting, gaming & watching too much TV. | Call/Text 0401 709 405
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