Sunday Ratings | Kitchen reveals deliver a massive win for THE BLOCK

It’s going to be a weird few Sundays.

The Block (1,074,000) does a season best with the kitchen reveals on Nine, though that doesn’t carry through to 60 Minutes (583,000) which dips nearly 60k on last week. The First 48 (126,000) rounds out the night to help the win.
Nine first in both primary (24.7%) and network (32%) rankings.

7News: The Disappearance of William Tyrell (689,000) gets some clear air for Seven to take second (and with no Brownlow distraction. A double episode of Manhunt: The Night Stalker (447,000; 400,000) helps maintain the rage later in the night, as The Real Manhunter (165,000) fills out the late evening.
Seven second in both primary (21.6%) and network (28.3%) rankings.

Like clockwork The Sunday Project (325,000 6:30pm; 450,000 7pm) delivers a tough result in a competitive timeslot, and even the inclusion of flash-in-the-pan Kyle Sandliands didn’t help The Masked Singer Australia (653,000 avg (581,000 show; 724,000 reveal)) out of third place. The nostalgia-laden Young Talent Time Unmasked (494,000) did pretty good business in the later night. A double repeat of FBI (156,000; 91,000) sees the end to the evening.
10 third in both primary (13.8%) and network (18.8%) rankings.


Sundays on the ABC continue to deliver solid programming that gets a larger life in the Total TV figures. Restoration Australia (453,000) reasonable, and Fires (354,000) premieres low though drama has a much bigger second life through the week. We Hunt Together (171,000) and a repeat of Les Norton (61,000) see an end to the evening.
ABC fourth in both primary (10.8%) and network (14.2%) rankings.

SBS also deliver solid content on Sundays, with Inside Central Station (173,000)–getting some attention in the Total TV figures–and the continuing documentary series Australia Uncovered: Bowraville Murders (81,000). A repeat of Russia: 1,000 Years of History (61,000) runs out the schedule.
SBS fifth in both primary (4%) and network (6.8%) rankings.


16-39: The Block (245,000) came in front of The Masked Singer Australia reveal/show, Seven News Sunday and Nine News Sunday.

18-49: The Block (435,000) beat out The Masked Singer Australia reveal, Nine News Sunday, Seven News Sunday, and The Masked Singer Australia show.

25-54: The Block (524,000) completes the triple demo win, followed by Nine News Sunday, The Masked Singer Australia reveal, Seven News Sunday, and 60 Minutes.


ABC NEWS – AM (209,000) on ABC NEWS led the multi-channel race.


Weekend Sunrise (261,000)
Weekend Today (229,000)
Weekend ABC Breakfast (181,000 (106,000 ABC; 75,000 ABC News))

Insiders (479,000 (320,000 ABC; 159,000 ABC News))
Offsiders (382,000 (210,000 ABC; 172,000 ABC News))


The Sunday night battle continued from last week, with The Block (Nine) lifting 21% to 1,624,000; The Masked Singer Australia show/reveal (10) lifted 20%/9% respectively to 794,000/890,000; and 7News: The Disappearance of William Tyrrell (Seven) lifting 18% to 788,000. The biggest BVOD performers were The Block (207,000) and The Newsreader (156,000).


Here’s the five shows that lifted the most from their overnight figures:

ProgramNetworkTotal TV% lift
The NewsreaderABC1,062,00063
Inside Central StationSBS341,00026
The BlockNine1,624,00021
The Masked Singer Australia show10794,00020
7News: The Disappearance of William Tyrrell Seven788,00018

Primary Channels, Key Demos, Multi-Channels, Brekky Battle: All figures Total People, Five City Metro (5CM); overnights only.

Daily Consolidated 7 Total TV: All figures Total People, Consolidated 7 day Five City Metro (5CM) + Regional (Reg) + BVOD (Broadcast Video on Demand); % lift compared to overnight figures.

Top 20 Overnight Metro

Top 20 Multi-Channel Shows

Data © 2021 OzTAM

Overnight Network Share

Top 20 Foxtel Shows

Daily Consolidated 7 Total TV Program Rankings

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2021. 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 & BVOD. 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. For all media enquiries please call or text 0401-709-405



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