(All ratings – 5 city metro combined and individual capitals – all figures in thousands)
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The practice to split-encode shows so that the highest rating part has become the norm for the commercial networks, and Channel 9 used it to it’s full advantage last night with the 2011 finale of The Block. No question it’s been a runaway ratings hit for the network, though the ending left many fans flat with only one property actually selling at auction. Following from that with the launch of the now highest rating drama for 2011 in Underbelly Razor, and you can see why Ch9 had not only the highest rating night of the year, but highest rating since the MasterChef Australia finale in 2010!
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Nine News – Ch9
6:30pm: The Block finale – Ch9
7:30pm: The Block Auctions/Winner Announced – Ch9
8:30pm: Underbelly Razor (ep1) – Ch9
9:30pm: Underbelly Razor (ep2) – Ch9
Channel 9 absolutely killed the competition (42.2%), beating Channel 7 (19.3%) & ABC1/Channel 10 (8.3%).
7mate took out the night in the digital multi-channel race, however the 9 Network won across all channels on consolidated figures after a massive primary win.