The Block (1st – 1,543,000), like all decent stripped reality, was always going to build in the last weeks of the season, and a big Monday night result means even more eyes on the show as the week progresses. Revenge (4th – 1,319,000) relishes the end of The Voice Australia by winning it’s timeslot easily and MasterChef Australia (1,150,000) tips over one million again, biding it’s time. A WA-themed night on ABC1 paid dividends for Australian Story (8th – 1,096,000) and Four Corners (9th – 1,040,000) though for polar opposite reasons – the former focusing on Diana Bliss; the latter on Gina Rinehart.
The Amazing Race Australia (11th – 971,000) benefits from an earlier timeslot though more promotion may be required for it to be heard above it’s new competition. The first night of Tricky Business (17th – 716,000) running Voice-less isn’t encouraging, but a positive trend should emerge as an 8pm start is tricky for audiences to get used to. A Current Affair (5th – 1,232,000) in no small part to the interview with and performance by The Voice Australia winner Karise Eden.
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: A Current Affair – Ch9
7:00pm: The Block – Ch9
7:30pm: The Block/Tricky Business – Ch9
8:30pm: Revenge – Ch7
9:30pm: Q&A – Ch
Channel 7 won the night (21.7%), followed by Channel 9 (19.6%), ABC1 (15.7%) & Channel 10 (14.6%).