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Sunday Ratings – The Block blitzes overnights and Total TV

Analysis for Total TV (16 October, 2022) and Overnight (23 October, 2022) ratings.


The Block was the #1 program overall in the Total TV report for last Sunday. The show rose 26% to 1, 760 000. Nine News was up 4% to 1, 106 000. 60 Minutes added 15% to 910 000.

Seven News was #2 for the evening at 1, 323 000, up 3%. Australia’s Got Talent rose 14% to 948 000. Seven aired a two hour documentary ‘Murder in the Goldfields’ which was watched by 434 000, up 17%.

The Sunday Project (6:30pm) was on 299 000, up 4%. The 7pm portion of the program was up 4% to 354 000. The Traitors launch episode improved by 36% to 466 000 viewers. NCIS: Hawaii was up 37% to 243 000.

ABC had another strong night with ABC News up 4% to 707 000 viewers. Spicks and Specks had an uplift of 22% to 893 000, whilst Significant Others rose a not insignificant 42% to 742 000. Silent Witness rose 54% to 505 000.



Winner: 9Gem (8.3%)

Second: 7two (2.5%)


Nine News was #3 overall for the night at 812 000 with wins in Sydney and Melbourne. The Block cracked the million mark at 1, 005 000 viewers. 60 Minutes had a strong night at 701 000. Nine News Late was at 329 000. There was 116 000 late night for The First 48. 9Gem had a cracker of a night with 248 000 watching the Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup.

Seven News was #2 for the night with 897 000 viewers with wins in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Australia’s Got Talent had 515 000 viewers from 7pm. Seven aired the documentary, The Disappearance of Grace Millane and had 264 000 viewers. Born to Kill had 115 000 viewers.

The Sunday Project had 215 000 at 6:30pm and 240 000 at 7pm. The Traitors had 221 000 viewers for episode 4, whilst NCIS: Hawaii had 122 000.

ABC had 330 000 for Inside the Sydney Opera House. Significant Others had 251 000 for its second episode, whilst Silent Witness had 182 000.

How the Networks Analysed their Own Performance



  • The 9Network and Channel 9 wins Sunday night as Australia’s No.1 network and primary channel with Total People across all key demos.
  • The Block dominated Sunday night as Australia’s No.1 program with Total People and across all key demos 
  • The Block won its timeslot with Total People across the 5 City, East Coast and in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.
  • Channel 9 took out the top 2 programs live streamed yesterday against all broadcasters, with The Block leading the way at No.1.
  • The Block recorded a Live BVOD Audience of 90,000, an increase of +26% YoY.
  • 60 Minutes nationally records its highest rating program of the year across metro & regional linear TV.
  • 60 Minutes won its timeslot with with Total People and People 25-54 across the 5 City, East Coast and in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
  • 60 Minutes recorded a Live + VOD BVOD audience of 55,000 an increase of +25% YoY.
  • 9News Sunday a timeslot winner with Total People in East Coast, Sydney and Melbourne.
  • 9News Sunday a timeslot winner with People 25-54 and GS+Child across the 5 City, East Coast and in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.
  • ICC Men’s T20 World Cup: India vs Pakistan the highest rating multi channel program of the day

Weekend Today was a timeslot winner with Total People, People 25-54 and GS+Child in Brisbane.



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