Block leads while Married at First Sight sees stunted debut

Rachael Micallef
By Rachael Micallef | 20 October 2015

Nine's reality show The Block has continued its strong run clocking up 1.078 million viewers last night but the network's launch of the UK version of Married at First Sight has seen a lacklustre result.

The Block was the top watched non-news program and the second most watched show over all, according to the overnight OzTam figures.

The series also picked up the top spot by demographic, leading the pack in the 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54 age brackets.

However Nine's launch of the UK version of Married at First Sight has pulled in 569,000 viewers as the 19th most show of the night. The debut of the Australian version earlier this year picked up 1.13 million viewers after the controversial show made headlines across the country.

Seven's X Factor was the fourth most watched show of the night pulling in 1.028 million viewers last night.

ABC's Four Corners was the ninth most watched show on the night on 855,000 viewers.

Meanwhile Seven's programming of episode one of The Big Bang Theory, which the network bought the distribution rights to earlier this year, was the 20th most watched show of the night with 560,000 viewers tuning in.

Seven won the night on 28.8% audience share, while Nine followed on 27.3% audience share. ABC had 21.0% audience share, Ten picked up 17.7% audience share and SBS followed on 5.2%.

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. 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. Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs.

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