Raise a glass: The Block Glasshouse reaches new heights

By (incomplete) | 18 August 2014

The Block Glasshouse rose to new heights last night, winning its biggest audience to date – 1.498 million.

Nine's reno show scored a convincing win in the free-to-air TV ratings, winning 2,000 more viewers across Australia's five metro areas than its previous series high a week earlier.

Seven's The X Factor, which went head to head with The Block, won 1.129 million viewers, making it the fourth most-watched program, according to preliminary overnight ratings figures from OzTam.

Meanwhile, Ten's Bondi Vet, also in the 6.30pm timeslot, won an audience of 393,000, putting it in 16th position.

It was a dead heat between Seven and Nine for the biggest audience share, with both winning 31.4%. The ABC took 17.8% and Ten took 14.9%.

The second outing of ABC1's Anzac Girls made the top 10, with 875,000 viewers putting it in eighth spot.

US crime drama series Castle, on Seven, pulled in 561,000 viewers, and Bond movie Casino Royale, on Nine, won an audience of 547,000, making them the 11th and 12th most-watched programs.

Completing the top 10 was Nine News, in second spot with 1.321 million viewers, Seven News, third with 1.260 million, Nine's 60 Minutes, fifth with 1.056 million, Seven's Sunday Night, sixth with 1.021 million, Grand Designs on ABC1, seventh with 969,000, ABC News, ninth with 828,000 and ABC News Update, 10th with 774,000.

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