Seven's 800 Words a winner; The Block hits mid-week high

Rachael Micallef
By Rachael Micallef | 21 October 2015

Seven's 800 Words continued its strong ratings run, picking up the highest non-news program of the night while Nine's The Block hit a mid-week high.

Seven's drama series, starring renowned Australian actor Erik Thomson, was also the second most watched program overall with 1.019 million people tuning in, according to the overnight OzTam ratings.

The show has been consistently within the top watched shows since it launched in September.

Seven's reality show X Factor also continued to storm the ratings with 1.003 million viewers, and was the fourth most watch program of the night.

Nine's the Block had its highest Tuesday of the series with 969,000 viewers. The network's showing of first run The Big Bang Theory also picked up 905,000 viewers and was the ninth most watched show of the night.

A documentary film by the late Neil Lawrence and Mitzi Goldman – Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation – aired last night on the ABC with the program gaining a five city metro overnight audience of 375,000.

By demographic, The Block topped the 16-39 and the 18-49 age brackets while The Big Bang Theory snagged top spot with the 25-54 age bracket.

Seven won the night on 30.9% audience share, followed by Nine on 27.7% audience share. Ten picked up 18.2% audience share, ahead of the ABC on 17.7% audience share and SBS on 5.6%.

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