The Block smashes its competition as Sunday throws up eight-strong million club

By AdNews | 25 August 2014

The Block Glasshouse has smashed through the million mark with the renovation show drawing in 1.56 million viewers, on a night where the top eight shows all cracked the million mark, according to consolidated metropolitan preliminary overnight ratings figures from OzTam.

The Block topped the night, trumping news shows on Nine and Seven, which came in second and third respectively on audiences of 1.31 million and 1.26 million.

Seven's X Factor Live show came in fourth spot, drawing in 1.18 million viewers.

Nine's 60 Minutes followed with 1.10 million viewers, while the third episode of the ABC's six part series ANZAC Girls came in sixth spot bringing in 1.07 million viewers, coming in ahead of Seven's Sunday Night program which just scrapped over a million with 1.01 million viewers.

The Nine Network won the night overall, taking 32.7% of the total free-to-air audience share, trumping Seven which took in 29.2% of the audience share in the five metro cities.

The ABC just pipped Network Ten taking in 16.9% compared to Ten's 16.7% of total audience share.

ABC programs rounded out the top ten with Grand Designs Revisited drawing in 1.005 million viewers with The ABC News update following in ninth on 837,000, with tenth spot going to ABC News with an audience of 829,000.

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