The unstoppable Block Glasshouse pushes The Bachelor and cop shows aside

By (incomplete) | 21 August 2014
The 'bachelorettes' are left standing as The Block cruises to the top

Nine led the pack in the free-to-air battle last night, taking out the top three most-watched programs with news and The Block Glasshouse.

But it wasn't enough for the network to win the night overall, as it came a close second to Seven's 31.4% total audience share, taking 28.2%. Ten was third with 20.4%.

The Block Glasshouse again proved unstoppable, coming in with the third biggest free-to-air audience across Australia's five metro areas, with 1.056 million viewers.

Seven's double dose of cop shows took out spots six and nine, with The Force – Behind the Line winning an audience of 1.010 million and Border Security taking 905,000.

Leading the way for Ten was gameshow Family Feud, in 12th spot with an audience of 681,000, according to preliminary overnight ratings figures from OzTam.

Ten's The Bachelor, which went head to head with The Block Glasshouse at 7.30pm, pulled in 640,000 viewers, and Wonderland finished 20th with 532,000 viewers.

The most-watched program was Nine News, with an audience of 1.124 million, followed by Nine News at 6.30 with 1.102 million.

Completing the top 10 was Seven News, fourth with 1.045 million viewers, Nine's A Current Affair, fifth with 1.036 million, Seven's Today Tonight, seventh with 991,000, Home and Away on Seven, eighth with 906,000, and Seven's Criminal Minds, 10th with 879,000.

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