‘The Block’ beats rugby in ratings

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THE Canberra Origin 3 audience was more than 35,000 viewers down on the 110,910 who watched Origin 2, reports Grey Advertising in its weekly media newsletter “Eye on Media”.

This is despite record national ratings for the game which hit a peak of 4.825 million (five city metro and regional).

WIN won’t be too unhappy, though, as the top show for the week was The Block’s winner announcement, with more than 93,000 viewers. Unlike last year, all four of the properties sold, with the winners taking home what is believed to be the largest cash prize ever awarded on Australian television.

Top 20 programs – Canberra 1 – 7 July 2012

# Program Channel Audience

1 THE BLOCK – WINNER ANNOUNCED WIN 93,038

2 STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 3RD – MATCH, WIN 75,648

3 THE BLOCK – AUCTION WIN 71,582

4 THE BLOCK – GRAND FINAL WIN 60,376

5 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA – WED SC TEN 43,474

6 AUSTRALIAN STORY ABC1 43,453

7 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA – THURS SC TEN 43,341

8 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA – MON SC TEN 41,693

9 HAMISH & ANDY’S EURO GAP YEAR WIN 41,076

10 STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE, QLD V NSW 3RD – PRE MATCH WIN 40,888

11 DOWNTON ABBEY Prime7 38,332

12 JOANNA LUMLEY’S GREEK ODYSSEY ABC1 37,637

13 NATIONAL NEWS – SUNDAY WIN 37,213

14 WIN NEWS WIN 36,814

15 STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE, QLD V NSW 3RD – POST MATCH WIN 36,745

16 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA – TUES SC TEN 36,574

17 GARDENING AUSTRALIA ABC1 36,189

18 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Prime7 34,359

19 ABC NEWS – SAT ABC1 34,349

20 DEATH IN PARADISE ABC1 34,163

Source: Regional TAM, All people, Overnight data.

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