The Block ratings soar ‘sky high’

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CANBERRA viewers prefer reality home improvement shows to major sporting events, new ratings data shows. 

"The Block" cast
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The audience WIN gained from the first State of Origin game dropped, with the network losing 5 per cent of its audience during peak viewing.

Viewers instead switched back to Prime, with the network growing 4.6 per cent thanks to the House Rules: Reveal episode which pulled in just under 52,000 viewers – a growth of 45 per cent, and audience growth in other shows like Packed to the Rafters and Better Homes and Gardens.

In the week beginning June 2, the Socceroos took on Japan, with the game only pulling in 16,500 viewers.

Their game against Jordan in Melbourne was an improvement, pulling in just under 35,000 viewers. This was SBS’s most-viewed program all week with a 109 per cent increase in viewers. Southern Cross Ten felt the biggest back lash from the game with a 48 per cent drop – from 33,000 to 17,000 – in audience share during NCIS.

Top 20 programs – Canberra 09 – 15 JUNE 2013

1 THE BLOCK SKY HIGH -THU WIN 54,496
2 HOUSE RULES-REVEAL PRIME7 51,501
3 THE BLOCK SKY HIGH -SUN WIN 49,047
4 THE BLOCK SKY HIGH -WED WIN 46,537
5 THE BLOCK SKY HIGH -MON WIN 43,801
6 WIN NEWS WIN 42,678
7 PACKED TO THE RAFTERS PRIME7 41,975
8 THE BLOCK SKY HIGH -TUE WIN 41,721
9 NATIONAL NEWS WIN 41,666
10 THE BLOCK SKY HIGH UNLOCKED WIN 41,489
11 NATIONAL NEWS SUNDAY WIN 40,832
12 HOUSE RULES-WED PRIME7 38,827
13 ADAM HILLS TONIGHT-EV ABC1 37,557
14 DEATH IN PARADISE-EV ABC1 37,398
15 QI-EV ABC1 35,969
16 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS PRIME7 34,700
17 THE VOICE -MON WIN 34,516
18 FIFA WCQ: AUS V JOR MATCH SBS1 34,438
19 GRAND DESIGNS-EV ABC1 34,028
20 HOUSE RULES-THU PRIME7 31,040 

Source: Regional TAM, All  people, Overnight data.

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