Block best in Monday entertainment. Neighbours returns to 10.

Block best in Monday entertainment. Neighbours returns to 10.

While a stoush is taking place over early evening ratings wins, The Block took a victory last night, topping entertainment and key demos at 634,000 metro viewers.

That was comfortably ahead of MKR (534,000), Australian Story (505,000), 7:30 (500,000) and The Masked Singer (381,000) rising to 526,000 for a Sandra Sully reveal (and doubtless when some HYBPA? fans are settling in).

Later Have You Been Paying Attention? was 559,000 then a Four Corners repeat (443,000), Media Watch (406,000), Missing Persons Investigation (301,000) and The Rookie (213,000).

Yesterday also marked the return of Neighbours which drew 122,000 in its premiere slot – the exact same number The Bold & the Beautiful got in the same slot last Monday. Another 42,000 watched a 10 Peach replay.

Although Nine led in primary share, Seven network won Monday with 28.5% then Nine 27.9%, 10 19.3%, ABC 17.9% and SBS 6.3%.

Seven News was #1 at 880,000 / 861,000. The Chase drew 493,000 / 306,000 then Home & Away (455,000). The Rookie: Feds was 118,000.

Nine News (815,000 / 792,000) was best for Nine. A Current Affair won with 720,000 then Hot Seat (386,000 / 238,000). Across the network were Footy Classified (108,000) and 100% Footy (47,000).

The Project pulled 314,000 / 185,000. 10 News First was 205,000 / 144,000. Inspired Unemployed (Impractical) Jokers managed 154,000.

ABC News scored 577,000 for ABC. Q+A (212,000) and The Drum (153,000) followed.

On a tough night for SBS were SBS World News (115,000 / 96,000), Finding Your Roots (80,000), Britain’s Most Expensive Houses (40,000), Mastermind (35,000) and The World’s Most Luxurious Holidays (31,000).

Sunrise: 199,000
Today: 182,000
News Breakfast: 93,000 / 49,000

In Total TV numbers last Monday were:

The Rookie: 541,000
The Block: 1.12m
The Masked Singer: 819,000
Missing Persons Investigation: 469,000
Have You Been Paying Attention? 1.01m
Media Watch:
689,000
MKR
: 984,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 18 September 2023