Only a handful of shows bucked a trend last night as daylight saving and ‘Cup weekend’ in Melbourne saw a viewing downturn across the board.
But The Block, 60 Minutes, Grand Designs, Poldark and a low-ranking Modern Family were on track with -or better than- last Sunday.
The Block topped the night with 1.18m well ahead of the competition and topping the demos. The X Factor lost 76,000 on last Sunday to finish in third place at 676,000 -its lowest audience so far. All Star Family Feud trailed at 330,000.
60 Minutes at 883,000 was well ahead of Sunday Night 486,000, albeit with a 20 minute head start.
Without a big franchise TEN struggled overall with a disappointing network share.
Nine easily won Sunday with 34.5% then Seven 27.9%, ABC 17.0%, TEN 14.3% and SBS 6.3%.
The Block was #1 with 1.18m for Nine then Nine News (1.02m), 60 Minutes (883,000) and Events that Changed the Noughties (457,000).
Seven News (997,000) led for Seven followed by The X Factor (676,000) and Sunday Night(486,000).
ABC News (822,000) was best for ABC followed by Grand Designs: House of the Year (708,000) and Poldark (532,000). Compass was 273,000 and Wolf Hall was 254,000.
TEN could not rise above Modern Family (421,000 / 244,000). Movie: Red was 331,000, All Star Family Feud was just 330,000 and TEN Eyewitness News was 328,000.
On SBS it was The Great Human Odyssey (221,000), I Am JFK Jnr (188,000) and SBS World News (176,000).
Shaun the Sheep showed up multichannels at 230,000.