The Block’s viewership has reportedly dropped this season.
According to a report from The Daily Telegraph, the decline can be attributed to the increasing number of complaints about the show becoming a “one-big-ad” program.
The Scott Cam-hosted show typically dominates the ratings competition, and it often rules over its rivals on Seven and Ten.
However, last week, My Kitchen Rules was able to pull in the top spot, with over 600,000 viewers in the five cities.
The Block, which has been on the air for 19 seasons, came in second with 526,000 viewers, a 20 percent decrease from last year.
Although the show’s season-ending episode was able to bring in over a million viewers, its viewership has dropped since season 14.
The rise of My Kitchen Rules has led to better ratings for the show’s Sunday room reveal episodes.
In third place, was Ten’s new improv show, Thank God You’re Here, which attracted 463,000 viewers.
The figures for the Nine Network’s tentpole program are reportedly lower than last year.
In the season-opener of 2022, The Block was able to attract 867k viewers, while MKR had 503k and The Masked Singer with 598k viewers.
An industry insider noted that the show’s decline is a major issue for Nine as it is meant to wrap up the year.