Week 25 TV ratings: Shares – primary and network
ABC 12.5 % (17.2%)
Seven 20.0% (29.7%)
Nine 18.8% (27.0%)
10 11.0% (18.3%)
SBS 4.6% (7.8%)
Seven’s network winning streak has stretched to eight consecutive weeks with a Week 25 TV ratings win. Seven has also returned to #1 primary channel champ after Nine claimed that last week. However Seven has maintained its long leadership in network share, after even claiming Origin Week – Week 24.
Underpinning Seven’s performance was its leadership in news with 6pm domination M-F and also across the morning hours with Sunrise and the Morning Show.
The AFL continues to drive audiences to the network with primetime football on Sunday, Friday and Saturday this week. The Friday match had the week’s biggest crowd with 651,000 watching Geelong snatch victory with a kick after the siren.
Big Brother Tuesday had the biggest entertainment audience for the broadcaster with 617,000. Home and Away had a similar-sized crowd for its average across the week at 7pm – 616,000.
With help from the AFL in Perth, 7mate was #1 ranked multichannel for the week on 4.1%. 7mate was close behind on 3.7%, ranking #3 multi overall behind 10Bold.
The primary channel recorded its equal-lowest primary share since January.
Nine News trailed Seven News on weekdays, but Nine had the biggest 6pm audiences on Sunday and Saturday during the week.
Nine’s next best TV ratings performance was the final two nights of Celebrity Apprentice Australia. No surprise perhaps that a Nine celebrity manage to win, but Shaynna Blaze certainly looked like she was being targeted by Lord Sugar early on in the series and then she raised an extraordinary amount of money. The boardroom segment of the final two episodes drew audiences of 718,000 and 711,000. The main part of those two episodes were both close to 630,000.
A Current Affair averaged 687,000 for the week, down from 723,000 in Week 24.
The best of the rest was Travel Guides on 647,000, while 60 Minutes was on 482,000 – down from 585,000 the week prior.
The primary channel was sitting on its equal-lowest primary share since April.
Have You Been Paying Attention? did great business again with 660,000 on Monday night.
MasterChef Australia performed strongest on Wednesday night with 590,000. The smallest audience of the five nights was 559,000.
The other primetime properties over 300,000 were The Project 7pm on 449,000 and The Living Room on 317,000.
The much-discussed Four Corners episode about QAnon had the biggest audience for the week with 724,000. That audience also makes it the most-watched Four Corners episode of the year.
Hard Quiz and the 7pm news were both close to 670,000. The other programs over 600,000 were Australian Story with 661,000 and Media Watch getting a Four Corners boost on 609,000.
The Malcolm Turnbull edition of Who Do You Think You Are? commanded the biggest crowd with 294,000 on Monday. There was a big gap in the TV ratings rankings before the next best performer – the final episode of Robson Green: Walking Hadrian’s Wall on 202,000.