TV Ratings Week 6: Nine wins last week of summer survey

Nine finished the week on a primary share of 22.3%, 2.0 ahead of Seven.

The final week of summer survey has seen Nine a clear winner in both primary and combined channel share.

Nine finished the week on a primary share of 22.3%, 2.0 ahead of Seven in second place.

Nine has won the final four weeks of the six weeks of summer survey to fall in 2019. Seven won the first two.

Nine’s audience magnet this past fortnight has been season six of Married At First Sight. The format supplied the four most-watched shows in week six with all of them over 1m metro viewers. The biggest audience was on Wednesday with 1.28m watching the first dinner party.

Nine News and 60 Minutes also found a home in the week six top 10.

Seven’s best were its 6pm news bulletins and then My Kitchen Rules. The cooking show just made it to 800,000 or slightly better this week. The biggest of the four episodes was broadcast on Monday to 840,000.

The instant kitchen episodes featuring the first group are down significantly year-on-year. In week six 2018, the four episodes of My Kitchen Rules screened were the four most-watched shows of the week with all of them over 1.1m.

The biggest audience on 10 was watching I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! on Thursday. It did 835,000 for part of the episode and helped the channel win the night, its second victory so far in 2019.

10’s second best program also screened on Thursday, the FTA season launch of Gogglebox, which did 701,000.

Eurovision hosts Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey

SBS enjoyed a strong audience for its Eurovision – Australia Decides special which looks like becoming a regular part of the SBS schedule.

The broadcaster split the show into two for the ratings and both parts performed well:

The Songs: 377,000 (Metro 282,000, Regional 95,000)

The Votes: 359,000 (Metro 261,000, Regional 98,000)

Those are bigger audiences than the broadcaster had for the Eurovision semifinals last year.

It also gave SBS a share of 8.5% on Saturday night, its best result since the 2018 World Cup.

Top photo: Nine’s first Married At First Sight dinner party 

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