For a while week 20 looked like being a repeat of the previous week. After Nine started strongly, Seven pulled it back and looked like it was headed for victory after six nights saw them with a lead of 0.5. Seven did win and rank #1 primary, however a strong Saturday night from Nine which included a Disney Family Singalong special and the Mama Mia! movie saw them narrow the gap to just 0.1.
Nine also did well enough to be able to claim a network win with a lead of 0.5 over Seven.
10 has claimed a key demo victory for its primary channel.
Seven Week 20
Seven News won the network numbers for six nights of the week which laid the groundwork for the channel’s #1 ranking.
Home and Away was on 623,000 at 7pm.
Seven’s improved Sunday share was powered by a double episode of House Rules High Stakes.
Better Homes and Gardens had a better week with 629,000.
Sunrise saw its average audience back above 300,000.
Primary all people 18.2%
Network all people 26.6%
Multichannels 7mate 3.3% 7TWO 3.1% 7flix 2.0%
Nine Week 20
A close finish in the primary race, but the network share was a winner thanks to being the only commercial broadcaster with four multichannels – a combined share of 9.0%.
Both episodes of Lego Masters were over 1.2m, with just two left to wrap the season in week 21.
Saturday News was a winner and A Current Affair averaged over 700,000.
60 Minutes was its only other program over half a million with 550,000, but it was a lousy result by the program’s own high standards.
Primary all people 18.1%
Network all people 27.1%
Multichannels Gem 2.9%, GO! 2.8%, 9Life 2.2%, 9Rush 1.1%
10 Week 20
Although ranking third all people for its primary channel, 10 is claiming #1 channel in under 50s in prime time plus #1 channel in all key age groups (16 to 39s, 25 to 54s and 18 to 49s). 10 Bold was also #1 multichannel.
One episode of MasterChef was over 1m viewers. The channel had six of the top eight entertainment shows of the week. (Five MasterChef and Have You Been Paying Attention?)
The Sunday Project was the channel’s next best with 614,000 its second-best episode ever.
How to Stay Married and The Secrets She Keeps both held over 400,000 in their later timeslots with MasterChef lead-ins.
Primary all people 14.3%
Network all people 20.3%
Multichannels 10 Bold 3.9%, 10 Peach 2.1%
ABC Week 20
All 7pm news bulletins averaged over 800,000.
Death in Paradise (804,000) and Hard Quiz series final (756,000) were the most-watched non-news shows.
Primary all people 13.0%
Network all people 17.6%
Multichannels Kids/Comedy 2.3%, News 1.6%, ME 0.5%
SBS Week 20
Two railway shows both pushed above 300,000 to lead the week – Great American Railroad Journeys on 309,000 and The World’s Most Beautiful Railway on 306,000.
Next best was Britain’s Cathedrals with Tony Robinson on 286,000.
Primary all people 5.2%
Network all people 8.5%
Multichannels Viceland 1.2%, Food 1.0%, World Movies 0.9%, NITV 0.2%