Week 21 TV: Nine back in front with best shares in four weeks

Nine back in front with NRL still to come in new week

Despite trailing Seven in primary share for the last four nights of the week, and in network share for three of the last four, Nine has won the week in both measures. The key to its wins was the final two nights of Lego Masters 2020.
Nine will now have two weeks of NRL before the AFL resumes.

Seven Week 21
Seven News was a timeslot winner at 6pm across seven nights of the week with all bulletins on 1m or higher.
However there was a fair gap until the next best – the Sunday episode of House Rules High Stakes on 641,000.
Home and Away averaged just over 600,000 and Better Homes and Gardens was just under 600,000.
Sunrise remained a breakfast winner with 296,000 across the Monday to Friday episodes.

Primary all people 17.7%
Network all people 25.8%
Multichannels 7mate 2.8% 7TWO 3.2% 7flix 2.1%

Nine Week 21
The network’s support from its multichannels was a little less powerful than it was last week. The combined share from Nine’s four multis was 8.2% compared to Seven’s three multis delivering 8.1%.
The ratings split final episode of Lego Masters drew the biggest audience of the week with 1.434m for the announcement of the winner and then 1.220m for the rest of that episode. The channel was unable to crack 500,000 from Tuesday onwards at 7.30pm.
A Current Affair was close to 743,000.
60 Minutes was on 667,000, up over 100,000 week-on-week. The revised figure though is a lot less than the audience of 725,000 that OzTAM released as the preliminary overnight number.

Primary all people 19.3%
Network all people 27.6%
Multichannels Gem 2.6%, GO! 2.6%, 9Life 2.0%, 9Rush 1.0%

10 Week 21
The primary channel is claiming #1 ranking 16-39 and 18-49, and #2 under 50 and 25-54.
The channel continues to compete strongly in the 7.30pm slot Sunday to Thursday, winning three of the five. MasterChef cracked 1m one night, did over 900,000 in three others and then came close with 898,000 on Monday. The cooking show is up 50% compared to its 2019 average.
Have You Been Paying Attention? also continues to do well on Monday with 883,000 this week, its biggest ever third episode audience.
The Project averaged just over 600,000 which is strong given its Friday numbers were under 450,000.
As the thriller The Secrets She Keeps gets close to its climax the overnight audience was over 500,000 which is a very strong result for a post-8.30pm start and up 23% week-on-week.
10 Bold was again the #1 multichannel with 4.0%.

Primary all people 14.4%
Network all people 20.6%
Multichannels 10 Bold 4.0%, 10 Peach 2.2%

ABC Week 21
For another consecutive week all 7pm news bulletins were over 800,000.
Both Death in Paradise and Australian Story just missed that mark with audiences of 798,000 and 786,000.
7.30 averaged 631,000 and Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery returned with 620,000 in the Hard Quiz timeslot.
Just short of 600,000 was the penultimate episode of Mystery Road on 572,000 and the wonderful Miriam Margolyes Almost Australian on 573,000.

Primary all people 13.0%
Network all people 17.7%
Multichannels Kids/Comedy 2.5%, News 1.6%, ME 0.6%

SBS Week 21
A new series of Who Do You Think You Are? started with Lisa Wilkinson pulling a launch audience of 416,000. Can Bert Newton do better this week?
For a change there wasn’t a train show in the top two with a repeat of King Arthur’s Britain: Truth Unearthed next best on 296,000.
Trains weren’t far away though with The World’s Most Beautiful Railway on 283,000. The final of Britain’s Cathedrals with Tony Robinson was on 281,000.

Primary all people 5.0%
Network all people 8.3%
Multichannels Viceland 1.3%, Food 1.0%, World Movies 0.9%, NITV 0.2%

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