It took Seven a little longer to dominate in week 28, but it got there eventually. The primary channel and the network eventually won a night on Thursday and then won Friday and Saturday too, taking top spot in week-to-date share on Friday.
Seven’s share was down marginally week-on-week, as was 10 with ABC steady. Both Nine and SBS climbed a little higher.
Seven Week 28
Seven’s 6pm news bulletins dominated the week with all parts of every day averaging over 1m viewers.
Big Brother was the next most-watched program with the Tuesday episode scraping into the top 20 all people with 695,000.
The Chase, Home and Away and then the Thursday night and Friday night AFL matches were next.
Primary all people 19.9% (Last week 20.2%)
Network all people 28.8% (28.8%)
Multichannels 7TWO 3.3% (3.3%) 7mate 3.5% (3.4%) 7flix 1.9% (1.8%)
Nine Week 28
Share climbed marginally week-on-week, but not enough to challenge Seven’s leadership.
After Nine News, The Voice Sunday was the next best with 809,000.
Other highlights included 60 Minutes on 667,000 and the return of a new series of Emergency on 544,000.
Primary all people 18.5% (Last week 18.0%)
Network all people 27.2% (26.5%)
Multichannels GO! 2.6% (2.7%), Gem 2.6% (2.4%), 9Life 2.2% (2.1%), 9Rush 1.2% (1.3%)
10 Week 28
MasterChef Australia: Back to Win continues to bat well above recent averages with all three episodes in the top 10 with audiences of 949,000 or more.
The only other shows to crack 500,000 were Have You Been Paying Attention? on 767,000, The Sunday Project 7pm on 530,000 and The Project weekday 7pm on 503,000.
ABC Week 28
The weekday and Saturday 7pm ABC News both had audiences close to 800,000.
7.30 was next best on 622,000 with Back Roads not far behind on 598,000.
Also over half a million were The Weekly with Charlie Pickering and Grand Designs.
Primary all people 11.7% (Last week 11.7%)
Network all people 16.5% (16.8%)
Multichannels Kids/Comedy 2.5% (2.6%), News 1.9% (2.0%), ME 0.5% (0.5%)
SBS Week 28
The season final of Who Do You Think You Are? ranked #1 with 305,000. Our report last week of an audience of 472,000 for the Troy Cassar-Daley episode was the national audience (metro + regional), but it wasn’t a season high.
Next best was Tony Robinson’s World by Rail on 303,000.
Primary all people 5.6% (Last week 5.2%)
Network all people 9.4% (8.9%)
Multichannels Viceland 1.4% (1.4%), Food 1.0% (0.9%), NITV 0.2% (0.2%), World Movies 1.2% (1.2%)