Seven was again unbeatable in week 29 as we move into the second half of the survey year.
Audiences have again shown how dedicated they are to a show once they invest their time in the first couple of episodes.
The penultimate week of the major mid-year reality franchises have all had consistent crowds across the week. MasterChef led the way with not a lot separating The Voice and Big Brother. The metro numbers for the episodes screened last week were:
MasterChef 1,047 – 1,010,000
The Voice 748,000 – 744,000 – 739,000
Big Brother 723,000 – 714,000 – 711,000
Seven Week 29
Seven again won the week with its primary and network performance allowing it to claim a win all people and key demos.
Seven’s week got off to a brilliant start with a Sunday win thanks to Murder in the Outback and then finished strongly again with AFL also a contributor.
Primary all people 21.1% (Last week 19.9%)
Network all people 29.5% (28.8%)
Multichannels 7TWO 3.3% (3.3%) 7mate 3.4% (3.5%) 7flix 1.8% (1.9%)
Nine Week 29
Nine was a clear second, and it didn’t have a lot of timeslot winners.
A Current Affair was its best competitor in primetime, winning at 7pm across six nights of the week.
Primary all people 19.1% (Last week 18.5%)
Network all people 27.4% (27.2%)
Multichannels GO! 2.5% (2.6%), Gem 2.5% (2.6%), 9Life 2.1% (2.2%), 9Rush 1.1% (1.2%)
10 Week 29
MasterChef continued its winning way as the #1 non-news show of the week with both episodes over 1m.
10 claimed domination of the demos with six of the top 10 shows in under 50s, 16 to 39s and 18 to 49s and four of the top 10 in 25 to 54s. This included the top four shows in under 50s, 25 to 54s and 18 to 49s and the top five shows in 16 to 39s, thanks to MasterChef Australia, Have You Been Paying Attention? and Bachelor in Paradise.
The network is reporting 26 consecutive weeks of year-on-year audience growth.
Primary all people 12.6% (Last week 12.0%)
Network all people 18.5% (18.2%)
Multichannels 10 Bold 3.6% (4.0%) 10 Peach 2.2% (2.3%)
ABC Week 29
ABC News averaged over 800,000 for its weekday 7pm bulletins.
The return of Hard Quiz was next best with 706,000.
The broadcaster’s other programs over 600,000 were 7.30, The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, Vera and Back Roads.
Primary all people 11.1% (Last week 11.7%)
Network all people 15.9% (16.5%)
Multichannels Kids/Comedy 2.5% (2.5%), News 1.7% (1.9%), ME 0.5% (0.5%)
SBS Week 29
The final episode of Tony Robinson’s World by Rail had the biggest audience with 363,000.
The only other show over 300,000 was the start of Michael Portillo’s Great Asian Railway Journeys.
Primary all people 5.2% (Last week 5.6%)
Network all people 8.7% (9.4%)
Multichannels Viceland 1.4% (1.4%), Food 0.9% (1.0%), NITV 0.1% (0.2%), World Movies 1.1% (1.2%)