Week 30 TV ratings: Seven surges from behind again to win

• AFL was key to Seven’s wins on Friday and Saturday

Nine started the week with a blast from three nights of semi final action on Australian Ninja Warrior, but Seven then claimed the next four nights and had enough momentum to win the week.

AFL was key to Seven’s wins on Friday and Saturday, while programs as different as The Front Bar and Britain’s Got Talent helped it across the line on Wednesday and Thursday.

Seven had the #1 news bulletins across the seven days and the #1 breakfast show across seven days. Sunrise had a winning weekday metro average of 266,000.

Seven’s biggest non-news program was the Winner Announced portion of House Rules on 827,000. The rest of the season final did 720,000.

Seven also had the #1 multichannel with 7mate on 3.6%.

Seven also had the best share of live commercial BVOD viewing – 45.4%.

In the year-to-date all people combined primetime channel shares, Seven maintains a narrow lead on 29.8%, with Nine on 29.5% and 10 back in fourth spot on 16.5%.

As mentioned previously, Nine’s best was three episodes of Ninja Warrior with audiences of 997,000, 942,000 and 884,000.

A Current Affair was the 7pm champ again on 721,000 – exactly 100,000 ahead of Home And Away on 621,000 with The Project 7pm on 475,000.

60 Minutes was again the best of the Sunday current affairs programs with 644,000 with Sunday Night on 458,000.

Nine ranked #1 with VOD viewing with a share of 45.3%.

Although 10 remains the third-ranked commercial network, it lifted both primary channel and network share week-on-week.

The channel’s biggest audiences came from the lowest-rating ever MasterChef final and the best-ever launch of Australian Survivor. Across the board in key demos 10 was competitive with six of the top 10 shows under 50, seven of the top 10 18-49 and six of the top 10 16-39.

The Living Room celebrated its 300th episode on Friday night and was up 14% week-on-week to 397,000.

10 Bold was the #2 multichannel and, get this, posted its 26th week of consecutive year-on-year growth.

The ABC’s best was again Anh’s Brush With Fame on 721.000 followed by Back Roads on 642,000 and then Mad As Hell on 616,000.

On SBS The Handmaid’s Tale drew the best audience with 227,000, followed closely by Insight on 218,000.

The third and final week of the Tour de France was a consistent performer each night after 9.30pm with an average of over 150,000 with a best of 205,000 on a rain delayed Saturday night.

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