Week 31 TV: Rural love shortage costs Seven another winning week

Natalie Gruzlewski

• The return of a new season of Australian Ninja Warrior was key to Nine’s primary channel win

Seven ended its primary channel winning streak last week, but there wasn’t much in it. Nine was just 0.2 of a point ahead of Seven in primary channel share, but Seven managed to win as #1 network, keeping its network winning streak intact for an eighth consecutive week.

Nine Week 31

Primary share: 20.2%
Network share: 28.4%
Multichannels: GO! 2.6% Gem 2.4% 9Life 2.0% 9Rush 1.1%

The return of a new season of Australian Ninja Warrior was key to Nine’s primary channel win with the show launching with over 1m a week ago.
Ninja Warrior and Nine News gave Nine five spots in the week 31 top 10.

Seven Week 31

Primary share: 20.0%
Network share: 30.0%
Multichannels: 7TWO 3.5% 7mate 4.7% 7flix 1.9%

Farmer Wants a Wife and AFL kept Seven positioned as the #1 network. But no local reality franchise on Tuesday was the difference between a primary channel win and second place. An extra dose of rural love from Farmer Wants a Wife might have sealed the deal. However we continue to acknowledge Seven’s almost biblical ratings resurrection after many had written the channel, the network, and even the business, off this year.
Too much AFL is never enough with four successive primetime games from Wednesday to Saturday giving Seven four consecutive winning nights.

ABC Week 31

Primary share: 11.8%
Network share: 16.6%
Multichannels: Kids/Comedy 2.6% ME 0.4% News 1.8%

10 Week 31

Primary share 10.1%
Network share: 16.3%
Multichannels: Bold 4.0% Peach 2.3%

Even though 10 recorded its lowest primary all people survey share of the year, it still had several highlights.
Both Bachelor in Paradise and Have You Been Paying Attention? secured five of the top 10 spots for shows under 50.
For the second week in a row, 10 Play achieved its biggest week ever with Bachelor In Paradise the clear #1 show on BVOD.

SBS Week 31

Primary share: 5.1%
Network share: 8.7%
Multichannels: Viceland 1.5% Food 0.8% NITV 0.2% World Movies 1.1%

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