Week 33 TV: Ninja Warrior final gives Nine power to win the week

Ninja Warrior Final Three

• 7mate was again the top ranked multichannel

Nine has recorded its third consecutive primary channel win.

But Seven was the winner of combined channel share – for the ninth time in the past 10 weeks.

It was a different week with Nine dominating Sunday and Monday primary share, winning again on Thursday, 10 winning Tuesday and then Seven winning Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

10 might be disappointed with what they were calling its biggest week of the year. Share was up week-on-week, but the primary channel recorded its third-lowest performance since Easter.

Nine Week 33

Primary share: 19.6% (19.9%)
Network share: 27.8 (28.7)%
Multichannels: GO! 2.4% (2.9%) Gem 2.4% (2.5%) 9Life 2.2% (2.2%) 9Rush 1.2% (1.2%)

Just two episodes of Australian Ninja Warrior, but it was enough to build up a lead on Sunday and Monday that held for the rest of the week. Helping the channel stay ahead was News, A Current Affair, NRL, 60 Minutes, Emergency and Paramedics.

Seven Week 33

Primary share: 18.9% (18.7%)
Network share: 28.7% (28.5%)
Multichannels: 7TWO 3.7% (3.7%) 7mate 4.1% (3.9%) 7flix 2.1% (2.2%)

Seven News again delivered for the channel with Farmer Wants a Wife the second choice for viewers at 7.30pm with audiences of 814,000 Sunday and 696,000 Monday. Home and Away, Better Homes and Gardens and AFL were the other shows over 500,000.

7mate was again the top ranked multichannel thanks in part to a big Perth AFL audience on Saturday.

ABC Week 33

Primary share: 12.7% (12.8%)
Network share: 17.3% (17.6%)
Multichannels: Kids/Comedy 2.5% (2.4%) ME 0.4% (0.5%) News 1.7% (2.0%)

Hard Quiz and Anh’s Brush with Fame led the charge with both episodes over 700,000 this week. Vera got close with 696,000.

10 Week 33

Primary share 11.6% (10.0%)
Network share: 17.7% (16.0%)
Multichannels: Bold 3.8% (3.8%) Peach 2.2% (2.2%)

While all people share didn’t set any highs, the audience did tune in under 50 allowing the broadcaster to claim six of the top 10 under 50 and seven of the top 10 16-39. The Masked Singer Australia was down year-on-year as it debuted its second season. The second episode performed best with 820,000 as it was free of major franchise competition on either Seven or Nine on Tuesday.

It was a tough week for news staff at the channel, and the fact that the 5pm and 6pm bulletins continue to grow year-on-year might have made those facing redundancy all the more puzzled.

SBS Week 33

Primary share: 5.0% (5.6%)
Network share: 8.5% (9.2%)
Multichannels: Viceland 1.5% (1.4%) Food 0.9% (0.9%) NITV 0.1% (0.2%) World Movies 1.0% (1.0%)

Great Asian Railways Journeys was again by far the best performer with 298,000. Next on the ratings radar was a replay of Tony Robinson: Britain’s Ancient Tracks on 227,000.

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