Week 34 TV: Farmer and footy powers Seven back into top spot

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Farmer Wants a Wife Sunday was the non-news hit with 853,000

It’s the last week of ratings for the year (except maybe the very end of November) without The Block boosting Nine’s share. Seven took advantage of the lull and claimed the week with Farmer Wants a Wife keeping it competitive early in the week and then the AFL on Friday and Saturday night giving it the lift to overhaul Nine.

Seven Week 34

Primary share: 19.4% (18.9%)
Network share: 28.9% (28.7%)
Multichannels: 7TWO 3.5% (3.7%) 7mate 3.7% (4.1%) 7flix 2.3% (2.1%)

Farmer Wants a Wife Sunday was the non-news hit with 853,000 which was also up week-on-week from 814,000. Farmer Monday did 719,000.

Other non-news primetime offerings in the 500,000+ club wereThe Lindy Tapes (574,000), Home and Away (565,000), Saturday AFL (648,000) and Better Homes and Gardens (556,000).

When factoring in the regional Farmer Wants a Wife Sunday audience Seven is able to claim it as the #1 entertainment show for the week.

Nine Week 34

Primary share: 18.7% (19.6%)
Network share: 27.1% (27.8)%
Multichannels: GO! 2.4% (2.4%) Gem 2.5% (2.4%) 9Life 2.3% (2.2%) 9Rush 1.2% (1.2%)

The Ninja Warrior spin-offs helped the channel win the first three nights of the primary week. Nine was then level with Seven on Wednesday and then slipped behind on the remaining three nights. The Ninja Warrior franchise peaked on Sunday with 877,000 for the first part of State of Origin but then dipped to 735,000 for part two and 624,000 for Australia vs The World. Emergency was the only other non-news primetime show over half a million with 519,000.

ABC Week 34

Primary share: 13.2% (12.7%)
Network share: 18.0% (17.3%)
Multichannels: Kids/Comedy 2.6% (2.5%) ME 0.4% (0.4%) News 1.8% (1.7%)
Hard Quiz had another cracking week with 737,000.

Also among the channel’s best were Vera(657,000), Mad As Hell (649,000), Shetland 624,000, Brush with Fame (613,000) and Australian Story (586,000).

10 Week 34

Primary share 10.8% (11.6%)
Network share: 16.9% (17.7%)
Multichannels: Bold 3.9% (3.8%) Peach 2.2% (2.2%)

Both reveal segments of The Masked Singer were over 900,000 while the Monday and Tuesday first parts of the episodes did 767,000 and 806,000.

Have You Been Paying Attention? climbed back over 700,000. The two Bachelor episodes returned audiences of 672,000 and 591,000.

Saturday has long been a stinker for the primary channel and it hit a new 2020 low for any night with a share of 4.9%.

10’s true performance for advertisers is again revealed in the under 50 numbers where the shows mentioned above fill seven of the top 10.

SBS Week 34

Primary share: 5.6% (5.0%)
Network share: 9.1% (8.5%)
Multichannels: Viceland 1.4% (1.5%) Food 1.0% (0.9%) NITV 0.2% (0.1%) World Movies 1.0% (1.0%)

The World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys might have surprised some people in that it wasn’t yet another Michael Portillo series. This time it was Bill Nighy narrating (he was only heard and not seen) as the first episode took 364,000 viewers on a spell binding trip across Norway.

Portillo’s Great Asian Railway Journeys wasn’t too far behind though with 332,000 watching him cross Indonesia. Also doing well again this week was the second episode of Sydney’s Super Tunnelon 292,000.

* Figures in brackets are Week 33 shares

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