Week 43 TV: AFL night Grand Final blasts Seven off the charts

AFL Grand Final

Seven has posted its best network and primary channel shares of the year.

It was the week where Seven’s Saturday night programming changed everything. Seven had a narrow lead after six nights in week 43 – 28.1% to Nine’s 27.8%. However, after Saturday night’s AFL night Grand Final, Seven pushed away and ended up with a winning network share of 35.1%. That was the second-best network weekly share of the year after Nine posted a 40.1% share during the Australian Open tennis in January.

More on Seven’s AFL stats here.

Seven Week 43

Primary share: 27.3% (20.7%)
Network share: 35.1% (30.0%)
Multichannels: 7TWO 2.9% (3.3%) 7mate 3.0% (4.1%) 7flix 1.9% (1.9%)

The network posted its best network and primary channel shares of the year.

The AFL Grand Final national audience of 3,812,000 was the biggest in four years. The metro audience of 2,979,000 was up 36% year-on-year.

Seven’s next best audience not connected with pre or post-match coverage on Saturday was the Saturday 6pm News on 1.017m.

Best non-news and non-sport offering was the first week of SAS Australia with the launch episode on 834,000 Monday and the second episode on 795,000 Tuesday.

The AFL Brownlow Medal coverage on the first night of Week 43 had 654,000 watching.

Home and Away averaged 522,000 and The Chase at 5.30pm was on 504,000.

Nine Week 43

Primary share: 17.4% (19.7%)
Network share: 25.3% (27.5)%
Multichannels: GO! 2.4% (2.4%) Gem 2.6% (2.3%) 9Life 1.9% (1.8%) 9Rush 1.0% (1.2%)

Nine will get its NRL Grand Final boost in the Week 44 data. Meantime its best this week was The Block Sunday with 1.008/1.079m. The other three episodes from Monday to Wednesday were on, in order, 785,000; 793,000 and 808,000.

A Current Affair averaged 694,000 and 60 Minutes was on 519,000.

Next best was the surprise hit The Trump Show with 486,000. 

10 Week 43

Primary share 10.3% (11.3%)
Network share: 16.1% (17.5%)
Multichannels: Bold 3.2% (3.8%) Peach 2.2% (2.3%) Shake 0.4% (0.4%)

Have You Been Paying Attention? again led the way with 735,000 on Monday.

Coverage of the Bathurst 1000 Supercars Race was next best on 671,000 on Sunday afternoon.

Gogglebox was on 630,000 on Thursday. The week’s two episodes of The Bachelorette were on 463,000 on Wednesday and a slighter higher 500,000 on Thursday.

Junior MasterChef’s best was 498,000 on Sunday followed by 454,000 Monday and then 470,000 Tuesday.

SBS Week 43

Primary share: 4.2% (4.4%)
Network share: 7.0% (7.5%)
Multichannels: Viceland 1.1% (1.2%) Food 0.8% (0.8%) NITV 0.1% (0.1%) World Movies 0.8% (0.9%)

Three shows made it to 200,000 and above this week:

Walking Britain’s Roman Roads 225,000
Every Family Has a Secret (Repeat) 217,000
Australia Come Fly With Me 200,000 

* Figures in brackets are Week 42 shares.

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