Five different programs in the top 60 secured Nine another clear win in week 45 as the leading primary channel and the #1 network. Nine also had the #1 commercial multichannel with 9Gem. ABC News was the #1 overall multi.
Seven slipped a little week-on-week, but it was a clear second.
10 managed to lift its numbers week-on-week. The final of The Bachelorette may not have broken any records, but it managed to rank #1 in the younger key demos. 10 also reported a successful Cup Week despite a slower opening day and then a smaller Melbourne Cup audience.
Nine Week 45
Primary share: 21.6% (23.2%)
Network share: 30.6% (31.2)%
Multichannels: GO! 2.4% (2.7%) Gem 3.5% (2.2%) 9Life 2.1% (1.9%) 9Rush 1.0% (1.1%)
The five Nine primetime programs guiding it to victory in the top 60 were State of Origin Game 1, The Block, Nine News, A Current Affair and 60 Minutes.
The State of Origin audience was well down and close to a record low, but it will still remain one of the year’s most-watched programs. It also delivered a large live BVOD audience on 9Now with 179,000 tuning in.
Gem was well up week-on-week and the #1 commercial multichannel.
Top photo: Jimmy and Tam in their Palm Springs-inspired front yard on The Block
Seven Week 45
Primary share: 16.4% (16.8%)
Network share: 24.3% (25.1%)
Multichannels: 7TWO 3.2% (3.4%) 7mate 2.8% (3.0%) 7flix 1.8% (1.9%)
Share drifted lower on every channel and on the network numbers. This is one of Seven’s smallest all people shares of the year and a much smaller share of 25-54 than the network would be hoping for.
Seven News was the only program to crack the top 20 for the week.
The next best performers were two episodes of SAS Australia and Beat The Chasers with all over 650,000.
Home and Away was just over 500,000 and Better Homes and Gardens was on 436,000.
ABC Week 45
Primary share 12.9% (13.6%)
Network share 19.9% (18.9%)
Multichannels: Kids/Comedy 2.6% (2.4%) ME 0.5% (0.4%) News 3.9% (2.5%)
The champion performer this week was the ABC News channel which had a share of 3.9 for the week to rank as the #1 multichannel. Its best result was 7.8% on the night of the US election vote count and then it had winning multichannel shares of 4.2% and 5.1% on Thursday and Friday. It was a narrow second on Saturday with 3.9%.
On the primary channel, weeknight ABC News just made the top 20 on 722,000.
7.30 was just over 600,000 with Gruen and Hard Quiz both just under.
10 Week 45
Primary share 11.6% (10.7%)
Network share: 17.5% (16.9%)
Multichannels: Bold 3.2% (3.3%) Peach 2.4% (2.4%) Shake 0.4% (0.4%)
In a week that also boasted the State of Origin, the Melbourne Cup race had to settle for second place with an audience of 1,410,000 which was well down on the numbers from recent years. The Melbourne Cup race broke records on 10 Play, becoming the platform’s #1 live streamed event ever.
10’s only other program cracking the top 30 for the week was Have You Been Paying Attention? with 641,000.
SBS Week 45
Primary share: 4.7% (4.5%)
Network share: 7.7% (7.9%)
Multichannels: Viceland 1.3% (1.2%) Food 0.9% (0.9%) NITV 0.1% (0.2%) World Movies 0.8% (1.0%)
Great British Railway Journeys returned to Tuesday nights and was the most-watched program of the week with 225,000.
Nothing else made it over 200,000, but a double of shows about London on Thursday were not far below – a repeat of The Great Fire of London and The Secrets of the Tower of London.