Week 45 TV: Seven well ahead as Nine dips to year low share

Seven won the fourth-last week of survey for 2018 as it steered to victory on six nights in primary share.


The stats are more impressive with combined channel share – Seven was triumphant on all seven nights. It achieved all this without the week’s biggest TV event, The Melbourne Cup, contributing to the primetime share.

Seven’s primary share’s strongest night was Tuesday on 24.0% with Bride & Prejudice followed by The Good Doctor.

The strongest combined channel share was 33.9% on Saturday where the Harry Potter franchise did much of the heavy lifting.

Seven’s year-to-date combined all people share is 30.5% to Nine’s 27.4% and 10’s 17.4%.

Seven’s Best

The Melbourne Cup 2,561,000 (Metro 1,899,000)
Seven News 1,421,000 (Metro 940,000)


Nine had its lowest primary share of the year – 16.2% – if we discount the 15.8% during the week of the Commonwealth Games.

Nine managed a primary channel win on Thursday, thanks in part of Paramedics, but it couldn’t grab a combined channel share win that night. Its best primary channel share was 17.1% last Sunday.

Nine’s Best

Nine News 1,112,000 (Metro 841,000)
A Current Affair 948,000 (Metro 677,000)


Network 10 had its lowest primary channel weekly average – 11.2% – since a 10.9% in the first week of August.

The combined channel share of 16.3% was the lowest since 16.2% also from that week in August.

The channel’s best was 14.3% on Thursday where The Bachelorette and How To Stay Married combined.

10’s Best

Have You Been Paying Attention? 855,000 (Metro 624,000)
Ambulance Australia 823,000 (Metro 520,000)


The ABC had its best week of the year in primary share thanks in part to the festival of Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday night’s Q&A. Also a big contributor was the Spicks And Specks Reunion Special, which got the week off to a great start as part of a Sunday share on 16.4%.

ABC’s Best

Spicks And Specks Reunion Special 1,369,000 (Metro 905,000)
ABC News Sunday 1,139,000 (Metro 741,000)


SBS was trading close to where it has been for much of the year on 5.3% with a combined share of 7.9%.

The channel will face the challenge of keeping its Food audience when 7Food Network starts to simmer in a couple of weeks.

SBS’s Best

Britain’s Most Historic Towns 411,000 (Metro 277,000)
Michael Portillo’s Abandoned Britain 397,000 (Metro 281,000)

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