Week 46 TV: Origin, The Block unbeatable, can Nine win final weeks?

The Block

• There are two ratings weeks left in the year

Another week of State of Origin and The Block has kept Nine well ahead of all other networks. Can Nine keep the momentum going – there are two ratings weeks left in the year and only one episode of The Block in each week plus one State of Origin clash.

Nine Week 46

Primary share: 22.9% (21.6%)
Network share: 31.3% (30.6)%
Multichannels: GO! 2.7% (2.4%) Gem 2.3% (3.5%) 9Life 2.1% (2.1%) 9Rush 1.2% (1.0%)

Nine improved marginally on last week’s numbers winning six nights with Friday the only day it succumbed to a better share at Seven.

Game 2 of State of Origin 2020 and The Block were the key players in Week 46, with good support from Nine News, A Current Affair and 60 Minutes.

There was extra support on Tuesday and Thursday from Australian Crime Stories and a repeat of Paramedics with both programs delivering an audience over 400,000.

Seven Week 46

Primary share: 16.6% (16.4%)
Network share: 25.3% (24.3%)
Multichannels: 7TWO 3.7% (3.2%) 7mate 3.3% (2.8%) 7flix 1.8% (1.8%)

Seven took the points on Friday, but was off the pace on the other six nights. Shares were up marginally thanks largely to the multis. 7TWO was #1 for the week, up 0.5 to 3.7% with four nights over 4% including 4.9% on Saturday. That increase was also repeated at 7mate which enjoyed two nights on 4.7%.

Beat the Chasers was the best performing entertainment property with 630,000.

Both episodes of SAS Australia slipped below 600,000 for the first time since launch. The time-shifted and BVOD viewing numbers are lifting SAS Australia overnight viewing close to 30% (nationally).

ABC Week 46

Primary share 13.5% (12.9%)
Network share 19.2% (19.9%)
Multichannels: Kids/Comedy 2.9% (2.6%) ME 0.5% (0.5%) News 2.2% (3.9%)

The primary channel performed strongly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and it ranked #1 on Monday and Wednesday behind only Nine. The numbers were a bit softer at the ABC News channel after an edge-of-the-seat US Election week.

A big crowd visited the primary channel on Monday making Four Corners (828,000) and Media Watch (698,000) the most-watched ABC shows of the week.

Gruen and Hard Quiz are taking a battering from State of Origin with audiences down on averages. In a “normal” year, Gruen would have missed any midweek sport this late in the year.

10 Week 46

Primary share 10.3% (11.6%)
Network share: 16.9% (17.5%)
Multichannels: Bold 3.4% (3.2%) Peach 2.6% (2.4%) Shake 0.5% (0.4%)

The two-part final episode of Junior MasterChef went where no other episodes have this series with an audience of 881,000 and 652,000 on Monday.

Next best was Have You Been Paying Attention? on 652,000.

The network has perhaps been more impacted by Covid than Seven and 10 will need to navigate the last two weeks of survey with the final two episodes of Have You Been Paying Attention? for the year and lots of Jamie Oliver.

SBS Week 46

Primary share: 4.4% (4.7%)
Network share: 7.3% (7.7%)
Multichannels: Viceland 1.2% (1.3%) Food 0.8% (0.9%) NITV 0.3% (0.1%) World Movies 0.7% (0.8%)

The launch episode of Addicted Australia ranked #1 for the channel with 239,000. Great British Railway Journeys was the only other show over 200,000 with 215,000 watching.

Top Photo: Sarah and George at work on their studio space

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