Nine secured a massive 36.6% share on the first light of the week with The Block final. That share was more than double Seven’s primary share on the night. Despite losing Monday through Thursday, Nine hit back with wins on Friday and Saturday to hold on to top spot for another week.
Helping lift Nine’s share was 60 Minutes with 898,000, its highest-rating episode in more than six months.
Nine News and A Current Affair were both contributors, with two episodes of David Attenborough’s Seven Worlds, One Planet next best with the two episodes averaging 551,000.
Seven was just 0.6 behind Nine in primary share and trailed just by 0.1 in combined channel share.
It was Seven’s best week in primary and combined share since the end of the AFL season in the last week of September.
The channel’s best again was Seven News across every night of the week. The final episode of a long, final, season of Bride & Prejudice – The Forbidden Weddings pushed just above 600,000 on Tuesday.
Sunrise had a strong week with an average of 300,000 during a week where it peaked at 329,000, its best audience of the year. Today was a long way back on 200,001.
7mate was the most-watched multichannel on 4.0%, narrowly outperforming 9GO! on 3.9%.
The Bachelorette’s final two episodes were the highlights for 10 with the series ending well upon how 2018 finished.
The Bachelorette Australia Grand Finale – The Final Decision, The Bachelorette Australia Grand Finale, The Bachelorette Australia Wednesday, Have You Been Paying Attention?, The Amazing Race Australia Monday, The Amazing Race Australia Tuesday and One Born Every Minute Australia dominated demos and saw week on week growth.
The Bachelorette Australia 2019 season concluded this week and saw a national lift of 23% year on year. The Final Decision and Grand Finale saw national lifts of 13% and 9% respectively year on year.
The ABC’s best was again Gruen with 670,000.
A repeat episode of Insight pulled the biggest audience for SBS with 232,000 watching.