Week 48 TV: Nine wins just one night, but The Block delivers the week

The Block

• Seven won the subsequent six nights of the week, but it wasn’t enough to overhaul Nine.

Despite only winning one night of the final week of survey, Nine has hung on to win the week off the back of the huge head start it got from The Block auctions episode.

Seven won the subsequent six nights of the week, but it wasn’t enough to overtake Nine.

10 finished the week again in single figures with no Amazing Race Australia to help this year in the final week of survey.

Nine Week 48

Primary share: 18.9% (22.1%)
Network share: 28.3% (30.5%)
Multichannels: GO! 2.9% (2.7%) Gem 2.9% (2.5%) 9Life 2.2% (2.1%) 9Rush 1.3% (1.2%)

Nine had a massive boost to the start the week with a winning Sunday primary channel share of 33.4% and network share of 41.4%. The Block auctions broke all sorts of records regarding the auction prices and Blockhead profits.

Nine’s regulars helped keep Seven from getting too close – including 9News, 60 Minutes (658,000 time corrected down from its preliminary figure of 841,000) and A Current Affair (586,000).

Nine’s best 7.30pm weeknight number came from Gold Coast Cops on 396,000 with RBT and Paramedics both close to 360,000 on other nights.

Seven Week 48

SAS Australia

Primary share: 18.2% (18.1%)
Network share: 27.8% (26.2%)
Multichannels: 7TWO 3.7% (3.3%) 7mate 3.8% (2.6%) 7flix 2.1% (2.1%)

Seven managed to rank #1 in all people and network share from Monday through to Saturday, just falling short though for a final survey week win.

Seven News again did the heavy lifting, but next best were the final two episodes of SAS Australia with both close to 730,000. The show has been setting new records though on 7plus and as Seven’s Angus Ross tells Mediaweek elsewhere today, when counting all audiences on all platforms, this show is bigger than The Block!

With just one episode of Home and Away to screen on Monday, this was the 7pm soap’s final full week where it had an average of 543,000.

The Front Bar cricket edition was a little disappointing on 272,000 on Seven, although it is worth noting it was up against a live WBBL semi-final on 7mate.

ABC Week 48

Primary share 13.1% (12.7%)
Network share 18.3% (18.3%)
Multichannels: Kids/Comedy 2.9% (3.0%) ME 0.6% (0.5%) News 1.8% (2.2%)

Wednesday night was the home to the two biggest ABC shows of the week – Gruen and Hard Quiz – with both on 670,000. Australian Story, all editions of the 7pm News and 7.30 all averaged over 600,000.

The channel had its best share on Friday – 16.8% – with Gardening Australia on 450,000 and a Vera repeat on 501,000. 

10 Week 48

Primary share 9.6% (9.4%)
Network share: 17.0% (16.5%)
Multichannels: Bold 4.0% (3.7%) Peach 2.9% (2.8%) Shake 0.5% (0.5%)

The final episode of Have You Been Paying Attention? for 2020 was a clear favourite with the 10 audience on 665,000.

Next best was some way back – the 7pm edition of The Project on 410,000.

The only other shows in the top 50 – and only just – were Sunday Project 7pm on 3287,000 and The Living Room on 305,000.

SBS Week 48

Primary share: 5.0% (4.9%)
Network share: 8.6% (8.5%)
Multichannels: Viceland 1.3% (1.5%) Food 1.0% (0.9%) NITV 0.2% (0.1%) World Movies 1.1% (1.1%)

Three shows made it to 200,000 this week – Great British Railway Journeys (214,000), Pompeii: After the Eruption (203,000), Secrets of Our Cities (200,000).

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