Week 9 TV: Nine #1 with its smallest 2020 winning share

• The program still securing Nine’s leadership status is Married At First Sight

Nine has now won the first three weeks of the survey year and has been ranked #1 for the past six weeks since the start of the Australian Open.

The program still securing Nine’s leadership status is Married At First Sight which held the top four spots of the week 9 rankings with all episodes over 1m and a high of 1.205m for the Sunday episode.

Nine News bulletins also made the top 10 while both 60 Minutes and A Current Affair were top 20.

Nine had the No. 1 primetime network commercial share across the following key demographics: People 25-54s (40.6%), People 16-39s (38.9%) and Grocery Shopper with Child (41.6%). Nine won Total People with a share of 40.0%.

Seven’s share was also down this week, mainly because it didn’t have another dominant Sunday event like the Fire Fight Australia Concert. The channel’s best was Seven News with the weekday bulletins and the Sunday bulletin in the top 10.

Rebel Wilson’s Pooch Perfect was next best and just missed the top 20, ranking #21 for the week with 624,000.

The Friday night AFL State of Origin charity match for bushfire relief did well too with 607,000.

Sunrise continues to be the clear breakfast favourite with 266,000 last week to Today’s 196,000.

10’s share lifted marginally from 10.6% to 11.2%. The channel’s best was the return of Gogglebox with 685,000 watching on Thursday night to rank the episode #15 for the week.

Next best were the week’s three episodes of Australian Survivor: All Stars with the highest ranking #17 with 647,000 while the other two made the top 30.

Across the week, 10 had four of the top 10 shows in under 50s and all key age groups (25 to 54s, 16 to 39s and 18 to 49s), thanks to Australian Survivor: All Stars, which had its biggest audience of the season on Monday, and the return of Gogglebox.

Network 10 and 10 grew their audiences 17% and 12% respectively, compared with the same week last year, with 10 Bold growing 20% and 10 Peach lifting 34%. 10 Bold has now achieved 56 consecutive weeks of year-on-year growth.

ABC share lifted 0.8 for the week thanks to a big Monday share of 18.3%. Not surprisingly the channel’s top three shows last week were all part of that Monday line-up: Four Corners on 794,000, Media Watch on 764,000 and Australian Story on 732,000.

 Share was also bigger this week thanks to the audiences watching live coverage of the Mardi Gras with an audience close to 270,000. Although Saturday share of 10.0% was SBS’s best for a long time, it didn’t deliver the channel’s biggest audiences of the week. That honour again goes to Great Railway Journeys of Australia with 334,000 watching on Tuesday.

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