Weekend TV ratings Friday March 12, 2021

Seven narrowly pips Nine despite first Rugby League Friday clash

Competition for primetime viewers was more intense in the TV ratings on the first Friday night of NRL competition for 2021.

Seven News was the most-watched bulletin, but with smaller metro numbers close to 780,000 across the hour.

A Current Affair screened in four markets with no Brisbane airing due the NRL clash.

At 7.30pm Gardening Australia was ranked #1 and then a repeat of the hit British crime series Vera kept the ABC in first place.

Seven’s Better Homes and Gardens delivered a bigger average audience than the NRL on Nine, but only just. Seven had a reasonable Friday audience of 346,000 for its movie Ladies in Black.

The first Friday football clash, which saw the Eels overtake the Broncos, saw Nine the clear leader in Sydney and Brisbane. In Sydney Nine News and the NRL were the most-watched shows. In Brisbane the NRL was a clear favourite.

10’s best was the 5pm 10 News First with 300,000 followed by The Project 7pm with 279,000. A repeat episode of The Living Room was less competitive with 191,000.

See also: Weekend TV ratings Friday March 5, 2021

Friday TV ratings metro shares primary and network

ABC 14.9% (20.1%)
Seven 19.7% (29.3%)
Nine 19.3% (28.4%)
10 7.1% (13.7%)
SBS 4.7% (8.5%)

Metro top 20 all people

1SEVEN NEWSChannel 7786,000
2SEVEN NEWS AT 6.30Channel 7765,000
3NINE NEWS 6:30Channel 9701,000
4NINE NEWSChannel 9697,000
6VERA (R)ABC TV497,000
9FRIDAY NIGHT NRL LIVEGem, Channel 9408,000
10A CURRENT AFFAIRChannel 9401,000
11THE CHASE AUSTRALIAChannel 7386,000
12M: LADIES IN BLACKChannel 7346,000
13HOT SEATChannel 9333,000
1410 NEWS FIRSTChannel 10300,000
15THE PROJECT 7PMChannel 10279,000
16SUNRISEChannel 7260,000
17THE CHASE AUSTRALIA 5PMChannel 7259,000
18NINE’S AFTERNOON NEWSChannel 9226,000
19HOT SEAT 5PMChannel 9210,000
20SEVEN NEWS AT 4.30Channel 7204,000


Sports FTA and STV

Nine 657,000 (Metro 408,000 Regional 249,000)
Fox League 313,000

Fox League 221,000

Gold Coast v Richmond
Fox Footy 37,000

America’s Cup Final
Day 2 Fox Sports 32,000

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