ABC outperforms Ten in weekly ratings battle for fourth time in a row

ABC has finished the week with a higher main channel audience share than Ten for the fourth time in a row.

This week the ABC just managed to beat Ten with 12.8% main channel share compared to Ten’s 12.7%.

ABC has beaten Ten in main channel share for the fourth week in a row

Despite not managing to beat ABC for the fourth consecutive week, Ten’s main channel share was up from last weeks Pilot Week share of 11.5%.

Meanwhile, Nine concluded the week with a strong performance attracting an overall main channel audience share of 20.3% in front of Seven’s 17.2%, SBS’ 5% share as well as ABC and Ten.

The most viewed program of the week was Nine’s Sunday night episode of The Block which saw 1.295m metro viewers tune in.

Second to The Block was Seven’s Sunday News bulletin at 6pm which attracted a metro audience of 1.177m, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

Nationally, The Block managed 1.823m viewers while Seven News obtained an audience of 1.647m.

Despite Ten’s flagship reality TV series The Bachelor airing on Wednesday and Thursday at 7.30pm, the Wednesday episode was only the 12th most watched program for the week with 871,000 metro viewers.

Meanwhile, Thursday’s episode managed 825,000 viewers.

ABC’s most watched program for the week was Four Corners which attracted 780,000 viewers.

In the key advertising demographics 25-54, Nine out-rated its rival networks with a 22.2% share topping Ten’s 17.4%, Seven’s 15%, ABC’s 7.9% and SBS’ 3.2%

In the 16-39 demographic, Ten managed to beat Seven again with a 20.7% share ahead of Seven’s 13.7%, ABC’s 6.3% and SBS’ 2.5% share.

Nine had the largest main channel share in the demographic scoring 22%.

From a network perspective, Nine dominated with a 29% share again beating Seven’s 27.6%, Ten’s 18.2%, ABC’s 18.1% and SBS’ 7.1% share.

The tables and graphs below are provided by Nine and sourced from OzTAM data. They only include information on the commercial free-to-air networks Nine, Seven and Ten, and exclude SBS and ABC.


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