Launch of This Time Next Year and The Block help Nine to a weekly ratings win

The two most-watched programs of the ratings week may have been on Seven – with Sunday Night and Seven News on Sunday pulling 1.334m and 1.303m respectively – but the strong launches of both The Block and Karl Stefanovic’s This Time Next Year, mean Nine won week 31 with a 21.2% audience share, compared to Seven’s 20.5%.

Last Sunday’s This Time Next Year was the most-watched entertainment program of the week

ABC and Ten tied for the week with 11.4% each, and SBS was in fifth place with a 4.7% share. 

The premiere of This Time Next Year placed third for the week thanks to an audience of 1.280m metro viewers, according to OzTAM’s weekly ratings. In fourth place was Monday’s The Block with 1.258m, followed by Nine News on Sunday with 1.162m.

Once regional figures were added in, Sunday’s Seven News edged ahead of Sunday Night – 2.002m compared to 2.001m. This Time Next Year remained in third place (1.870m) and Monday’s The Block held onto fourth (1.783m), but Nine’s Sunday News fell out of the top five, replaced by a weekday edition of Seven News (1.655m).

The ABC’s most-watched program for the week – ABC News on Sunday – came in at 17th with 741,000 metro viewers.

The ABC once again had a strong Saturday night, placing second for the evening with an audience share of 15.4% – ahead of Nine’s 14.3% and Ten and SBS’s 5.6% – and having five shows in the top 10.

Seven News Saturday was the most-watched show of the evening, with 806,000 metro viewers, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings. Nine News was second with 739,000.

The ABC’s strong run of programs was up next with ABC News in third (738,000), Father Brown in fourth (706,000), Last Tango in Halifax in fifth (554,000), Gardening Australia in sixth (427,000) and a repeat of Agatha Raisin in seventh (340,000).

Seven’s AFL which broadcast on the main station in Melbourne and Adelaide had 331,000 metro viewers, placing it in eighth, just ahed of Nine’s Getaway with 330,000.

The top 10 on Saturday night was rounded out by Weekend Sunrise on Seven with 298,000. Nine’s Weekend Today just missed out on the top 10, coming in at 11th (275,000 metro viewers).

Ten’s most-watched show was for Saturday was Ten Eyewitness News, which placed in 13th thanks to a metro audience of 264,000. Its most-watched for the week was Thursday’s edition of The Bachelor with 726,000.

The charts and graphs below are provided by Nine, based on OzTAM data. They include data on the three free-to-air commercial networks and exclude SBS and ABC.


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