News and medical emergency reign as TV enters summer period

Nine and Seven’s news programs were the most-watched shows of the past seven days, as TV entered into the first week of the official non-ratings period.

Seven was able to claim the most-watched show of the week with its news offering, with 929,000 metro viewers. Nine’s Sunday news show wasn’t far behind with 889,000 metro viewers.

The show captured 775,000 metro viewers

The most-watched non current affairs show of the week was Nine’s Paramedics, which achieved 775,000 metro viewers.

Nine narrowly beat Seven to the largest audience share on its main channel for the week, with 18.9% compared to Seven’s 18.7%. ABC beat Ten with 12.9% compared to Ten’s 9.1%. SBS managed 5.2%.

However it wasn’t all doom and gloom for Ten, as its medical emergency show Ambulance proved a win for the channel in the 16-39s demographic, achieving attracting 183,000 metro viewers – the most popular show in the age bracket for the week.

Nine was able to claim the same victory in the 25-54s, as 315,000 of those in that age bracket tuned into its Sunday news show, making it the most-watched of the week in the demographic.

On a total network level, the story was similar, with Nine narrowly edging out Seven with a 29.6% share for the week, compared to Nine’s 29%. ABC achieved 18.4% across its network, while Ten managed 14.7%. SBS attracted 8.3%.

On Saturday, the last night of the ratings week, the cricket continued to rate highly for Seven, with session one, two and three achieving 411,000, 544,000 and 423,000 respectively, for an average of 459,333 – the highest day of the first Test so far.

Seven’s news show was the most-watched show of the night, with 728,000 metro viewers.

It helped the channel to a Saturday win, with 18.0% of the audience on its main channel, compared to Nine’s 15.0%.

Nine’s most-watched show of the night was its news offering, with 612,000 metro viewers. Ten’s news offering attracted just 224,000.

The charts below are provided by Nine, based on OzTAM data. They include data on Seven, Nine and Ten, but exclude SBS and ABC.


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