Nine wins the TV ratings week as Ten slips to fourth with just 8.4%

Ten’s share of total people for the sixth week of the official ratings period put it in fourth behind Nine (24.1%), Seven (22.2%) and ABC (12.2%). The channel’s total people share of just 8.4% only beat SBS, which had 4.5% of the audience.

Nine’s dominance can largely be attributed to the success of the final few episodes of Married at First Sight – the finale of which is now 2018’s most-watched show of the year.

Married at First Sight has been a ratings powerhouse for Nine in Q1 of 2018

The last episode of MAFS had a record-making 1.753m tune in across the five metro cities and overtook the Australian Open tennis final as the most-watched show.

Nine also dominated in the key advertising demographic of 25-54s, where it commanded a 28.0% share compared to Seven’s 22.0% and Ten’s 10.6%. Nine also won 16 to 39s (30.9%) and 18 to 49s (29.5%).

Once the networks’ multi-channel offerings were added to the mix, including 7Flix and 9Life, Seven narrowly edged ahead. The Seven Network had a 32.2% total people share, just ahead of Nine’s 31.6% and well in front of ABC’s 16.5%, Ten’s 13.2% and SBS’ 6.5%.

The official ratings period is now on a two-week break for Easter, with ratings season recommencing on 8 April.

Despite the break, Ten launched Bachelor in Paradise on Sunday evening.

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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