Nine wins the week to remain just ahead of Seven in yearly ratings battle

Nine has won week 34 in the yearly ratings battle against Seven, finishing with 27.4% network share ahead of Seven’s 26.5%.

While Seven made a comeback later in the week to win Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, Nine’s performance at the start of the week – the best performing network from Sunday to Wednesday – was enough to secure the victory. The week’s results see Nine remain slightly ahead of Seven for the year-to-date, with 29.7% share, just 0.3% ahead of Seven’s 29.4%.

There are now six weeks of the survey year left.

Ten landed on 20.8% network share and 14.8% channel share for the week, and among the multi-channels, 10 Bold and Nine’s GO! tied on 3.7%.

On Saturday night, Ten’s showing of the Wallabies vs England Rugby World Cup match had 396,000 metro viewers, with the post-match securing 257,000 and pre-match 191,000.

ABC’s The Good Karma Hospital was the best-performing non-news show, bringing 416,000 metro viewers to the public broadcaster, which also had its news (500,000 metro viewers) and English drama series Vanity Fair (328,000) feature in the top 10.

Seven’s showing of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire pulled 335,000 metro viewers, while, over on Nine, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith had 292,000.

Seven News was predictably the most-watched program of Saturday night on 715,000 metro viewers, followed by Nine News (561,000) and ABC News (500,000).

Seven won the night on 30.5% network share and 17.2% channel share. Nine landed on 28.4% and 14.9%, and the ABC 15.9% and 9.5%, respectively.

The following graphic was compiled by Nine, based on OzTAM data. It excludes ABC and SBS viewing, meaning percentage numbers will not match the numbers referred to above.


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