Seven cruised to another easy win in the TV ratings week as Nine’s Reno Rumble failed to find an audience, while Ten slipped to an audience share of just 6.8% on Saturday, below SBS.
Nine appears to be sticking with the flagging renovation show on its main channel despite it managing less than 400,000 viewers for its first three outings last week, and failing to crack the top 70 shows of the week.
Overall Seven, which kept My Kitchen Rules on despite it being the first week of a two week Easter non-ratings period, won the week with a channel share of 17% and total network share of 23.5%, ahead of Nine’s 13.9% and 21.2% shares.
Nine’s fortunes were buoyed by the continuing strength of NRL in Brisbane and Sydney, where it won the week in terms of total audience share.
The return of AFL on Thursday evening also helped Seven with 466,000 metro viewers in Melbourne and Adelaide for the season opener, and 409,000 for the return of Saturday night football in the same cities.
Ten’s best performing show of the week was the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday which had 864,000 viewers for the final few laps, while the strong performance by ABC’s Doc Martin on the same night with 1.11m viewers was fourth for the week, behind three episodes of My Kitchen Rules.
On Saturday evening Ten could only muster 6.8% for its primary channel while SBS had 8% for its offering.
Overall ABC finished the week with 19.6% total network share compared to Ten’s 17.1%.