NRL outrates AFL but Seven still beats Nine on Friday night

Better Homes and Gardens and a strong finish for gameshow The Chase helped Channel Seven to a win on Friday night, despite Nine’s NRL offering outrating the AFL on its primary channel, according to OzTam overnight metro ratings.

Nine’s screening of the match between the Panthers and Rabbitohs managed 422,000 viewers in Sydney and Brisbane, while the AFL match up between Eddie McGuire’s Collingwood and the Dockers could only muster 362,000 in response.

Penrith's victory over the Rabbitohs had 422,000 viewers in Sydney and Brisbane

Penrith’s victory over the Rabbitohs had 422,000 viewers in Sydney and Brisbane

However Seven News at 6pm topped the night with 1.049m ahead of Nine News’ 1.020m, while Better Homes and Gardens at 7pm had 737,000 viewers, the highest rating non-news show of the night.

Gameshow The Chase at 5.30pm had 674,000 viewers, up from 445,000 for the 5pm half hour, while Nine’s 5pm news bulletin could only muster 346,000.

Ten’s best shot was Family Feud with 584,000 at 6pm, while The Living Room at 7.30pm managed 557,000 viewers.

ABC had 455,000 for Tony Robinson’s Timewalks from 8pm as its biggest non-news show.

Nine’s Today again beat Seven’s Sunrise in the breakfast battle with 324,000 viewers to 305,000.

Seven won the night with 20.5% share, Nine was second with 16.4% and Ten third on 12.6%, ahead of ABC with 12.1%.


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