SBS catches up to ABC, with both broadcasters getting 11.3% of weekly TV audience

The two government-funded broadcasters, ABC and SBS, finished the week with an 11.3% audience share, according to OzTAM’s overnight metro ratings.

Traditionally, SBS finishes behind the ABC in share, however Australia’s outing at the 2018 FIFA World Cup – as well as the additional games the broadcaster was gifted in the wake of Optus’ streaming debacle – have given it a higher portion of the audience. 

The FIFA World Cup match between Denmark and Australia was the most-watched program of the week, drawing in 1.655m metro viewers, and 2.064m across the nation.

Seven News had a strong week, with multiple appearances throughout the top 10 programs of the week, while the final episode of The Voice on Nine was the most-watched entertainment program, with 1.058m metro viewers tuning in for the winner’s announcement.

Seven’s main channel won the week, with 18.4% of the audience. Seven Network – including multi-channels such as 7mate – also won with 28.5%.

Nine was in second place with 16.6% (24.9% on a network level), and Ten was in third with 13.1% (and 18.0% for the network).

The tables and charts below are provided by Nine, sourced from OzTAM data. They include only information on the free-to-air commercial networks, and thus exclude ABC and SBS. 


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