Seven collects another weekly win despite Nine’s strong Socceroos performance

The Australian Socceroos World Cup Qualifier attracted the largest audience of the week, but it wasn’t enough to knock Seven out of an overall share win.

Nine’s match – which saw Australia defeat Honduras – attracted 1.154m metro viewers on Nine and a total of 1.88m including 9Go according to OzTam’s overnight ratings, just beating Seven’s The Good Doctor on Tuesday, which had a metro audience of 1.131m and The Good Doctor Thursday episode – which pulled in 986,000.

However the national figures saw The Good Doctor’s Tuesday and Thursday episodes attract 1.727m and 1.6m respectively, while the Socceroos match managed 1.512m.

The final telemovie episode of The Doctor Blake Mysteries on the ABC sat in the top 10 shows of the week, on 891,000 metro viewers and a national audience of 1.339m.

But with five of the ten biggest shows coming from Seven this week, the channel won overall audience share Sunday to Saturday at 20.2%. Meanwhile Nine had a share of 18%, Ten’s share was 10.3%, ABC had a share of 14% and SBS’ share was 4.8%.

According to OzTam’s consolidated 28 data, Seven Network is winning the survey year in overall share at 29.4%, over Nine Network’s 28.1%.

Network Ten is placed third at 18.1%, while ABC Network and SBS Network have shares of 17.20% and 7.3%.

Looking to main channel and the year currently sits at a tie between Seven and Nine – which are both on 20%.

But in the advertising demographics 16-39, 25-54 and Grocery Buyer with Child, Nine has the lead across the board with shares of 30.2%, 30.4% and 32% respectively.

On Saturday night, the most watched program was ABC News, with 744,000 mtro viewers. It beat Nine News Saturday’s 716,000 and Seven News Saturday’s 632,000.

ABC’s Victoria was the most watched non news show, with 601,000 metro viewers.

Meanwhile on 7mate, Seven’s 2017 Rugby League World Cup qualifier managed 313,000.

It beat Nine’s movie Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, which captured 312,000 across all cities except Brisbane.

Ten’s most watched program was Ten Eyewitness News, with 271,000 metro viewers.

Despite ABC’s popularity, Seven won in average audience share at 17.1%. ABC and Nine were in a fight for second with shares of 15.2% and 15.3%.

Ten’s share was 6.9% and SBS had a share of 5.7%.

The tables below are prepared by Nine based on Oztam data and exclude the non-commercial channels.


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