Seven wins another week in TV ratings after a massive 40% network share on Saturday night

Despite a strong performance from Lego Masters for Nine, Seven has kept the edge and taken the weekly ratings win for the fourth week in a row.

The show, which airs Sunday, Monday and Tuesday on Nine, has proven to be a big hit with audiences, taking out the number one entertainment program spot every night it has aired.

Seven’s AFL coverage has given them the edge

Last Sunday night’s episode delivered the biggest audience with 1.09m metro viewers tuning in.

But despite the strong performance, Seven held an overall audience share of 20.9% for the week over Nine’s 19.6%. Seven also took the network audience share with 31.0% over Nine’s 27.4%.

Nine’s primary channel share of 19.6% was its lowest during a ratings week this year. During the non-ratings period, it has slipped as low as 17.3%, however its previous low during the official season was 19.8% from last week.

Throughout the ratings period this year, Ten has slipped as low as 8.9%, while ABC’s low is 11.3%. Seven’s worst weekly ratings performance thus far is 19.3% of the audience.

The coming week is the final week for Lego Masters, with the grand finale scheduled for Tuesday before The Voice premieres on Sunday.

It was Saturday night that helped Seven to the weekly win, as Seven News and the AFL delivered 790,000 metro viewers and 562,000 apiece. Melbourne and Perth saw the clash between St Kilda and West Coast on main channel, while Sydney saw it on 7Mate. The network aired Gold Coast vs Melbourne in Brisbane on 7Mate, and Port Adelaide vs Adelaide in Adelaide on the main channel.

Seven held 40.1% of the audience share as a network on Saturday night, buoyed by the AFL’s performance, compared to Nine’s 24.8%, ABC’s 16.1% and Ten’s 11.9%.

The matches also helped multi-channel 7Mate top Ten in the audience share with 7.90% over Ten’s 7.10%. Seven News was the most-watched show of the evening overall and for the advertising demographic of 25 – 54, while the AFL was the most-watched by 16 – 39-year-olds. Seven took a 26.1% audience share as a channel while Nine took 14.5% and ABC held 11.5%.

Nine News was the second-most-watched show with 679,000 metro viewers. Ten’s most-watched offering was 10 News First with 264,000 metro viewers, while ABC News was the winner for ABC, bringing 557,000.

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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