Seven wins final ratings week of 2019

Seven has taken out the final day and week of the 2019 official ratings period thanks to its ongoing coverage of the Test Cricket match between Australia and Pakistan. Day two of the second test dominated the key advertising demographics of the 18-49s and 25-54s, with sessions two and three taking out the top two spots in both demos.

In total people, sessions two, three, one and the tea break drew 728,000, 673,000, 587,000 and 575,000 metro viewers respectively. The cricket was only topped by Seven News, broadcast at 6pm between sessions two and three, attracting 820,000 metro viewers.

Seven dominated the network share for Saturday with 34.4%, and had a primary channel share of 23.3%.

After taking out Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights, Seven secured a weekly share of 29.5%.

7 Mate was the most watched multi-channel for the week, with a 4% share.

For week 48, Nine took out Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday nights, making it’s weekly share 28.4%.

Saturday night’s broadcast of the 2017 family adventure film, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, on Nine’s primary channel delivered 456,000 metro viewers at 7pm. The film also proved successful in the demographic of the 25-54s as the third most-watched program amongst the group.

Preceding the film, Nine News came in behind Seven’s cricket broadcast on 570,000 metro viewers.

The ABC’s offering of News, and repeats of Vera and Doc Martin, secured the broadcaster a 13.1% primary channel and 18.9% network share for the evening. ABC News drew 532,000 metro viewers, Vera, 459,000 and Doc Martin, 259,000.

The ABC surpassed Ten in weekly share, on 18.2% against 15.7%. On Saturday, Ten’s primary channel share reached just 5%, making its network share 9.6%.

Ten’s highest rated program for Saturday was 10 News First with 200,000 metro viewers. The encore screening of Ambulance Australia at 7:30pm drew 121,000 metro viewers.

The below graph was provided by Nine and excludes SBS and ABC data. Figures may differ from those featured in the story


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