Seven wins ratings week as battle for yearly honours remains tight

Despite difficulties with both The Super Switch and its plans for Temptation Island, Seven has clocked up another weekly win in the ratings battle.

Seven won both the primary channel share contest, with a share of 20.4%, and on a network level it topped the ladder on 30.3%.

It is not yet clear who will win the ratings year

Nine placed second with a primary channel share of 19.3%, and a network share of 27.8%.

This week marked the 19th week of the television ratings survey, which officially kicked off in February and had a two-week break over Easter.

So far, Seven’s primary channel has won seven of those 19 weeks, compared to Nine’s 12.

On a network basis, however, Seven has nine, to Nine Network’s 10.

On a year-to-date average for the survey period, the battle is just as tight, with Nine edging ahead for its primary channel, tracking at 21.6%, compared to Seven’s 20.3%.

Seven Network, however, is slightly ahead, with a 29.9% YTD survey share, compared to Nine’s 29.6%.

Ten’s primary channel is averaging just a 10.5% audience share, after securing an 11.7% share this week. This is tracking behind the ABC’s 11.9%. On a network level, ABC’s YTD average is 16.7%, just ahead of Ten’s 16.4%.

Saturday night took its toll on Ten’s weekly audience share this week, with the primary channel slipping to just 7.9%. This was behind the ABC’s 11.1%, and only just ahead of SBS’ 7.4% and 7Mate’s 7.0%.

7Mate was the most-watched multi-channel of the week, with an average share of 4.4%.

Overall, Seven News was atop the ratings ladder for total people, while Nine’s Australian Ninja Warrior was the metro cities’ favourite entertainment program.

Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention? edged out Ninja as the most popular with the younger 16 to 39s demographic, however Ninja was well ahead in the 25 to 54s.

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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