State of Origin and Cricket World Cup gives Nine the weekly TV ratings win

Nine has won the TV ratings week with a primary channel share of 21.5% and a network share of 31.1%.

Nine comfortably won last Sunday night with its broadcast of the State of Origin game two, achieving a 34.7% share for the primary channel ahead of Seven in second place with a 17.2% share for that evening. The State of Origin game and pre-match coverage were the week’s highest-rated programs for total people, and the key advertising demographics of 16 to 39s and 25 to 54s.

Nine also won Monday and Tuesday night thanks to The Voice and its broadcast of the International Cricket World Cup on multichannel Gem on Tuesday night which attracted a 13.3% share for the channel and 37.7% share for the network.

The Nine network also won Saturday night with a share of 33.6%. Nine News Saturday came in second for the evening, attracting 709,000 metro viewers, behind Seven News with 910,000 metro viewers.

Its broadcast of Toy Story 3 at 7pm and Spiderman: Homecoming at 9:10pm on the primary channel also contributed to the network’s Saturday win, attracting 422,000 and 304,000 metro viewers, respectively.

Seven came in second for the week with a 29.2% audience share for the network and 19.7% for its primary channel.

On Saturday night Seven’s evening broadcast of the Port Adelaide Power and Western Bulldogs AFL match attracted 394,000 metro viewers across its primary channel for Melbourne and Adelaide, and 7Mate for Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. The pre-match coverage also attracted 333,000 metro viewers.

The ABC came in third on Saturday with a 12.7% audience share for its primary channel, after its broadcast of ABC News, Shakespeare and Hathaway and Father Brown came in third, forth and fifth for the evening. The three programs attracted 631,000, 489,000 and 473,000 metro viewers, respectively.

Ten’s primary channel had just a 6.9% audience share on Saturday night.

Nine has now won 11 of the official ratings weeks. Seven has won seven official ratings weeks and the two non-ratings weeks in April.

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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