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State of Origin and The Voice help Nine to a ratings week win

Wednesday night’s State of Origin and a good overall performance from The Voice has helped the Nine Network take an overall ratings win for survey week 15, holding 31% audience share and knocking Seven off a seven week winning streak.

Seven Network delivered an overall share of 29.1%, followed by 16.4% for Ten, 15.8% for ABC and 7.7% for SBS.

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The win means Nine has just edged ahead of Seven in weeks won for the year, but Seven still holds a slightly higher percentage overall – Seven has held a 29.9% share in the survey YTD, while Nine has 29.8%.

Nine’s main channel was the most-watched overall for the week with 22.6%, followed by Seven on 19.7% and Ten on 10.9%.

7mate was the most-watched multi-channel on 4.2% of the overall audience share for the week, ahead of Nine’s Gem which held 3.7%. This was despite Gem bringing in the highest rating multichannel program of 2019 with its coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup on Thursday. The match saw 356,000 metro viewers tune in.

The first game of the State of Origin aired on Wednesday to a metro audience of 2.181m, making it the most-watched program of 2019 so far. The Voice also had a good week, with last Sunday’s episode bringing in the highest rating of the season. 1.105m metro viewers tuned in and the show sat at the top of the 25-54s and 16-39s.

Ten saw success with Have You Been Paying Attention which was the top entertainment show in the 16-39s and top in its timeslot. Masterchef also did well in the key advertising demographics, battling with The Voice for the top spot during the week.

Overall though, it was Nine that took the demographic wins, holding the top spot for the week in 25-54s and 16-39s.

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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