Strength in the second half of the week helps Seven to a ratings week win

Topping every night from Wednesday onwards for the last week has given Seven another ratings week win, with a 29.4% network audience share over Nine’s 27.1%.

The two networks are neck and neck for the YTD – Seven holds a 29.8% share while Nine currently sits on 29.5%.

In the primary channel share overall for the week, Seven held the top spot again on 20.5% above Nine’s 19.3%. Ten held 13.1% for the week.

Seven News, the channel’s AFL coverage and the final of House Rules were the main winners for Seven, while Nine’s biggest success was in Australian Ninja Warrior which kicked off its semi-finals. Ten saw the return of Australian Survivor and the final episode of Masterchef, both of which helped the network lift its overall audience share.

On Saturday night it was again Seven News and the AFL which helped Seven to top the night. 811,000 metro viewers watched Seven News, making it the most-watched show overall, while the Saturday Night Football AFL game between Port Adelaide and the Greater Western Sydney Giants which played on Seven in Adelaide and 7Mate in Sydney, and St Kilda vs Melbourne which aired on Seven in Melbourne and 7Mate in Brisbane and Perth brought in 345,000.

The channel also aired an afternoon game – Carlton vs Adelaide in Adelaide, Hawthorn vs Brisbane in Brisbane, and West Coast vs North Melbourne in Perth – which brought in 231,000 metro viewers overall.

Overall, Seven held a 20.5% channel audience share above Nine’s 16.6%, ABC’s 11.5% and a disappointing 5.0% for Ten. In the network audience share, Seven held 32.6%, Nine 27.3%, ABC 17.60% and Ten 9.60%.

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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