Ten places last on ratings ladder, behind ABC and SBS

Ten had an average audience share of just 6.7% on Saturday night, well behind Seven’s winning 17.8% share, Nine’s 16.0%, ABC’s 15.0% and SBS’ larger-than-usual 7.6%.

SBS’ surge – which for the rest of the week had been averaging a 5.5% share – was due to Diana: In Her Own Words, which had a metro audience of 290,000 and Royal Murder Mysteries (230,000). ABC’s strong performance was thanks to ABC News (771,000), Father Brown (696,000), Shetland (567,000) and Gardening Australia (424,000) which all appeared in the top 10 for the evening.

Nine had the most-watched program of the evening, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings, with 797,000 tuning in to Nine News across the five metro markets. Seven News was close behind on 794,000.

Nine also appeared in the top 10 programs with the NRL – which was broadcast in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbne – placing seventh with 377,000, ahead of Getaway in eighth with 323,000 and the pre-match NRL programming with 298,000.

The women’s AFL on Seven – broadcast in Melbourne and Adelaide on the main channel – had 269,000.

Seven also won the breakfast battle. Weekend Sunrise had an average audience of 279,000 across the metro markets, compared to Nine’s Weekend Today with 248,000. The later edition of Weekend Sunrise was also ahead – 261,000 compared to 224,000.

Ten’s most-watched program was its news offering, which placed 12th with 271,000 metro viewers. It’s most-watched entertainment program was a repeat of Gold Coast Cops with 245,000.


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