Ten trails ABC again as Seven nudges past Nine for weekly win

The Seven network has emerged with a narrow win, bolstered by the return of the AFL late in the week and the success of My Kitchen Rules, while Ten’s challenging few weeks, led by the failure of The Biggest Loser Transformed, continued.

The Biggest Loser dumped from Sunday night

Ten finished the week behind the ABC, the fourth time the public broadcaster has beaten the embattled station in six weeks.

Seven finished the week with a share of 22.8% for the main channel, pipping Nine with 19.9% and the ABC with 12.5%.

Ten managed just 9.9%, having been forced to make the call to drop Biggest Loser from Sunday nights, replacing it with the US sitcom Modern Family.

Nine boasted the top three most watch programs of the week, with Married at First Sight dominating with 1.246m on Monday, 1.195m on Tuesday and 1.191m on Sunday.

MKR filled the next three places in the most watched of the week with 1.137m on Wednesday, 1.115m on Tuesday and 1.02m on Monday.

Ten failed to register a single show in the weekly top 20, with Gogglebox on Thursday night drawing 725,000 to finish 21st.

On Saturday the first weekend of the AFL season delivered the goods for Seven with the match between Essendon and Hawthorn, broadcast in all metro markets except Sydney and Perth, attracting 437,000,

Ten had some good news with its coverage of qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix at 5pm watched by 411,000.

The ABC topped the night with Death In Paradise at 7.30pm bringing in an audience of 853,000 ahead of the ABC news at 7pm with 828,000 and then Seven news with 808,000 at 6pm and Nine news 717,000.

Seven won Saturday comfortably with a share of 22.4% ahead of the ABC with 19%, Nine with 11.4% and Ten with 8.9%.

Week 11 in numbers (graphs prepared by Nine based on OzTam data):


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