The Logies and The Voice help Nine to a weekly win, but Seven Network remains on top

Seven and Nine split the honours in the weekly ratings battle, with Seven Network taking out survey week 19 with 31.3% network share against Nine’s 29.5%. Nine crept ahead on a primary channel basis (20.7% versus Seven’s 19.8%), however 7Two’s multi-channel win, with 5.5% share thanks to its Wimbledon coverage, gave the network the boost it needed.

In the survey year-to-date, Seven Network sits on 29.9% share, just ahead of Nine Network’s 29.7%.

The Logies (832,000 metro viewers) and The Voice (838,000 on Monday night, the most-watched non-news show of the week) gave Nine a good start to the week, with wins on Sunday and Monday. Seven won Tuesday, slipped behind Nine again on Wednesday, but finished the week strong with consecutive wins on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Ten finished on an 11.4% share for the week and 16.8% share for the network. It sits on 16.3% for the survey year-to-date, below the ABC Network’s 16.9%.

On Saturday night, Seven News beat Nine News comfortably to be the most-watched program of the night, with 947,000 versus 760,000 metro viewers. The AFL’s Western Bulldogs v Geelong and Fremantle v West Coast match ups attracted 657,000 metro viewers, 211,000 from Melbourne (where the first game was screened), and 235,000 from Perth (who watched West Coast blow out its fellow Western Australian team, 122-31).

The ABC’s news (554,000), comedy detective show Shakespeare and Hathaway (466,000), and drama detective show Father Brown (452,000) rounded out the five most-watched shows of the evening.

Wimbledon day six pulled 217,000 metro viewers, while the late games attracted 241,000, with world number one Ashleigh Barty defeating Harriet Dart in straight sets, in a match that averaged 420,000 metro viewers across Seven and 7Two (depending on the market).

Seven News and the AFL games also gave Seven easy wins both in share (38.5% network share, 24.5% of which came from Seven) and in the key 18-49 and 25-54 demographics.

The Nine Network (26.8%) and ABC (14.3%) came in second and third for network share, while SBS tied with Ten on 10.2%.

On a primary channel basis, SBS beat Ten 6.6% to 6.3%. 7Two beat those numbers to finish as the most-watched multi-channel on 6.8% share, thanks to its Wimbledon coverage.

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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