The NRL grand final gives Nine another ratings week win

Seven was the most watched network on Saturday night, earning a 31.8% audience share. Seven News attracted 772,000 metro viewers, and its 7pm broadcast of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban had 351,000 metro viewers.

Up against Ten’s broadcast of the Bathurst 1000 Supercars Championship, Seven’s telecast of the Caulfield horse racing attracted just 94,000 metro viewers.

Seven Network’s weekly share was 27.3%. The most-watched multi-channel was a tie between 7Two and 10 Bold, on 3.8%.

Nine won the week on 30.7% after topping Sunday through Wednesday nights, thanks to juggernaut reality program The Block and the NRL Grand Final – which was broadcast on Sunday night in prime time and earned a 46.4% share for the evening.

Nine’s success for the week helped it maintain its slight lead for the year on 29.7%, ahead of Seven’s 29.4%.

On Saturday, Nine News and Star Wars: Attack of the Clones brought in 635,000 and 297,000 metro viewers, respectively.

Ten’s broadcast of the Bathurst 1000 Supercars Championship was successful in the ratings and advertising demographics. The Shoot Out session topped the key advertising demographics of the 18 to 49s and 25 to 54s, and attracted 461,000 metro viewers. The Support 1, Support 2 and Support 3 sessions also brought in 221,000, 245,000 and 314,000 metro viewers respectively.

Ten’s network share for Saturday was 14.1% and its weekly ratings share was 18%.

The ABC’s weekly share was 15.5% and SBS reached an 8.5% share.

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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