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Weekly ratings crown returns to Nine thanks to NRL and The Block

Nine’s Sunday NRL grand final and The Block helped the channel win the week with a 25.3% average audience share, eight percentage points ahead of its nearest competitor Seven’s 17.3% audience share.

Meanwhile, Ten’s weekly share was 11.9%, ABC’s share was 11.6% and SBS’ share was 4.9%.

So far this year, Nine has won 14 weeks, while Seven has won 18 weeks.

The most watched program of the week was the NRL grand final, which had a metro audience of 2.301m and a national audience of 3.365m.

Nine’s NRL grand final entertainment attracted 1.330m metro viewers, while the NRL grand final presentation captured 1.290m.

Nationally, the grand final entertainment had 1.984m viewers, while the presentation collected 1.849m.

This week’s top eight programs were all from Nine, with The Block Monday ranking second with 1.417m metro viewers, ahead of The Block Tuesday’s 1.389m and The Block Wednesday’s 1.361m, while Nine News Sunday placed eighth with 1.027m metro viewers.

The Block Monday had 2.091m national viewers.

Seven’s most watched program was Seven News, with 939,000 metro viewers and 1.476m national viewers.

Ten’s largest audience came from Gogglebox’s premiere episode.

Across the five metro cities its metro audience was 823,000, while nationally it had an audience of 1.158m.

ABC’s Doc Martin was the channel’s best performing show, with 719,000 metro viewers.

Across the three commercial free to air networks – Nine, Seven and Ten – Nine won all key advertising demographics, finishing with a 34.3% share among 25-54s, a 34.3% share among 16-39s and a 35.2% share in the Grocery Buyers with Child category.

But Seven took the Saturday night win, with a 20.3% average audience share over Nine’s 18%, ABC’s 14.9%, Ten’s 7.3% and SBS’ 4.2%.

The most watched program of the night was Seven News Saturday, with 787,000 metro viewers over Nine News Saturday’s 684,000.

Nine had the most watched entertainment program with film Oddball capturing 563,000 metro viewers.

Seven’s movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, had a metro audience of 530,000.

ABC had three programs in the top six shows – ABC News, Shetland and Home Fries.

The shows averaged 658,000, 535,000 and 534,000 respectively.

Over on Ten, Supercars Championship: Bathurst Day 2 Top 10 Shootout was its most watched show, with a metro audience of 510,000.

The charts below are provided by Nine, based on OzTAM data and only provide information on the three commercial free-to-air networks.

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