As expected Nine won last week, due largely to its blockbuster events The Block finale and State of Origin 3 -but as the bottom began to fall away in its early evening schedule, Nine’s lead should have been much bigger.
Seven did well to come within striking distance of Nine and it’s possible they could edge closer when Consolidated numbers come in later.
Nine Network won with 29.1% to Seven 28.3%, TEN 19.8%, ABC 15.7% and SBS 7.0%.
The Block: The Winner Announced was the week’s top show with 2.97m viewers.
Next for Nine were State of Origin (match: 2.68m). Other brands to perform were Nine News (Sun: 1.57m, weeknights: 1.25m), 60 Minutes (1.28m), Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year (1.18m) and A Current Affair (1.06m).
Revenge (1.45m) was best for Seven then Seven News (Sun: 1.43m, weeknights: 1.3m), Downton Abbey (1.41m), Today Tonight (1.14m), The Amazing Race Australia (1.11m) and Sunday Night (1.1m).
MasterChef‘s Monday night episode topped TEN’s week with 1.4m viewers. Other TEN brands were Offspring (898,000), NCIS (873,000), Last Man Standing (Mon: 756,000) and TEN News (735,000).
On ABC1 it was Australian Story (1.02m), Death in Paradise (981,000), ABC News (Sat: 978,000, weeknights: 914,000) and Four Corners (851,000).
Tour de France (Stage 7: 330,000) helped SBS ONE to a stronger share last week, then Heston’s Feasts (292,000), Mythbusters (271,000) Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve (270,000) and Who Do You Think You Are? (267,000).
Nine’s primary channel won with 23.0% to Seven 21.1%, TEN 14.2%, ABC1 11.8%, SBS ONE 6.2%.
7TWO was 3.9% then GO! 3.4%, 7mate 3.3%, ELEVEN 3.2%, Gem 2.6%, ABC2 and ONE 2.5%, ABC3 and SBS TWO 0.8%, ABC News 24 0.7%.
Nine won all three key demos while TEN came second in 16-39.
Seven won Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. ABC bettered TEN on Saturday.
Seven ranked first in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Nine took Sydney and Brisbane.
There are less than 3 weeks before the Olympics begin.