Seven stormed home to a comfortable win in the TV ratings war last week, thanks largely to The X Factor and AFL.
All three “Super Bootcamp” shows nabbed the top three places for the week, setting itself up a star-studded week of “Home Visits.” AFL finals gave the network big shares on Friday and Saturday. Seven won every night of the week.
The news was also good for ABC again grabbing third place and defeating TEN every night of the week. But it doesn’t end there with ABC2 winning the week in multichannels -a first since the commercial networks have each had two multichannels. The win was thanks the Paralympics’ four hours of coverage each night.
TEN slumped to fourth place for the fourth week in a row. The bad news is the distance behind ABC is getting wider, not smaller.
SBS ONE: 4.5
ABC News 24: 0.9
SBS TWO: 0.9
Seven won 18-49 and 25-54 while Nine won 16-39.
Seven also won every city except Brisbane, which fell to Nine.
The X Factor was highest on Tuesday with 1.57m viewers. Next for Seven were Sunday Night (1.35m), Seven News (Sun 1.33m, weeknights: 1.17m), Winners and Losers (1.3m), Border Security (1.22m) and Today Tonight (1.05m).
House Husbands launched well as Nine’s top show for the week on 1.35m then 60 Minutes (1.34m), Nine News (Sun: 1.2m, weeknights: 1.11m), Big Brother (highest show was Wed: 1.02m), and ACA (992,000).
ABC News (weeknights: 1.05m, Sun: 936,000), was best for ABC1 then Call the Midwife (989,000), Gruen Planet (909,000), Australian Story (850,000), Four Corners (846,000) and Grand Designs Revisited (844,000).
TEN’s best performer Puberty Blues (728,000) ranked a disappointing #48th for the week. Next were TEN News (708,000), Can of Worms (616,000), a Modern Family replay (600,000) and NCIS (551,000).
Who Do You Think You Are? on SBS ONE was 343,000 followed by Meet the Amish (326,000), Engineering Giants (325,000), Bears of the Last Frontier (320,000) and Insight (305,000).