Seven wins network ratings, but Nine tops primary channel and demos.

By David Knox on May 27, 2013 / Filed Under News 3

2013-05-27_0015Last week delivered an unusual result in TV ratings.

Seven won the network share but Nine’s primary channel was on top.

That’s because Seven edged ahead in multichannels.

TEN almost came close to toppling the ABC. Even SBS had a better week.

Network:
Seven: 29.7%
Nine: 29.1%
ABC: 17.5%
TEN: 17.1%
SBS: 6.6%

Primary channels:
Nine: 22.4%
Seven: 21.4%
ABC1: 13.4%
TEN: 11.9%
SBS ONE: 5.5%

Multichannels:
7TWO: 4.5%
GO! 4.1%
7mate: 3.8%
GEM: 2.8%
ELEVEN: 2.7%
ABC2: 2.5%
ONE: 2.5%
ABC News 24: 1.0%
SBS 2: 1.0%
ABC3: 0.7%
NITV: 0.1%

Nine won 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.

Seven News (Sun: 1.42m, weeknights: 1.24m) was best for Seven then Packed to the Rafters (1.25m), A Place to Call Home (1.15m), Sunday Night (1.14m), Today Tonight (1.04m) and House Rules (Reveal: 1.04m).

60 Minutes topped the week with 1.7m viewers -its best numbers all year followed by Nine News (Sun: 1.58m, weeknights: 1.35m), The Voice (1.56m) The Block (Sun: 1.53m), The Big Bang Theory (1.17m), A Current Affair (1.11m) and Arrow (965,000).

Death in Paradise (932,000) led ABC1 followed by ABC News (weeknights: 931,000, Sat: 916,000), New Tricks (846,000), Australian Story (841,000), The Checkout (814,000) and Doctor Who (812,000).

The return of Offspring (872,000) was best for TEN then NCIS (764,000 / 723,000), The Biggest Loser (highest: 728,000), Elementary (697,000) and TEN News (679,000).

Eurovision Song Contest (581,000) was a great result for SBS ONE then Who Do You Think You Are? (444,000), The Little Paris Kitchen (314,000), Shane Delia’s Spice Journey (283,000) and Mythbusters (273,000).

Nine won Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday while Seven took Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. ABC bettered TEN on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Seven was victorious in Melbourne (by 0.1%), Adelaide and Perth, whilst Nine took out Sydney and Brisbane.

3 Comments »

  1. max May 27, 2013 at 7:01 pm -

    I rarely watch free TV anymore. I’m sure I am not alone. There is less and less to watch.

  2. deedeedragons May 27, 2013 at 3:35 pm -

    7Two does have a few good things on it (Air Crash Investigations, Bargain Hunt etc…) but it has always to me been a free version of UKTV with fewer 1st run shows.

  3. Pertinax May 27, 2013 at 9:58 am -

    Go! and Gem are full of repeats and failures from 9.

    Seven has done a much better deal of programming it’s secondary channels and not cannibalising their own audience.

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