Serious themes proved to be winners for ABC and SBS last week with a Four Corners look into retirement villages and SBS immersive Filthy Rich & Homeless helping to drive ratings share.
Four Corners was ABC’s top title of the week, while Filthy Rich & Homeless pushed SBS share into double figures on Thursday.
But the week again went to Seven, winning in Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth while Nine owned Sydney & Brissy. Meanwhile TEN improved its share over the preceding week.
9GEM / ONE: 3.3
ABC2 / 9GEM: 2.7
ABC News: 1.3
SBS Food Network: 1.2
SBS VICELAND: 1.0
ABC ME: 0.7
Seven won 16-39 and 18-49 while Nine won 25-54.
Seven led on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday. Nine topped Wednesday and Thursday. ABC bettered TEN on Saturday.
Best brands this week were:
Seven: Seven News (Sun: 1.18m), House Rules (Sun: 1.12m), Sunday Night (Sun: 780,000) and Home and Away (709,000).
Nine: Nine News (Sun: 1.23m), True Story with Hamish & Andy (992,000), The Voice (949,000) and A Current Affair (815,000).
TEN: MasterChef Australia (Wed: 904,000), Have You Been Paying Attention? (811,000), Shark Tank (737,000) and Offspring (711,000).
ABC: Four Corners (966,000), ABC News (Sat: 767,000), Media Watch (731,000) and Father Brown (715,000).
SBS: Treasures Decoded (393,000), Great Continental Railway Journeys (368,000), Filthy Rich & Homeless (350,000) and Extreme Railway Journeys (307,000).