Australian Ninja Warrior helped Nine to secure its third ratings week of the year.
The show pulled as many as 2.14m viewers in its finale, more than 800,000 over TEN’s MasterChef finale last week. Ninja Warrior is now the biggest local show to launch sine The Voice in 2012, and one reports claim was turned down by Seven and TEN.
This week Nine & TEN have to rely on new and returning shows, whilst Seven launches new offerings from Sunday.
7mate / 9GO!: 3.3
ABC News: 1.4
SBS VICELAND / SBS Food Network: 0.9
ABC ME: 0.5
Nine won the demos 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54. TEN was second in 18-49 and 25-54.
Best brands this week were:
Nine: Australian Ninja Warrior (Final stage: 2.14m), Nine News (Sun: 1.23m), 60 Minutes (978,000) and A Current Affair (875,000).
Seven: Seven News (Sun: 1.22m), Sunday Night (792,000), Home and Away (715,000) and The Force (710,000).
TEN: MasterChef Australia (Winner Announced: 1.31m), The Bachelor Australia (846,000), Have You Been Paying Attention? (579,000) and Offspring (559,000).
ABC: ABC News (Sat: 768,000), Father Brown (756,000), The Good Karma Hospital (653,000) and Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell (644,000).
SBS: Great British Railway Journeys (277,000), Secrets of the Long Haul Flight (255,000), Michael Mosley: Queen Victoria’s Slum (247,000) and Treasures Decoded (211,000).
Nine won Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Seven scored Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. TEN bettered Seven on Monday, but ABC bettered TEN on Saturday.
Nine again won Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane, while Seven held in Adelaide (just) and Perth.