It was a dead heat in the ratings race last year, the first for 2017.
Seven and Nine both tied on a 28.7% share, although Nine won on primary share and demos. Seven lifted on the weekend due to AFL and thanks to having stronger multichannels. It means the week will go down to Timeshifted viewing.
Meanwhile TEN edged back in front of the ABC after their tie for third place last week. SBS repeated its 7.4% share.
Seven / Nine: 28.7
ABC News: 1.3
SBS VICELAND: 1.0
SBS Food Network: 0.8
ABC ME: 0.7
Nine won Sunday – Thursday, Seven won Friday and Saturday. ABC bettered TEN on Sunday, Monday and Saturday.
Nine won Sydney and Brisbane. Seven won Adelaide and Perth. Both tied for Melbourne.
Best brands this week were:
Nine: The Block (Sun: 1.35m), Nine News (Sun: 1.21m), 60 Minutes (869,000) and This Time Next Year (795,000).
Seven: Seven News (1.17m), Sunday Night (942,000), Home and Away (685,000) and Border Security (668,000).
TEN: The Bachelor (Wed: 750,000), Have You Been Paying Attention? (641,000), Australian Survivor (Sun: 633,000) and The Project (7pm: 570,000).
ABC: ABC News (Sat: 763,000), Father Brown (743,000), Four Corners (742,000), Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell (719,000) and Utopia (717,000).
SBS: Great Wall of China: The Hidden Story (341,000), Great American Railroad Journeys (336,000), Insight (316,000) and Scientology: Going Clear (302,000).