The biggest audience for last week was Nine’s Carols by Candlelight when it drew a huge 1.77m viewers and netted Nine a staggering 45.9% share.
By comparison it was an even bigger network share than TEN’s win with the MasterChef finale (41.3).
Strictly speaking, Carols does not finish as the #1 show of the week which was The Vicar of Dibley Christmas Special (again) on 1.28m viewers. The reason? Carols repeat screening on Christmas Day sliced its overall numbers by nearly half.
Nonetheless, the Nine Network was first for the non-ratings week with 29.8 ahead of Seven’s 26.9 and TEN’s 18.4. The ABC had 17.6 and SBS 7.3.
From today OzTAM begins to add Timeshifting figures to its ratings data. And so begins a new game….