Live sport gives Seven the week

After five straight weeks of losing to Nine, Seven has won Week 21.

It was an unusual win given Nine won more nights, more cities, and more demos than Seven. But a live AFL match in Melbourne delivered a huge Friday share to Seven, and arguably the week as a result. It validated viewer demands for live sport on television. Nine’s Sunday night lead with Underbelly was also slimmer this week. TEN had an excellent debut with Modern Family, while MasterChef continues to reign.

The Seven Network won with 28.1% to Nine’s 27.8% and TEN’s 22.3%. ABC had 16.8% and SBS 5.0%.

In primary channels Seven was 25.0%, Nine 24.2%, TEN 20.6%, ABC1 14.7%, SBS ONE 4.6%.

GO! was 3.3%, 7TWO 2.8%, ABC2 and ONE were 1.5%, ABC3 0.5%, SBS TWO 0.4%.

Nine Network won all three key demos 16-39, 18-49, 25-54.

There was no change in city wins with Nine taking Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane while Seven ruled Adelaide and Perth.

Nine was first on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday with Seven winning Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. TEN beat Nine on Tuesday, while ABC beat TEN on Saturday.

Top show of the week was Seven News (Sunday) with 1.84m viewers.

Rnk Description Stn Network Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Seven News – Sun Seven 1,843,000 493,000 548,000 346,000 193,000 264,000
2 Masterchef Australia – Challenge Ten 1,675,000 443,000 553,000 287,000 165,000 227,000
3 Masterchef Australia Ten 1,675,000 452,000 564,000 270,000 181,000 208,000
4 Underbelly: The Golden Mile Nine 1,644,000 573,000 503,000 247,000 145,000 177,000
5 Nine News Sunday Nine 1,552,000 424,000 478,000 322,000 165,000 162,000
6 Modern Family Ten 1,549,000 448,000 488,000 251,000 173,000 190,000
7 Sunday Night Seven 1,502,000 416,000 421,000 308,000 162,000 195,000
8 NCIS Ten 1,485,000 445,000 397,000 271,000 181,000 190,000
9 Seven News Seven 1,473,000 397,000 416,000 282,000 154,000 222,000
10 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,457,000 406,000 369,000 313,000 151,000 218,000
11 Australia’s Got Talent Seven 1,431,000 447,000 417,000 244,000 129,000 194,000
12 The Force – Behind The Line Seven 1,384,000 392,000 418,000 239,000 152,000 183,000
13 Today Tonight Seven 1,370,000 357,000 384,000 273,000 157,000 200,000
14 Two And A Half Men Nine 1,351,000 354,000 466,000 244,000 102,000 185,000
15 60 Minutes Nine 1,338,000 413,000 402,000 284,000 100,000 139,000
16 Send In The Dogs Nine 1,319,000 363,000 422,000 229,000 142,000 162,000
17 Nine News Nine 1,312,000 366,000 422,000 259,000 127,000 139,000
18 Glee Ten 1,308,000 353,000 422,000 258,000 126,000 149,000
19 Customs Nine 1,289,000 364,000 419,000 224,000 135,000 147,000
20 A Current Affair Nine 1,243,000 352,000 424,000 227,000 112,000 128,000
21 Border Security – Australia’s Front Line (R) Seven 1,228,000 334,000 378,000 222,000 140,000 154,000
22 Sea Patrol Nine 1,224,000 369,000 386,000 199,000 142,000 129,000
23 Bones Seven 1,217,000 318,000 343,000 238,000 161,000 157,000
24 The Big Bang Theory Nine 1,191,000 325,000 379,000 236,000 107,000 144,000
25 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 1,161,000 351,000 303,000 220,000 136,000 151,000
26 Spicks And Specks ABC1 1,161,000 367,000 322,000 192,000 127,000 153,000
27 The Mentalist Nine 1,154,000 345,000 389,000 192,000 109,000 119,000
28 Nine News Saturday Nine 1,145,000 360,000 358,000 198,000 127,000 102,000
29 Top Gear Nine 1,104,000 246,000 377,000 234,000 102,000 145,000
30 Hey Hey It’s Saturday Nine 1,102,000 291,000 468,000 173,000 87,000 83,000
31 Two And A Half Men -Rpt Nine 1,091,000 299,000 377,000 191,000 93,000 131,000
32 Home And Away Seven 1,048,000 299,000 314,000 173,000 125,000 137,000
33 Lie To Me Ten 1,046,000 309,000 313,000 167,000 107,000 150,000
34 Masterchef Australia – Masterclass Ten 1,037,000 266,000 327,000 182,000 120,000 142,000
35 Getaway Nine 1,033,000 352,000 336,000 184,000 84,000 76,000
36 ABC News ABC1 1,016,000 282,000 319,000 167,000 102,000 146,000
37 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Nine 1,015,000 334,000 285,000 190,000 97,000 110,000
38 Seven’s AFL: Rnd 9: Collingwood Vs Geelong Seven 1,009,000 8,000 663,000 22,000 165,000 150,000
39 The Pacific Seven 984,000 250,000 310,000 180,000 119,000 125,000
40 Merlin Ten 974,000 299,000 263,000 173,000 92,000 146,000
41 Doctor Who ABC1 967,000 348,000 213,000 169,000 104,000 132,000
42 Dog Squad Seven 953,000 252,000 262,000 207,000 101,000 131,000
43 ABC News-Sa ABC1 949,000 293,000 275,000 155,000 102,000 125,000
44 ABC News-Su ABC1 946,000 285,000 281,000 158,000 98,000 124,000
45 Doc Martin Rpt ABC1 944,000 293,000 246,000 191,000 93,000 122,000
46 Castle Seven 939,000 270,000 286,000 138,000 124,000 120,000
47 Survivor: Heroes Vs Villains Nine 927,000 241,000 325,000 180,000 73,000 109,000
48 NCIS: Los Angeles Ten 927,000 264,000 279,000 135,000 119,000 130,000
49 Ten News At Five Ten 924,000 245,000 278,000 161,000 96,000 145,000
50 The Zoo Seven 921,000 283,000 289,000 154,000 80,000 115,000
51 Foyle’s War ABC1 915,000 276,000 298,000 107,000 106,000 128,000
52 Good News Week Ten 908,000 190,000 318,000 170,000 107,000 123,000
53 Australian Story ABC1 906,000 247,000 274,000 173,000 89,000 124,000
54 Who Do You Think You Are? Nine 906,000 219,000 392,000 132,000 82,000 81,000
55 Desperate Housewives Seven 894,000 247,000 278,000 163,000 92,000 115,000
56 The Good Wife Ten 893,000 232,000 279,000 170,000 89,000 123,000
57 Surf Patrol Seven 893,000 260,000 244,000 178,000 90,000 120,000
58 Bill ABC1 876,000 321,000 216,000 125,000 89,000 125,000
59 M-Nim’s Island Seven 871,000 246,000 230,000 184,000 91,000 120,000
60 Find My Family Seven 862,000 246,000 297,000 139,000 76,000 103,000
61 The 7pm Project Ten 856,000 220,000 250,000 194,000 87,000 105,000
62 Grey’s Anatomy Seven 855,000 251,000 254,000 148,000 81,000 121,000
63 CSI: Miami Nine 852,000 257,000 263,000 126,000 106,000 100,000
64 Law And Order: SVU Ten 836,000 216,000 259,000 145,000 109,000 108,000
65 Brothers & Sisters Seven 826,000 258,000 249,000 147,000 77,000 95,000
66 Four Corners ABC1 821,000 222,000 250,000 156,000 76,000 118,000
67 Australian Families Of Crime Nine 818,000 273,000 276,000 98,000 65,000 106,000
68 The Footy Show Nine 817,000 143,000 351,000 103,000 106,000 114,000
69 The Pacific – Ep.2 Seven 810,000 199,000 268,000 144,000 96,000 104,000
70 Midsomer Murders ABC1 788,000 246,000 217,000 120,000 88,000 116,000
71 7.30 Report ABC1 766,000 232,000 216,000 144,000 80,000 94,000
72 Waking The Dead ABC1 764,000 238,000 187,000 136,000 88,000 115,000
73 Ten News At Five Sat Ten 753,000 198,000 212,000 117,000 96,000 131,000
74 NCIS Fri Rpt Ten 744,000 161,000 227,000 179,000 80,000 97,000
75 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ten 735,000 237,000 202,000 131,000 90,000 76,000
76 Two And A Half Men -Tue Nine 725,000 190,000 256,000 128,000 60,000 90,000
77 Gardening Australia ABC1 721,000 239,000 182,000 133,000 80,000 87,000
78 Media Watch ABC1 719,000 213,000 232,000 119,000 58,000 96,000
79 Foreign Correspondent ABC1 715,000 225,000 204,000 121,000 76,000 88,000
80 ABC News Up-Date ABC1 707,000 247,000 176,000 100,000 80,000 103,000
81 The New Inventors ABC1 679,000 243,000 182,000 106,000 79,000 69,000
82 Hot Seat Nine 674,000 178,000 205,000 156,000 70,000 65,000
83 House Ten 659,000 151,000 234,000 122,000 81,000 71,000
84 Deal Or No Deal Seven 652,000 169,000 200,000 118,000 78,000 87,000
85 Ten News At Five Sun Ten 652,000 232,000 151,000 106,000 35,000 128,000
86 The Simpsons Ten 650,000 168,000 227,000 98,000 79,000 77,000
87 Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey ABC1 642,000 181,000 202,000 110,000 61,000 88,000
88 Catalyst ABC1 641,000 201,000 175,000 113,000 77,000 75,000
89 Voyage To The Planets ABC1 630,000 191,000 190,000 100,000 78,000 71,000
90 Neighbours Ten 630,000 166,000 205,000 116,000 67,000 75,000
91 Doctor Who: Confidential Cutdown ABC1 629,000 197,000 167,000 103,000 70,000 92,000
92 Qi ABC1 621,000 197,000 199,000 87,000 62,000 76,000
93 Nine’s Live Friday Night Football Nine 603,000 372,000 *** 231,000 *** ***
94 Collectors ABC1 595,000 190,000 144,000 111,000 68,000 81,000
95 Q & A ABC1 590,000 177,000 177,000 110,000 55,000 71,000
96 Must Love Dogs -Rpt Nine 585,000 171,000 178,000 128,000 50,000 58,000
97 Man Vs Wild SBS ONE 578,000 158,000 218,000 90,000 56,000 56,000
98 The Big Bang Theory -Tue Nine 561,000 139,000 216,000 84,000 54,000 67,000
99 Private Practice Seven 560,000 182,000 153,000 91,000 71,000 62,000
100 Lowdown ABC1 549,000 151,000 147,000 111,000 64,000 77,000

Week 21

11 Comments:

  1. David, can you send just that headline to Channel Seven. Maybe it might influence them into giving us live footy.

    The game rated well in Adelaide, but we still had to wait until 8.30. I love Friday night footy, but most of the time i lose interest by 3rd quarter because it’s on so late, and find out the score anyway because of time delay. If it was live they would have a much bigger audience sticking through the whole match.

  2. Good to see Neighbors has stablised over the last 4-6 weeks. Pretty “meh” week for viewing overall. didn’t see much and looking at the top 20 didn’t miss much either.

    Glad masterbore is having no effect on channel 10 in the grand scheme of things. The sooner that drivel is over the sooner I can watch the few shows I do watch on channel 10 without being bombarded with the equally bad masterbore commercials.

  3. In weekly wins, Nine are beating Seven 8-5. Week 22 (Week 14 of 40 in the ratings survey) will definitely go to Nine, but Seven can still come back in the second half.

  4. For Nine to win all the three major demos and lose Seven must have done very well in the 50/55+.

    And while it being live was a factor the major thing was it was a huge game Collingwood v Geelong if it was Richmond v Melbourne it wouldn’t have rated near as much.

  5. Nice win to Seven but I’m sure with the first SOO next week Nine will be back. At this point I’m wondering whether the Rafters will have a big factor on Seven’s ratings in the 2nd half of the year once Underbelly is gone?

  6. #30 Hey Hey It’s Saturday & #29 Top Gear Nine! Good to see that but #90 Neighbours……it has to go. +5 years ago it had to be axed.

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