Seven on song for a clean sweep
Susan Boyle helped Seven win Week 46 in Total People, with the network just millimetres away from claiming every single week of 2011 ratings.
There are just two more weeks in the 2011 ratings year and so far the Seven Network has won every single one in Total People. It is also leading in the three key demos.
With such a convincing performance it’s going to be a challenge for Nine and TEN to put a positive spin on their year. Those Press Releases are just two weeks away, and are likely to focus on individual shows that have floated to the top.
In Week 46, Seven had another comfortable win, while ABC again pushed TEN into fourth place.
Susan Boyle’s appearance on The X Factor (Tues: 1.57m) helped the show to top the week, lifting above the Monday sing-off (1.35m). Seven’s other performers were Sunday Night (1.2m), Seven News (Sun: 1.19m, Weeknights: 1.14m), Better Homes and Gardens (1.12m), Beauty and the Geek Australia (1.11m), and Australia’s Got Amazing Talent (1.06m).
Underbelly: Razor finished a successful season on 1.42m for Nine followed by 60 Minutes (1.42m), Celebrity Apprentice (Challenge: 1.36m, Challenge 2: 1.25m), The Big Bang Theory (1.34m), Frozen Planet (1.29m), and Nine News (Sun: 1.14m).
Doc Martin (1.37m) again scored for ABC1, with Gruen Planet (1.17m), Spicks and Specks (1.1m), ABC News (Saturday: 1.00m), The Slap (902,000), and The Hamster Wheel (852,000).
NCIS was best for TEN on 1.07m, a long way of Junior MasterChef (Sun: 820,000, Mon: 661,000), Modern Family (Rpt: 815,000, Tues: 788,000), NCIS: LA (815,000), Merlin (748,000), and Rush (731,000).
For SBS the top shows were Amazon with Bruce Parry (337,000), One Born Every Minute (323,000), The Bible: A History (322,000), and Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam (291,000).
Seven Network won with 30.3% over Nine 25.9%, TEN 19.8%, ABC 18.3% and SBS 5.7%.
In Primary Channels Seven was 21.8%, Nine 18.9%, ABC1 14.3%, TEN 13.6% and SBS1 4.8%.
7TWO topped multichannels with 4.6%, followed by ELEVEN and GO! (both 4.1%), 7mate (3.9%), GEM (3.0%), 2ABC (2.5%), ONE (2.0%), SBS2 (0.9%), ABC News 24 (0.8%), ABC3 (0.7%).
While Seven won 16-39 and 18-49 demos, Nine tied for 25-54.
Seven was victorious in all 5 metro cities.
Seven Network won each night from Monday – Saturday with Nine winning Sunday. ABC again beat TEN on four nights, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. ABC also bettered Nine on Saturday. TEN beat Nine on Tuesday.
ABC1 easily beat all other primary channels on Saturday.