It was almost a 2011-style hat trick for the Seven Network in last week’s ratings.
Seven easily won the week, taking every night and every city. It was only pipped by GO! topping multichannels and TEN snaring 16-39 demographic. Seven won 18-49 and 25-54.
Seven Network was 30.3% to Nine 24.5%, TEN 21.7%, ABC 16.5% and SBS 7.0%.
The top ten shows were largely divided between Seven and TEN, with Nine only managing one entry.
Seven News Sunday was the week’s top show on 1.54m viewers (weeknights: 1.23m, Sat: 1.23m), then Sunday Night (1.48m), Downton Abbey (1.37m), Revenge (1.34m), Billy Connolly’s Route 66 (1.23m) and Better Homes and Gardens (1.11m).
Nine News (Sun: 1.39m, weeknights: 1.16m, Sat: 937,000), was best for Nine then Hamish & Andy’s Euro Gap Year (1.15m), 60 Minutes (1.11m), Reaching Out (1.00m), and ACA (963,000).
MasterChef‘s best was Sunday with 1.46m for TEN with other brands being The Shire (942,000), NCIS (9717,000), Modern Family (711,000) and New Girl (696,000).
ABC News (weeknights: 960,000, Sat: 878,000, Sun: 774,000) was strongest on ABC1 followed by Australian Story (929,000), Death in Paradise (882,000), Four Corners (817,000) and Media Watch (711,000).
On SBS ONE Tour de France rose to 324,000 (Stage 16) with other brands Usain Bolt: The Fastest Man Alive (311,000), Who Do You Think You Are? (295,000) and RocKwiz (295,000).
Seven’s primary channel was 23.0% to Nine 17.3%, TEN 16.0%, ABC1 11.9% and SBS ONE 6.2%.
GO! led multichannels with 4.6%, then 7TWO 4.1%, 7mate 3.2%, ELEVEN 3.1%, ABC2 2.9%, ONE 2.6%, Gem 2.5%, ABC3 1.0% and ABC News 24 and SBS TWO both on 0.8%.
In other results TEN defeated Nine on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Olympics coverage begins from Saturday. Although they still form part of official ratings surveys, advertisers normally separate such data as an abnormal event.